The three-game series is an important one for both the Tigers and Bulldogs, who are battling to qualify for the SEC Tournament with six SEC games remaining. UGA, a College World Series participant last year with most of its key players back, is 9-14 in conference games while is 11-13.
The Tigers, who are 30-20 overall, have no non-conference games this week. Georgia, which has played eight straight home games, will play Western Carolina on Wednesday before opening the series vs. Auburn at 6:06 p.m. CDT on Friday in a game that will be televised by CSS.
Last season in Auburn, the Tigers ended UGA's school-record 12-game SEC winning streak, but the Bulldogs won the series 2-1. Auburn won two of three games in 2003 on its last series in Athens.
d Eight of the 12 teams will qualify for the SEC Tournament. AU, Arkansas and Vandy are tied for the eighth spot with the 11-13 records. Georgia's nine SEC victories is the lowest total in the league other than the six wins for Kentucky. Tennessee, at 15-8 overall, has the league's best record with Florida a half-game behind at 15-9.