CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves took care of business in a region contest on Tuesday afternoon at Cole Field, upending the Miles Golden Bears for the second time in seven days, beating the Golden Bears 11-3.
Both teams opened the scoring early in the contest, as Miles put a run on the board against UWG starter Jordan Schmits in the top of the first inning, but the Wolves responded quickly as Christopher Michals singled to lead off the game for West Georgia in the bottom of the first. Three batters later, senior catcher Price Peters singled home Michals to tie the contest, then left fielder Nick Poskey made it back-to-back singles to give the Wolves a 2-1 lead.
Miles added a run in the top of the third to tie the game, and that's where the score would stay until the bottom of the fifth, when West Georgia broke the game open with a four-spot. That sparked a four-inning streak where the Wolves scored at least one run in each inning to take a commanding 11-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth.
The Wolves opened the four-run fifth with four straight hits, scoring three runs and chasing the Miles starter from the game. The final run of the inning came on a single from freshman shortstop Joseph Hill, who scored Cade Marlowe to give West Georgia a 6-2 advantage. The final blow of the game came in the bottom of the eighth, when Peters picked up his 10th RBI of the two games against Miles this year with a two-run blast to center field.
Michals was 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and two doubles on the day at the top of the lineup. He headed a lineup that pounded out 11 runs on 18 hits, and Ben Utley was next on the list with a 3-for-3 performance. Peters was 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored on the afternoon.
West Georgia will be back in action on the road this weekend, taking on the North Alabama Lions on the road in a three-game Gulf South Conference series.