AMERICUS, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves baseball team won their third consecutive game on Wednesday, defeating Georgia Southwestern on the road by a 7-1 final.

The Wolves used 11 hits to down the Hurricanes, and completed a season sweep of GSW following a 10-9 win at Cole Field back on February 15.

Three pitchers saw action on Wednesday as Joe Vonderschmidt got the start and pitched into the fourth, before Mitchell Mannino came in and pitched five innings to earn the win, with Dalton Reagin pitching the ninth inning.

How It Happened
The Wolves got on the board first in the game, plating a single run in the third inning on a Ryan Raper RBI single that scored Lane Griffith, who drew a one-out walk to reach base.

Senior Artemis Kadkhodaian earned an easy RBI in the fourth inning as he drew a bases-loaded walk to score the second UWG run of the game.

Georgia Southwestern threatened in the fourth as they loaded the bases with no outs, forcing Skip Fite to go to the pen. The Wolves got a massive effort from Mitchell Mannino, who got a strikeout and a pair of fly outs to get the Wolves out of jam and preserve their lead.

Brett Anderson doubled the Wolves lead in the fifth as he hit his second homer of the season, a two-run shot that scored Ben Utley. Nasser Williamson then plated the third run of the inning for the Wolves with an RBI single, stretching the UWG lead to 5-0 in the fifth.

The Hurricanes got their first run of the game with a sac fly in the fifth, but the Wolves answered with a run in the sixth as Ryan Raper crossed the plate as result of a GSW error.

Freshman Lane Griffith used a sac fly to drive in the seventh and final UWG run of the game in the ninth inning before Dalton Reagin pitched a perfect ninth inning to close out the game.

Ryan Raper, Ben Utley, and Nasser Williamson each had multi-hit games with Raper and Wililiamson picking up an RBI apiece. Anderson was 1-for-4 with the homer and two RBI.

Up Next
West Georgia returns to Gulf South Conference play this weekend hosting the West Alabama Tigers in a three-game series at Cole Field. UWG and UWA are set for a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday to open the series.