Carrollton, GA - As we prepare for the final home series of the 2017 season, the West Georgia Wolves welcome the Emmanuel College Lions to Cole Field on Tuesday for the final nonconference home game of the year. The Wolves then travel to Georgia Southwestern on Wednesday for a nonconference road game. First pitch for Tuesday's home game with Emmanuel has been moved up to 5:30 p.m. at Cole Field.

The Wolves dropped the first matchup of the season to the Lions, falling 8-6 on the road in late February. West Georgia defeated Georgia Southwestern on February 10 by a score of 10-9 at Cole Field.

UWG currently sits at 14-25 overall on the year with a 7-20 record in conference. Emmanuel College has a 15-25 overall record and a 7-17 record in the Conference Carolinas. Georgia Southwestern is 17-23 with a 9-12 record in the Peach Belt Conference.

West Georgia as a team is hitting .285 on the year. They have scored 240 runs on 380 hits. Ben Utley leads the Wolves with a .348 batting average, putting him in the top fifteen in the conference in batting average. He is also ninth in the GSC with 36 RBI. Dalton Gilliam had his biggest game of his career this past weekend, hitting three doubles and driving in five RBI on Sunday in Valdosta.

Emmanuel has hit a respectable .295 as a team in 2017. They have 255 runs scored on 395 hits, including 62 doubles and 25 homeruns. Hanon Price leads the way for the Lions with a .407 average. Eric Pape leads Emmanuel with nine homeruns, 12 doubles, 36 runs scored, and 43 RBI. The Lions have a team ERA of 8.12.

Georgia Southwestern has a team average of .297 on the year. They have 259 runs on 418 hits. They have 66 doubles, ten triples, and 19 homeruns. Alex Kranick has a blistering .410 average on the season. He also leads the team with 11 doubles and 40 runs scored. Zach Barron has eight homeruns and 31 RBI for the Hurricanes. GSW has a 6.04 team ERA.

Tuesday's game versus Emmanuel is set for a 5:30 p.m. EST first pitch from Cole Field in Carrollton, GA. Wednesday's game in Americus, GA is set for a 5:00 p.m. EST first pitch. Live stat links are available at uwgsports.com. Updates will also be available via @UWGAthletics on Twitter and via West Georgia Wolves on Facebook.
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