TV Changes Start Time For Game Vs. Georgia

Auburn, Ala.--The starting time for Saturday's Auburn at Georgia baseball game has been changed to accommodate television coverage.

The Tigers and the Bulldogs will square off at noon CDT on Saturday in Athens, three hours earlier than previously scheduled. CSS will provide TV coverage from Foley Field.

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.

Coach Tom Slater's Auburn team comes into the series after taking two out of three games from a strong Ole Miss team. Georgia also won two out of three over the weekend vs. Vanderbilt.

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.

Auburn will close the regular season the following week at home vs. Alabama while the Bulldogs travel to Tennessee.

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.

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