MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The fantastic start continued for the West Georgia Wolves baseball team as UWG took down 22nd-ranked Georgia College 18-12 in midweek, road action in Milledgeville, Georgia.
The win keeps the Wolves undefeated on the season as the Wolves have won all eight of their games in 2018, including two wins now over Georgia College.
After falling behind by four runs in the first, things looked bleak for the Wolves, but a 12-run second inning would completely turn things around for the UWG bats as they fired off a season-high 18 runs, and the most runs in a single-game since scoring 20 against Young Harris last March.
The Wolves got 12 runs on seven hits in the second and were aided by five walks and a pair of hit batsmen. Nick Poskey started it off with a leadoff walk, and then scored on a groundout with the bases loaded by Price Peters. Tucker Breen then drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
West Georgia then went on to score 10 runs all with two outs. After back-to-back walks, Cade Marlowe drove in a pair with a single to right-center. Logan Taylor followed that with another single and then two Wolves were hit by a pitch with Drew Hayles picking up an RBI. Brian Dansereau then drove in two with a single followed by a Price Peters double that drove in his second and third RBI of the inning. Chris Michals and Ben Utley also drove in runs with singles in the frame.
The Bobcats got a single run back in the third inning and then both teams went scoreless until UWG struck for three more in the fifth inning. Marlowe picked up another RBI in that frame with a double to right while Taylor and Poskey each had sac-fly RBI.
In the fifth and sixth, Georgia College held UWG scoreless and added three runs, but UWG got two runs in the eighth and another run in the ninth to stretch the lead to 18-8. Georgia College tacked on four runs in their final at bat, but it was a case of too little, too late as the Wolves moved to 8-0 on the season.
Jordan Schmits got the start and did not have his best stuff, but the UWG offense had his back, and Wes Bucher was able to eat innings as the junior went 6.1 innings and allowed four runs in relief.
Dalton Reagin, CJ Fehribach and Logan Hilton each came on in relief on the day.
Marlowe finished the day 4-for-6 at the plate with three RBI, while Ben Utley and Chris Michals also had multi-hit games for the Wolves. Michals joined Marlowe with three RBI, as did Logan Taylor and Price Peters.
West Georgia hosts Albany State this weekend, beginning the series with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, and concluding with a Sunday game three at 1 p.m.