ATHENS------The Georgia Bulldogs will have 31 games at Foley Field in 2018, featuring Southeastern Conference series with South Carolina, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas.
The 56-game college baseball season begins Feb. 16 at Foley Field with a series against Georgia Southern. Eight of Georgia’s first nine contests will be at home before a Spring Break trip to Charleston for games against College of Charleston, The Citadel and Charleston Southern.
SEC play opens on the road against Alabama (March 16-18) while the Bulldogs SEC home opener will be with the Gamecocks (March 23-25). The other SEC home series will be with the Aggies (March 29-31), Wildcats (April 13-15), the Volunteers (April 27-29) and Razorbacks (May 17-19). Along with the series in Tuscaloosa, Georgia’s road trips in the conference will be at Vanderbilt (April 6-8), Ole Miss (April 20-22), Missouri (May 4-6), and Florida (May 11-13). Please note the ESPNU and SEC Network Thursday night selections have not been set, thus some SEC series may change to Thursday-Saturday.
The 16th annual Spring Baseball Classic to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will be May 8 as the Bulldogs battle their rival Georgia Tech at the Atlanta Braves home, SunTrust Park. The Bulldogs are 10-5 all-time against Tech in this game.
The SEC Tournament again will feature the league’s top 12 finishers in the regular season and be played in Hoover, Ala., from May 22-27. NCAA Regional action at various campus sites will be June 1-4 with Super Regionals from June 8-11. The 2018 season culminates with the College World Series (CWS) from June 16-27 in Omaha, Neb. The Bulldogs have made six appearances in Omaha including winning the national title in 1990 and reaching the CWS Finals in 2008.
Georgia will begin fall practice today, and it will end with the annual Red versus Black Fall World Series from Nov. 3-5. Georgia is in its fifth year under Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin. The Bulldogs fall roster features 26 returning lettermen and nine newcomers. Georgia welcomes back all nine starting position players and several key components of the pitching staff. The Bulldogs went 25-32 last year including 8-3 over their final 11 games of the regular season to qualify for the SEC Tournament. In that stretch, Georgia claimed a road series over No. 4 Kentucky and No. 30 South Carolina and a home series over No. 6 Mississippi State.
The Georgia Bulldog Club operates the Georgia Baseball Fund (GBF), which will serve as the priority-seating program for Georgia Baseball. The donation deadline to guarantee a renewable season ticket for the 2018 Georgia Baseball season is Oct. 31. To learn more about the GBF, call The Georgia Bulldog Club toll-free at (877) 423-2947 or review the GBF brochure at the following link: http://thegeorgiabulldogclub.com/georgia-baseball-fund
Season ticket applications will be mailed in October, and the deadline will be Nov. 30.
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2018 GEORGIA BASEBALL TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
DAYS DATES OPPONENT/SERIES TIMES (ET)
Fri.-Sun. Feb. 16-18 Ga. Southern 5/1/1 pm
Wed. Feb. 21 @ Kennesaw State 5 pm
Fri.-Sun. Feb. 23-25 Charlotte 5/1/1 pm
Tues. Feb. 27 Wofford 5 pm
Wed. Feb. 28 Ga. State 5 pm
Fri.-Sun. March 2-4 @ College of Charleston 4/1/1 pm
Tues. March 6 @ The Citadel 7 pm
Wed. March 7 @ Charleston Southern 3 pm
Fri.-Sun. March 9-11 Toledo 6/2/1 pm
Tues. March 13 Kennesaw State 5 pm
Fri.-Sun. March 16-18 @ *Alabama TBA
Tues. March 20 @ Ga. State 6 pm
Tues. March 27 Charleston Southern 6 pm
Thurs-Sat. March 29-31 *Texas A&M 7/7/2 pm
Tues. April 3 Ga. Tech 7 pm
Fri.-Sun. April 6-8 @ *Vanderbilt TBA
Tues. April 10 @ Clemson 7 pm
Fri.-Sun. April 13-15 *Kentucky 7/2/1 pm
Tues. April 17 Clemson 7 pm
Fri.-Sun. April 20-22 @ *Ole Miss 7:30/2:30/2:30 pm
Tues. April 24 @ Ga. Tech 7 pm
Fri.-Sun. April 27-29 *Tennessee 7/2/1 pm
Fri.-Sun. May 4-6 @ *Missouri 7:30/3/2 pm
Tues. May 8 vs. %Ga. Tech 7 pm
Fri.-Sun. May 11-13 @ *Florida 6:30/6:30/1 pm
Tues. May 15 Presbyterian 6 pm
Thurs.-Sat. May 17-19 *Arkansas 7/7/2 pm
Tues.-Sun. May 22-27 ^SEC Tournament TBA
Fri.-Mon. June 1-4 +NCAA Regionals TBA
Fri.-Mon. June 8-11 +NCAA Super Regionals TBA
Sat.-Wed. June 16-27 $College World Series TBA
Home games in Bold; *SEC game; %SunTrust Park, Atlanta, Ga.; ^Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, Ala.; +Campus Sites, TBA; $TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.; Note: All times and dates subject to change