Bulldogs Earn No. 8 Seed, Face Vanderbilt Tuesday
Curt Powell's home run beat Vanderbilt earlier this year in Nashville.

Curt Powell's home run beat Vanderbilt earlier this year in Nashville.
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May 19, 2012

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ATHENS-----Georgia will be the No. 8 seed at the SEC Baseball Tournament and face No. 5 Vanderbilt Tuesday night at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala. The Georgia-Vanderbilt contest will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Florida-Auburn game that is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. CT.

The Bulldogs (31-24, 14-15 SEC) faced the Commodores (29-25, 16-14 SEC) back in week two of league play in Nashville (March 23-25), and Vanderbilt claimed the series two games to one. Georgia won the opener  1-0 as junior Curt Powell led off the fourth inning with a solo home run. Alex Wood, Chase Hawkins, Bryan Benzor and Blake Dieterich combined on a seven-hit shutout. In game two, Vanderbilt posted a 5-4 walk-off, scoring three runs on one hit in the ninth. In the rubber game, Vanderbilt erased a 3-1 deficit with a four-run outburst in the eighth for a 5-3 series-clinching victory.  The Commodores have won four straight league series including taking two of three at SEC champion LSU last week and then completed a sweep of Ole Miss Saturday. Georgia dropped a series at Alabama Saturday.

The 10-team SEC Tournament runs through Sunday. It will be double elimination until Saturday when it becomes single elimination.  The 10 teams are seeded 1-10 with the two divisional champions (LSU and South Carolina) serving as the top two seeds and earning first-round byes. Seeds are based on conference winning percentage.

Georgia has a 28-38 all-time record at the tournament. The 2012 appearance will be the 20th in school history. Last year, Georgia reached the semifinals, going 3-2 which helped them advance to another NCAA Regional. The Bulldogs opened up with a 10-0 loss to Vanderbilt and then stormed back to beat Auburn, top-ranked South Carolina and third-ranked Florida before being eliminated by the Gators.

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2012 SEC Tournament Bracket (All times are Central)
Tuesday, May 22
Game 1 9:30 am #4 Kentucky vs. #9 Ole Miss [SPSO]
Game 2 TBD #6 Arkansas vs. #7 Mississippi State [SPSO]
Game 3 4:30 pm #3 Florida vs. #10 Auburn [CSS]
Game 4 TBD #5 Vanderbilt vs. #8 Georgia [CSS]

Wednesday, May 23
Game 5 9:30 am Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 [SPSO]
Game 6 TBD #1 LSU vs. Game 1-2 Low Seed Winner [SPSO]
Game 7 4:30 pm Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 [CSS]
Game 8 TBD #2 South Carolina vs. Game 3-4 Low Seed Winner [CSS]

Thursday, May 24
Game 9 9:30 am Loser Game 6 vs. Winner Game 5 [SPSO]
Game 10 TBD Game 1-2 Top Seed Winner vs. Winner Game 6 [SPSO]
Game 11 4:30 pm Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 7 [CSS]
Game 12 TBD Game 3-4 Top Seed vs. Winner Game 8 [CSS]

Friday, May 25
Game 13 3:00 pm Loser Game 10 vs. Winner Game 9 [CSS]
Game 14 TBD Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 11 [CSS]

Saturday, May 26

Game 15 Noon Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 13 [CSS]
Game 16 TBD Winner Game 12 vs. Winner Game 14 [CSS]

Sunday, May 27
Game 17 2:30 p.m. Winner Game 15 vs. Winner Game 16 [ESPN2]

All Times are Central
[ESPN2] - ESPN2
[SPSO] - Includes SportSouth, Sun Sports, FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Houston and FOX Sports South in Kentucky [CSS] - Includes Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast, CST (Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida), Brighthouse Sports Network (Florida), Time Warner Cable (Carolinas), Insight Cable (Kentucky)
All games will be streamed live on ESPN3.com and broadcast in high definition
The second and fourth games each day will begin 30 minutes following the previous game.

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