Georgia opens SEC baseball tournament Tuesday vs. South Carolina

Georgia players surround backup catcher Will David to celebrate Sunday's 9-4, series-clinching win over No. 18 Tennessee at Foley Field. David, normally an infielder, has filled in with Fernando Gonzalez and Corey Collins both injured. (Kari Hodges/UGA Athletics)

Credit: Kari Hodges/UGAAA

Credit: Kari Hodges/UGAAA

Georgia players surround backup catcher Will David to celebrate Sunday's 9-4, series-clinching win over No. 18 Tennessee at Foley Field. David, normally an infielder, has filled in with Fernando Gonzalez and Corey Collins both injured. (Kari Hodges/UGA Athletics)

Georgia will begin play in the SEC baseball tournament by facing South Carolina at 10:30 a.m. ET Tuesday in Hoover, Alabama.

The Bulldogs (29-26, 11-19 SEC) are seeded 11th, and the Gamecocks are seeded sixth. There are four games on Tuesday’s schedule, and all are single-elimination games. The four winners will advance to join the top four seeds, who all received byes, in Wednesday’s play.

The top four seeds are Florida (1), Arkansas (2), LSU (3) and Vanderbilt. If Georgia defeats South Carolina, the Bulldogs will face LSU at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday. After Tuesday, all games are double-elimination games, and all games before the championship game are set for SEC Network telecasts.

The semifinals are set for Saturday (first game at 1 p.m. ET), with the championship set for 3 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPN2.

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