CARROLLTON, Ga. - On a cold, windy day, the Wolves fell to third-ranked North Georgia by a 14-7 final on Wednesday afternoon at Carrollton High School after an irrigation malfunction left the playing surface at Cole Field unplayable.

Both teams got a run in the first as Drew Eady scored for the wolves on a sac fly by Ben Utley. West Georgia came back with two runs in the second as Brady Barnes got it started with a two-out single, and scored a double by Price Peters who then scored on an RBI single by Christopher Michals.

UNG cut it to a one-run deficit in the third, and took the lead for good in the fourth when the Nighthawks put up six runs, fueled by a grand slam by Connor Hoover. North Georgia got another run in the next inning.

The Wolves got two runs back in the fifth as Cade Marlowe drove in Ben Utley and Ryan Raper came around to score on a fielder's choice by NJ Williamson.

The Nighthawks got two in the seventh and three in the eighth, before the Wolves got two more in the ninth to cut the final deficit back to seven.

Six different Wolves picked up RBI on the day, as Ryan Raper finished 3-for-4 with an RBI while Price Peters also checked in with a multi-hit game going 2-for-4 with as RBI.

Colton Duttweiler took the loss for the Wolves, and was one of five Wolves to pitch in the game. Dalton Reagin threw 2.2 innings and gave up one hit and an unearned run.

The Wolves fall to 10-12 on the season while North Georgia improved to 18-4 on the year.

Next up for West Georgia is a three-game Gulf South Conference weekend series against West Florida. The series begins with a double-header on Saturday with first pitch for game one set for 2 p.m.