Dawgs get ready to fight with Cats

ATHENS - In one of the premier series in all of college baseball this week, 11th-ranked Georgia battles seventh-ranked Kentucky for the Southeastern Conference championship starting Thursday at Foley Field at 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs (36-16, 16-11 SEC) have the nation's longest current winning streak at 12 games while the Wildcats (41-11, 19-8 SEC) have won nine in a row. In SEC action, Georgia has posted nine straight victories while Kentucky has won 12 of its last 13 contests. Thursday marks the first game of the final SEC series of the regular season.

Georgia trails Kentucky by three games for the SEC title and is one game behind Western Division leader 10th-ranked Alabama (36-17, 17-10 SEC) who is at Tennessee (31-21, 11-15 SEC). The SEC Champion and divisional titles are determined by conference winning percentage in the regular season only. Meanwhile, the SEC Tournament winner receives the automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

Please note that the SEC and its coaches moved the final league series of the season to Thursday-Saturday this year to allow teams an extra day of preparation for the SEC Tournament (May 24-28 at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala.) Georgia and Kentucky have already clinched a spot in next week's tournament.

Fans who already hold tickets to the UGA-UK baseball series should note these new dates and times and bring the appropriate ticket to Foley Field.

Game 1 UGA-UK Series: Thursday, May 18th at 7 p.m. (Original Friday tickets are good for Game 1)

Game 2 UGA-UK Series: Friday, May 19th at 6 p.m. (Original Saturday tickets are good for Game 2)

Game 3 UGA-UK Series: Saturday, May 20th at 1 p.m. (Original Sunday tickets are good for Game 3)

Georgia's longest winning streak in the modern era is 14 games during the 1990 national championship season. The 2004 SEC champions Bulldogs that advanced to the College World Series also won 12 in a row while the 2001 SEC champion Georgia team that reached the College World Series was the last club to post 13 straight wins. The 1908 Georgia squad holds the school mark for consecutive victories with 20 as they captured the Southern Championship.

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