Carrollton, GA - West Georgia heads south this weekend as they travel to Valdosta, GA to take on in state rival Valdosta State in a three game Gulf South Conference series.

The Wolves swept the Blazers last season, winning all three games of a weekend series at Cole Field in Carrollton. All three games were close contests, with the Wolves wining by an average margin of three runs.

UWG currently sits at 13-23 overall on the year with a 6-18 record in conference. Valdosta State enters the weekend with an overall record of 25-14 and a 13-11 record in the Gulf South Conference.

West Georgia as a team is hitting .289 on the year. They have scored 230 runs on 357 hits through their first 36 games. Ben Utley leads the Wolves with a .364 batting average, placing him at ninth in the conference in batting average. He is also seventh in the GSC with 36 RBI. Bradley Felkel checks in with a .385 batting average, 19 runs scored, and 13 RBI.

The Blazers enter the game with a .270 team average. They have scored 246 runs on 332 hits, adding 59 doubles and 17 homeruns. Dalton Murray is hitting .392 for VSU with 11 doubles, five homeruns, 37 RBI and 30 runs scored. Luke Suchon is hitting .387 with seven doubles and 19 RBI.

It has been an up and down season for the Wolves on the mound. They enter the weekend with an ERA of 5.89. They have 221 strikeouts with only 123 walks allowed. Tyler Garner has a 2.70 ERA in 13.1 innings pitched.

Valdosta State has a team ERA of 4.18 on the year. They have allowed 186 runs in 334.0 innings pitched. They also have 351 strikeouts. Beau Blair leads VSU with a 4-1 record and a 2.03 ERA. He has 35 strikeouts and nine walks allowed in 31.0 innings pitched.

The series is set for a doubleheader on Friday with first pitch at 3:00 p.m. EST. Game three will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. EST. All games will be played at Bill Grant Field at Tommy Thomas Park. Live stat links are available at uwgsports.com. Updates will also be available on Twitter via @UWGAthletics and Facebook via West Georgia Wolves.
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