YOUNG HARRIS, GA - A Tuesday night slugfest went the way of the home standing Young Harris Mountain Lions as the West Georgia Wolves baseball team fell 16-9 on the road in non-conference midweek action.

The Wolves fall to 13-23 on the season, while Young Harris improved to the same record on their season.

How it Happened
The Wolves got off to a quick start as they scored two runs in the top of the first inning. Ryan Raper singled through the right side to drive in Bradley Felkel. Ben Utley then scored on a wild pitch by Young Harris to give UWG the 2-0 lead.

Young Harris responded in the bottom of the inning, picking up three runs on three hits to take the lead 3-2. West Georgia retook the lead in the top of the second on a two-RBI single from Ben Utley.

The offensive explosion continued in the bottom of the second as Young Harris used two hits to grab three more runs to reclaim the lead 6-4. A sacrifice fly from Lane Griffith cut the deficit to one in the top of the third. Bradley Felkel then hit a bases loaded single, followed a by a Ben Utley single to give UWG an 8-6 lead.

In the bottom of the third YHC used six hits to score five runs and retake the lead 12-8. Young Harris then added a single run in the bottom of the fifth to push their lead to 13-8.

The next three innings were uneventful, but the Mountain Lions added a trio of insurance runs in the eighth, before the Wolves got back a run in the top of the ninth on Brett Anderson's pinch hit home run.

Mitchell Mannino pitched the longest outing of his career in relief, going 4.1 innings giving up three hits and an earned run and striking out three.

Up Next
West Georgia returns to Gulf South Conference play this weekend, taking to the road to battle in-state rival Valdosta State. The series gets underway with a Friday doubleheader slated for a 3 p.m. start.