CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves baseball team could not overcome an early deficit on Monday as the Wolves fell to North Alabama 16-10 in the series finale against the Lions at Cole Field.

The Wolves fall to 5-5 on the year and begin the Gulf South Conference season 0-3 after Monday's loss. North Alabama is 7-3 overall and opens 3-0 in league play.

Dalton Reagin got the start for the Wolves, and was knocked out in the second inning as the Lions tagged Reagin for seven earned runs in the frame. Russell Klein came on in relief and gave up the big blow, a three-run homer to Kyle Hubbuch, although only Hubbuch's run was charged to Klein.

After giving up the eight runs in the top of the second, the Wolves responded for five in the bottom half, as Chris Michals led off with a single and then moved around to third after back-to-back walks loaded the bases. After back-to-back strike outs, the Wolves got four huge two-out hits to score five runs, with Drew Eady headlining the scoring with a three-RBI triple. Ben Utley and Ryan Raper also picked up an RBI in the inning.

The third inning was relatively uneventful, but the Lions added three in the fourth inning on just one hit, as the UWG pitching staff allowed four walks in the inning. UNA extended the lead to 11-5 after three and a half innings.

Again, the Wolves responded with a five spot in the bottom half as Ben Utley drew a walk, and then the Wolves went to work with two outs. Chris Michals drove in a run on a single, and after Price Peters reached the hard way, taking a pitch off the elbow, sophomore Cade Marlowe drove in a pair with a double to right. Freshman Logan Arnett drove in a pair on a single to cut the lead to one at 11-10, North Alabama.

The Wolves would have just one hit over the final five innings as North Alabama's bullpen got solid outings from Lane Wallace and Channing Wall. UNA would add two in the fifth and three in the seventh to reach the final margin.

Reagin took the loss, falling to 0-1 while Lane Wallace earned his first win of the season for UNA.

Michals and Marlowe both had two hits in the loss, combining for three RBI. Eady finished just 1-for-6 but did have the three RBI on the triple. Marlowe and Arnett each had a pair of RBI while Utley, Raper, and Michals had one RBI in the loss.

One bright spot in the bullpen for the Wolves was Mitchell Mannino, who faced the heart of the UNA order in the ninth, pitching a perfect frame.

West Georgia is back in action tomorrow at Emmanuel, taking on the Lions in Franklin Springs, Ga. First pitch for that game is set for 4:00 p.m.