SEC TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Georgia Battles LSU in the opening round

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We’ve made it. Postseason baseball time.

After losing it’s last four series, Georgia needs to go deep in the SEC tournament if it hopes to secure a spot in the NCAAs. They’ll start their run against LSU at 5:30 ET on Tuesday. The Tigers finished the year with a record of 34-21 (13-17 SEC), which is disappointing considering the position LSU is normally at come SEC tournament time.

Don’t let the record fool you though, this is a team with the same grit as all those before them. Four LSU players received awards at this year’s SEC Awards, including three players that landed on the All-Freshman team.

Series History

Georgia is 24-68-3 all-time against LSU and Tuesday’s matchup will be the first between the two since 2019, where the Bulldogs took 2 out of 3 in Athens.

SEC Tournament History

Georgia is 30-46 all-time in the SEC tournament, with their best finish coming as runner-up three different times. They finished tied for third in the last tournament in 2019.

LSU holds to best all-time record in the SEC tournament at 88-44, winning it 12 times. They have won six of the last twelve titles, with the most recent coming in 2017.

Matchups

Georgia will throw Luke Wagner (3-3, 4.75) against LSU’s Landon Marceaux (6-4, 2.04). Fans weren’t sure if Wagner would be available for the tournament after taking a line drive off the leg in game one of the Ole Miss series, but looks like the injury wasn’t that serious.

Key Points

Georgia will be without one of its best offensive weapons in Connor Tate, who is still dealing with an ankle injury suffered in the Florida series.

Riley King is also questionable even though he played in the season series finale against Ole Miss.

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