CLEVELAND, Miss. - For the second straight week, the UWG Wolves baseball team opened their weekend Gulf South Conference series with a doubleheader split as the Wolves fell to 18th-ranked Delta State 5-2 in game one before coming back with an 8-4 victory in game two in Cleveland, Miss.

With the split, the Wolves are now 9-11 on the year and 3-8 in GSC play. Delta State improves to 14-6 overall with a 7-4 mark within the league.

Game One
The game started out well for UWG as they scored first with a run in the top of the second. Ryan Raper singled to move Artemis Kadkhodaian to third base. Logan Arnett then singled to score Kadkhodaian and give UWG the 1-0 lead.

Delta State responded in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs on three hits and one error to take a 2-1 lead heading into the third inning. DSU then added a single run in the third to gain a 3-1 lead.

That would end the scoring until the bottom of the sixth when the Statesmen added another run on an RBI single, pushing the lead to 4-1. West Georgia cut into the lead in the top of the eighth with and RBI double from Artemis Kadkhodaian, making it a 4-2 game.

Delta State would once again respond with a run in the bottom of the eighth to take a 5-2 lead. That would be the final from game one.

Logan Arnett was 3-4 for the Wolves with an RBI. Artemis Kadkhodaian was 1-3 with an RBI. Ryan Parker pitched seven innings, giving up three earned runs on eight hits.

Game Two
A four spot in the second inning got the Wolves off to a solid start in game two, as a pair of walks to start the inning and four singles would plate four runs for the Wolves.

Arnett, along with Bradley Felkel, Drew Eady and Price Peters would each get singles in the second with Arnett and Peters picking up an RBI apiece and Eady grabbing two in his second at-bat of the game.

Price Peters picked up another RBI in the fourth as he scored Felkel who led off the frame with his second single of the game.

West Georgia had another big inning in the fifth, scoring three runs on four hits including a pair of RBI for NJ Williamson and the third RBI of the game for Drew Eady.

Ryan Sapp got the start for the Wolves and earned the win, his second in as many starts. The senior pitched four innings of shutout ball before running into trouble in the fifth inning, where the Statesmen would tag the lefty for four runs.

Dalton Reagin pitched the sixth inning in relief of Sapp while Andrew Marshall came in to pitch the final frame.

Eady, Peters, Arnett and Felkel eac had multi-hit games while Eady had a trio of RBI while Peters picked up two. Williamson also had two RBI from the ninth spot in the lineup.

Up Next
The Wolves and Statesmen meet tomorrow for the third game of the series at Ferriss Field. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. EST in Cleveland, Miss.