CARROLLTON, Ga. - Midweek baseball returns to Carrollton on Wednesday afternoon, as the 18th-ranked West Georgia Wolves play host to the Columbus State Cougars in non-conference baseball action. First pitch for Wednesday's battle between ranked opponents is set for 4:00 p.m. at Cole Field.

Wednesday's contest will mark the fourth-straight game for the Wolves against a top-five opponent nationally and the 10th game out of the first 21 against nationally ranked opponents. This past weekend brought top-ranked Delta State to Cole Field, with the Wolves managing a 10-9 victory over the Statesment in the finale for the lone UWG win over the three-game series. Against nationally ranked opponents, the Wolves are 6-4 this year, but the first loss of the season came to the Cougars back on February 21 in Columbus.

Senior catcher Price Peters had a strong showing against the top-ranked Statesmen this past weekend, as Peters hit above .600 for the weekend with a double, a triple and two home runs over the three-game series. The second home run of the weekend was a big blast in the bottom of the ninth, tying the game at 9-9 and giving the Wolves a chance to win the game in the final at-bat. 

In the first meeting between these two nationally ranked programs, the Wolves were in the midst of a 10-game winning streak and UWG came out swinging, scoring four quick runs early in the game. Later in the contest, the Columbus State bats came alive en route to a 13-4 victory. Gabe Wurtz homered for the Wolves in the contest, his first shot of the year and head coach Skip Fite used five different pitchers on the afternoon. 

West Georgia's contest against Columbus State will be available with live stats and via The WOLF Sports student radio station. Fans are encouraged to join us at Cole Field for a non-ticketed event. All patrons will be admitted on Wednesday without cost.  

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