Dawgs hosting NCAA Regional for first time since 2008

Dawgs hosting NCAA Regional for first time since 2008

ATHENS, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Bulldogs' road to Omaha will begin in Athens.

The Dawgs were selected as an NCAA Baseball Tournament Regional host Sunday night, marking the first time Georgia will host one since 2008. It's the Bulldogs' first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2011.

Georgia went 37-19 in the regular season with an 18-12 record in the SEC. The team is currently 9th in the RPI, which bodes well for the Dawgs' chances of earning a national seed.

"We are excited to be in the NCAA Tournament and having an opportunity to host is a credit to how the team has performed this year along with the support of our fans and administration," said Georgia head baseball coach Scott Stricklin. "We look forward to playing again at Foley Field in front of our fans as they've done an outstanding job cheering us on all season."

The 16 regional sites were revealed Sunday night, and the rest of the 64-team field will be unveiled Monday afternoon.