VALDOSTA, Ga. - Friday's doubleheader did not go the way of the Wolves as the UWG baseball team dropped a pair of Gulf South Conference games in a road doubleheader against the Valdosta State Blazers. VSU took game one 3-1, before knocking off the Wolves 5-0 in the second game of the afternoon.

Game One
It was evident early on, that the series opener would be a classic pitcher's duel as Ryan Parker got the start on the mound for the Wolves. Parker, along with Hunter Jones for the Blazers were both dazzling on the mound.

Jones went seven innings and gave up five hits and one run while striking out four. Parker, who was named GSC Freshman of the Week last week, pitched eight complete, allowing two earned runs and one unearned on eight hits with five strikeouts.

Parker ran into trouble in the fourth as the Blazers tagged the freshman for a pair of runs to take the first lead of the game.

Lane Griffith, who had been on the end of Chris Michals laser from right field to tag out a would-be Blazer run to end the seventh, led off the eighth with his first collegiate home run to cut the lead in half.

Valdosta State would then add an insurance run with a long ball of their own as Luke Suchon went deep in the Blazer eighth to make it a 3-1 game.

The Wolves threatened in their final chance, getting runners on the corners with two outs, but coming up short in the opener.

Game Two
West Georgia was shutout in game two, as the Blazers took a 5-0 win in the seven-inning contest to clinch a series victory, and held UWG to three hits in the process.

Valdosta State scored a run in the first, and then used back-to-back home runs in the second, and a single run in the third to open up a 4-0 lead on the Wolves as Ryan Sapp left the game in the third inning.

The Blazers got their fifth and final run of the game in the fifth inning.

Offensively, Ryan Raper led West Georgia in game two, going 2-for-3 at the plate in the cleanup spot.

Up Next
The Wolves and Blazers meet again tomorrow for the series finale in Valdosta. First pitch for Saturday's contest is set for 1 p.m.
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