CARROLLTON, Ga. - It was a walkoff win for the University of West Georgia baseball team on Wednesday afternoon at Cole Field as the Wolves topped Albany State 5-4 on Artemis Kadkhodaian's ninth inning sacrifice fly.

The win improves the Wolves to 8-10 on the season while Albany State falls to 1-14.

West Georgia got off to a good start, scoring four runs in the first inning. Drew Eady got hit by a pitch in the leadoff spot, and then the Wolves loaded the bases drawing back-to-back walks. After a line drive out, the Wolves drew two more walks scoring two runs before Logan Arnett drove in a pair with an RBI single.

Russell Klein got the start for the Wolves, allowing two runs in three innings for the Wolves. Joseph Watson, Tyler Garner, Joe Vonderschmidt and Andrew Marshall each pitched in relief for the Wolves.

Both team's offenses went silent until the top of the ninth when the Golden Rams used a two-run homer to tie the game after getting down to their last strike.

After giving up the lead in the top half, the Wolves went right to work in the ninth, getting NJ Williamson on board with a leadoff single. Xavier Cruz then bunted him over to second and reached on an error. Eady then came up and again head coach Skip Fite called for the bunt. A successful sacrifice set up two runners in scoring position with one out.

Artemis Kadkhodaian then was the hero as he drove a fly ball to right field that allowed Williamson to score the game winning run.

Marshall picked up the win for the Wolves moving to 1-0 on the year.

Williamson was the only UWG player with a multi-hit game as the Wolves' second baseman went 3-for-4 at the plate. Arnett finished with the one hit and a pair of RBI.

The Wolves return to Gulf South Conference play this weekend as West Georgia heads west to Cleveland, Miss. to take on Delta State. The Wolves and Statesmen start their three game series with a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.
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