CARROLLTON, Ga. - For the second-straight game, the West Georgia Wolves came out on the top end of a 5-3 score, taking down the Saint Anselm Hawks in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon at Cole Field.
The first four innings of Tuesday's game between the Hawks and the Wolves was a solid pitcher's duel between West Georgia starter Taylor Boisclair and Saint Anselm starter David Hunter. The pitchers gave up a combined four hits in that span, as the two teams remained scoreless through the top of the fourth. West Georgia was the first to break through, picking up a run in the bottom of the fifth.
Lane Griffith led off the inning with a double, then advanced to second on a bunt single from Tucker Breen. Brady Barnes then reached on a fielder's choice with a groundout to second. The Hawks threw out Breen at second but conceded the run with Griffith crossing to make it 1-0 Wolves. But it didn't stay for long, as the Hawks scored three runs on five hits in the sixth to take a 3-1 lead.
West Georgia came back with a run in the bottom of the seventh, cutting into the Sant Anselm advantage. Griffith was at the center of the scoring again, this time opening the rally with a one-out walk. Breen hit a rocket shot directly to the Hawk third baseman Matt Collins and Griffith was caught off the bag. The throw was high at first, allowing Griffith to move to second into scoring position. Barnes singled, bringing home Griffith and the Wolves trailed 3-2.
In the eighth, the Wolves took control of the game with a three-run inning. West Georgia loaded the bases with no outs in the inning and freshman Daniel Langston was hit by a pitch, scoring Logan Taylor with the tying run. Griffith then continued his fantastic day with a sacrifice fly to score Brody Wortham with the go-ahead run. The Wolves closed out the scoring in the next at-bat as Breen beat out a double-play ball that allowed Jermond Williams to score to make it 5-3 heading to the ninth.
Drew Hayles worked the final three innings of the contest, striking out three batters and allowing no runs on no hits to collect his second victory of