Georgia coach Scott Stricklin shares disappointment after Bulldogs miss NCAA Tournament
Nine SEC teams made the NCAA Baseball Tournament, it was announced on Monday afternoon.
Georgia was not among those teams, despite having a head-to-head win over an LSU program during the SEC Tournament. LSU was seen as another potential bubble team.
After learning about Georgia missing the cut, coach Scott Stricklin expressed his disappointment, saying he thought the Dawgs should have gotten in over LSU and Alabama (via Rivals.com):
“I’m really disappointed. I’m disappointed for our players, our program—it was one of those things where I thought we were going to get in over LSU,” Stricklin said. “I honestly felt that. We had the same (SEC) record, our RPI and strength of schedule were in the same territory. We beat them head-to-head on a neutral site field, beat their No. 1 starter in what felt like a must-win game. They treated it that way and we did, too, and we won. I feel like, and I’m not alone, other coaches in the league felt it was Georgia, LSU and Alabama.”
Instead, the Bulldogs’ season is now over. Nine SEC teams will vie for a College World Series title, but it’s back to the drawing board for Stricklin and the Georgia program.