CARROLLTON, Ga. - The offense continued to impress on Tuesday evening at Cole Field for UWG baseball, as the Wolves rattled off 16 runs against the Emmanuel Lions en route to a 16-2 victory.
The win was the eighth-straight for the Wolves and West Georgia has now scored at least seven runs during each game of the winning streak. In addition, UWG has scored at least 10 runs in five of the eight victories.
Senior Wes Bucher got the ball as the starter in this one, working three scoreless innings to open the game for the Wolves. Bucher allowed a pair of hits in the first inning but settled down after that. On the opposite side, Emmanuel starter Thomas Rutherford kept the Wolves off-balance for the first three innings as well.
In the top of the fourth, the Lions loaded the bases against reliever Greyson McLeod and a wild pitch allowed the first run of the game. His offense made up for that in the bottom of the fourth inning, plating three runs in the frame. Logan Taylor started the rally with a one-out walk followed by back-to-back singles from Dan Oberst and Brian Dansereau, with the second hit bringing Taylor home to tie the game. With two outs, Brady Barnes popped out to center, but the ball was dropped, allowing Dansereau to score and make it 2-1. Tucker Breen followed with a double down the line to give the Wolves a 3-1 lead.
In the fourth, the Wolves put another one on the board in quick fashion, as Taylor belted his third home run of the season with two outs in the inning to give the Wolves a 4-1 advantage.
West Georgia broke the game wide open in the bottom of the sixth, plating 10 runs in the inning. The Wolves put up 10 runs on 10 hits, including an RBI triple from Oberst, a two-run home run from Nick Poskey and an RBI double from Tucker Breen to put the Wolves up by a commanding 14-1 lead heading into the seventh inning. Cory Bartholomew, who came on in the top of the fifth, allowed just one run in the final three innings.
Marlowe and Oberst each extended their hitting streaks on the day, with Marlowe now on a 12-game streak and Oberst now on an 11-game streak. Oberst and Dansereau were each perfect on the day at the plate, with Dansereau going 5-for-6 with three runs scored and a three RBI while Oberst was 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Breen was 3-for-4 and led the team with three RBI and two runs scored on the day.