CARROLLTON, Ga. - The Gulf South Conference opener did not go the way of the wolf on Friday afternoon at Cole Field, as the West Georgia Wolves fell by a 19-5 score to the Shorter Hawks. 

Offense was the name of the game in the Gulf South Conference opener on Saturday, as UWG starter Cory Bartholomew and reliever C.J. Fehribach each struggled against the Hawks. Bartholomew allowed six runs on seven hits in 2.1 innings of work, and Fehribach allowed four runs on five hits in the contest. The West Georgia offense struggled in the opposite direction Friday, as the Wolves were unable to score in the first two innings, while Shorter built a 9-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third. 

Second baseman Brian Dansereau singled to lead off the third, then moved to second on a wild pitch. Nick Poskey then singled Dansereau home for the first run of the game for the Wolves. Poskey made his way around the bases, then scored on a wild pitch to make it 9-2. 

Shorter added another run in the fifth, and the Wolves were scoreless until the sixth when senior first baseman Logan Taylor delivered on an infield single with two outs. Junior catcher Dan Oberst then doubled, giving West Georgia runners at second and third, and then third baseman Drew Haywood followed with a single, scoring Taylor and making it 10-3. West Georgia added two more runs in the eighth on a single from Lane Griffith and a double from Taylor to round out the UWG scoring in the inning. 

In the ninth, after a seven-run inning from Shorter, the Wolves scored two more runs, with the big shot coming on a two-run triple from Cade Marlowe. The loss drops West Georgia to 2-7 on the year and 0-1 in Gulf South Conference play, while Shorter moves to 6-2 overall and 1-0 against GSC opponents.