On Sunday evening, the University of Georgia was selected to be one of 16 hosts for an NCAA Regional. The last time the Bulldogs hosted a regional was 2008, when the program made the College World Series finals.
As reported in the Athens Banner-Herald, the winner of the Athens regional will move on to a super-regional, with the winner of that advancing to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. The host cities of super regionals are determined based on regional results, but top eight seeds, which were determined Monday, will host super regional should they advance out of their regional.
Hosting a regional or super regional gives a college baseball team nearly a 70 percent chance of advancing, according to the NCAA. For the past 10 years, 37 percent of teams that hosted a regional advanced to the College World Series.
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Georgia will soon be informed of its opponents. The 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Selection Show, with regional pairings and national seeds, were slated to be announced in a live, one-hour telecast on ESPNU.
The Bulldogs are one of four teams from the SEC hosting a regional.
Other schools hosting a regional are: Texas, North Carolina, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Oregon State, Stetson, Arkansas, Florida, East Carolina, Texas Tech, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Florida State, Stanford and N.C. State.
The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all regional and super regional games.
Regionals will be played from June 1 through June 4. Super regionals will be played from June 8 through June 11.