Carrollton, GA - It wasn't the start that Skip Fite and the West Georgia baseball team had hoped for as they dropped both games to North Alabama in a Sunday doubleheader to open Gulf South Conference play.

UWG struggled offensively in game one, falling by a score of 7-1 to the Lions. North Alabama opened the scoring with two runs in the second inning. The Lions also picked up two runs in the fifth and three in the eighth.

UWG picked up their lone run of the game on an RBI double from Ben Utley in the fifth inning. Utley paced the Wolves offense going 3-4 with the RBI. Artemis Kadkhodaian had two hits for the Wolves.

Greyson McLeod started the game for UWG, pitching 4.1 innings giving up four runs while striking out five. Turner Edwards finished the game for West Georgia, throwing 4.2 innings. He gave up three runs and struck out three.

Game two started well for the Wolves as the UWG scored first on an RBI single by Utley in the bottom of the third. Ryan Sapp started the game for UWG and was solid through four innings keeping the Lions scoreless headed to the fifth.

Sapp ran into trouble in the top half of the fifth as UNA picked up five runs on four hits to take a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the inning. UWG chipped away at the lead picking up a single run in fifth on a Lions error. UWG then scored two in the sixth on a single by Logan Arnett, but that ended the scoring for both teams as UNA took the win 5-4.

Drew Eady and Logan Arnett each had two hits for UWG in the game. Ben Utley picked up a hit and a RBI for UWG as well. Andrew Marshall threw 2.1 innings in relief for UWG, allowing only one hit while striking out three.

Game three of the series will be tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. at Cole Field. Live stat links will be available on