CARROLLTON, Ga. – West Georgia lost a heartbreaker on Tuesday afternoon in Milledgeville, Ga., falling 10-8 to the Georgia College Bobcats in non-conference action.
Head coach Skip Fite gave the ball to junior transfer Taylor Boisclair came out firing early in the contest, dueling with GC starter Bryce Bowen to a scoreless tie in the first two innings of play. But in the third inning, the UWG senior class took control of the early part of the game.
Senior third baseman Tucker Breen led off the third with a single, then was thrown out at second as senior Cade Marlowe reached on a fielder’s choice. Junior Brian Dansereau then reached on an error and after a double steal, the Wolves were in business with runners at second and third with one out.
Jermond Williams followed with a walk to load the bases, followed by a two-run double from Dan Oberst. Logan Taylor had his second hit of the game and went back-to-back with another double, scoring Oberst and Williams to give the Wolves a commanding 4-0 lead.
After Georgia College added a run in the bottom of the third, the Wolves rallied again in the top of the fourth. Marlowe was again at the middle of the rally, delivering a two-run single to make it 6-1 Wolves. West Georgia added two more in the top of the seventh, as Brady Barnes doubled to give the Wolves an 8-2 lead.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Bobcats mounted a comeback effort, scoring five runs on five hits in the inning to pull within a run at 8-7. Georgia College continued that in the eighth with two more runs to take a 10-8 lead into the 9th.
The Wolves put a baserunner on to open the inning, but three-straight outs put the game away for the Bobcats.
Taylor, Barnes, Oberst, and Marlowe each had a pair of RBI on the afternoon, with Taylor leading the way with a 3-for-5 effort. The Wolves will be back in action in the home opener on Friday afternoon, kicking off a three-game series this weekend against the Bellarmine Knights.