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Georgia draws top seed Miami in CWS
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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) _ Georgia keeps drawing ACC teams in the postseason, and for the Bulldogs' College World Series opener, they have to play the best team in the conference.
Make that the best team in the nation.
"Miami is the best team in the country," said Georgia shortstop Gordon Beckham. "They have proved it all year."
Beckham and the Bulldogs will face the top-seeded Hurricanes Saturday night in Omaha.
"We know they are the No. 1 seed," said pitcher Trevor Holder, who will start in the opener.
"Our motto is that you have to beat the best to be the best."
Georgia beat Georgia Tech to win its NCAA regional and then won two of three from another Atlantic Coast Conference team, North Carolina State, in the Athens Super Regional.
Georgia (41-23-1) won the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship and also beat Arizona, defending national champion Oregon State and Florida State during the season.
Georgia hopes to beat Miami to avoid falling behind early in the double-elimination College World Series.
"We want to play our game and not worry so much about them," said first baseman Rich Poythress. "We know Miami is talented one through nine."
Miami plans to start ace Chris Hernandez, who is 11-0.
"I don't know much about him," Beckham said. "I know he has 11 wins and has not lost. He is doing some stuff right."
Georgia has scored 90 runs in eight postseason games, including a 17-8 rout of N.C. State in the Super Regional clincher.

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