JACKSON, Tenn. – It was a Saturday afternoon split for the West Georgia Wolves as they finished out their 2017 season in Jackson, TN. The Wolves won game one by a score of 8-3 but dropped game two to the bulldogs 5-2.
It couldn't have been a better start to the game for the Wolves as they got a leadoff single from Drew Eady in the game's first inning. Cade Marlow then singled, scoring Eady and giving UWG a 1-0 lead. With two outs Bradley Felkel walked and Ben Utley singled, followed by a two-RBI single from Dalton Gilliam, pushing the lead to 3-0. Ryan Raper then hit a two-run homerun to give UWG a 5-0 lead in the first inning.
The Wolves added to their lead in the top of the third inning as catcher Lane Griffith hit a two-RBI single to give UWG a 7-0 lead. Union added their first two runs in the bottom of the third to cut the lead 7-2 headed to the fourth inning.
Neither team would score again until a solo homerun from Drew Eady in the top of the sixth to extend the UWG lead to 8-2. Union added a single run in the bottom of the sixth inning to make it an 8-3 game.
The final runs of the game for West Georgia came off Ryan Raper's second two-run homerun of the game in the top of the ninth, giving UWG the 10-3 lead. Union added three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but UWG took the win 10-6.
Raper finished the game with two homeruns, four RBI, and three runs scored. Five other Wolves also had two hits in the contest. C.J. Fehribach picked up the win, throwing four innings and giving up only one hit while striking out three.
It was a pitcher's duel to begin game two of the day as neither team scored through the first three innings. Union broke the tie in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run homerun.
West Georgia added their first and only run of the game in the top of the sixth as Ryan Raper drove in Ben Utley on a sacrifice fly. Union added to their lead in the bottom of the sixth with another two-run homerun and an RBI single to take the lead 5-1. West Georgia added a single run in the seventh, but fell to the Bulldogs 5-2.