"We've been through the battles and now have the opportunity to play in the biggest stage in college baseball," said Georgia coach David Perno. "Hopefully, we can start the College World Series like we started the season."
Georgia will have a full day of activities Friday as all eight teams in the CWS field will get to practice at Rosenblatt Stadium, the home of the College World Series. Georgia will begin the day by taking a team photo at the "Road To Omaha" statue in front of the stadium and then have a 40-minute interview session with ESPN. At 1 p.m. ET, the Bulldogs will hold a one-hour practice followed by a 30-minute autograph sessions. At 2 p.m., Perno will take part in a 90-minute CWS Coaches Press Conference. At 7 p.m., the CWS field will reconvene at the park for a barbeque and then Olympic-style team introductions and a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
"We're back here because so many guys committed to make a run and having a chance at winning a national championship," said Perno. "We played a tough schedule and we do that to be tough enough to advance through the post season."
The Bulldogs face the Hurricanes (52-19) Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Mike Patrick, Orel Hershiser and Erin Andrews will form the broadcast team for the network. Jeff Dantzler will call the action on AM 960, The REF.