CARROLLTON, Ga. - A nine-game winning streak ended for the West Georgia Wolves in Friday evening in Montgomery, Ala, as the Wolves lost to the Auburn-Montgomery Warhawks 12-2 in Gulf South Conference play.
Head coach Skip Fite gave the ball to Taylor Boisclair in the opening game of the series and the junior did not disappoint early in the contest. He and AUM starter J. Flowers kept both lineups off-balance for the first three innings, but it was the Wolves that were able to break through in the top of the fourth. Joseph Hill, who ended the third with an amazing diving stop with a runner on third, singled with one out in the inning, then two batters later, Logan Taylor belted his fourth homer of the season to give the Wolves a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Warhawks put two on the board, then the first four batters of the bottom of the fifth reached base safely for Auburn-Montgomery, forcing Fite to go to his bullpen trailing 3-2. C.J. Fehribach came on in relief, walking the first two batters to make it 4-2. The Warhawks continued to pour it on, scoring a total of seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined to take a 9-2 lead into the seventh inning.
Taylor led the UWG offense in the contest, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. West Georgia falls to 20-18 on the year with the loss and 11-10 in league play. The Wolves and Warhawks will be back in action Saturday in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.