CARROLLTON, Ga. - It was a battle for UWG baseball on Super Bowl Sunday, but the Wolves came out on top defeating the Augusta Jaguars by a score of 7-6 in ten innings.

It was an unfamiliar start for West Georgia as they trailed Augusta for the first time in the series, down 5-0 heading into the sixth inning. The Jaguars had scored three runs in the third inning, piling on a single run in the fourth and fifth innings as well, but Head Coach Skip Fite knew his team wouldn't give in.

"I challenged the guys there in the fifth inning, telling them we were getting outplayed and they rose to the occasion," said Coach Fite. "They had us on the ropes but we were able to get a few things going our way and the guys showed they are really tough and got it done," added Fite.

The comeback effort started in the bottom of the sixth with Drew Eady drawing a walk and taking second on a wild pitch to begin the frame. Ben Utley then did what he had done all series by driving in Eady on a double to center field. Senior Artemis Kadkhodaian then laid down a perfect run to put runners on the corners with no outs.

Utley then scored on an error by Augusta. Price Peters also scored on a throwing error by the Jaguars catcher, cutting the UWG deficit to 5-3. A pinch hit double from Cade Marlowe tied the game at 5-5 heading into the seventh inning.

Ryan Sapp came into the game as relief pitcher with one out in fifth inning and was lights out for UWG. The senior from McDonough, GA had a career day, throwing 3.2 innings while giving up no runs and striking out four Jaguars.

"Ryan Sapp is just a winner and a competitor who wants to be out there every second," said Fite. "He wants this team to be successful. He doesn't care whether he gets the win or not, he wants the team to get the win," Fite added.

The contest stayed knotted at 5-5 through the next three innings, pushing the series finale into extras. Augusta then broke through with a single run in the top of the tenth, making it a 6-5 game headed to the bottom half of the inning.

Artemis Kadkhodaian then stepped to the plate for the Wolves and smashed his first homerun of the season, tying the game at six apiece. A Price Peters single and a sacrifice bunt from Ryan Raper brought freshman Brady Barnes to plate in only his second collegiate at bat.

The Newnan, GA native delivered with a game-winning single to left field, giving West Georgia the 7-6 win. "I got in a good count at 2-0 and was sitting dead red fastball," said Barnes of the final at bat. "The pitcher left a fastball over the plate and I was able to put a good swing on it. Price got a good jump from second and was able to score. I can't even explain the feeling. It was just a great win," added Barnes.

The Wolves now head on the road, as they will take on the Columbus State Cougars in a midweek matchup Thursday at 4:00 p.m. EST. Live stat links for that game are available at