CARROLLTON, Ga. - After spending a week on the road to open the season, head coach Skip Fite and the 2019 UWG baseball program will finally get to play on Cole Field in intercollegiate action this weekend, playing host to 10th-ranked Bellarmine in a three-game series that begins Friday at 4 p.m.
Game 1: Friday, February 8 - 4 PM
Game 2: Saturday, February 9 - 1 PM
Game 3: Sunday, February 10 - 1 PM
Tickets: Complimentary admission
The Wolves and Knights are scheduled to play a single game each day this weekend, with the first pitch at Cole Field set for 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Game two is set for Saturday, but the program announced a change in the schedule, as
West Georgia has seen ups and downs in the week leading up to the home opener, as the Wolves have been the first to score in three of the first four games of the season. Tuesday's was a tough pill to swallow, as the Wolves led 8-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, but sixth-ranked Georgia College scored eight runs in the final two innings to take the 10-8 victory. The Wolves come into the weekend in search of the first win of the 2019 season, while Bellarmine will be playing for the first time this year after a 38-19 season in 2018.
Senior outfielder Cade Marlowe has led the way in the power numbers thus far this season, belting two home runs and driving in five with a slugging percentage of .692. Senior first baseman Logan Taylor was 3-for-5 against the Bobcats on Tuesday, raising his batting average to a team-leading .333 on the year. Eight different players have one double on the season, with Jermond Williams and Marlowe leading the way in extra-base hits on the year.
Junior transfer Cory Bartholomew had the best numbers among the UWG starting pitchers last weekend, going 4.1 innings against Wingate, striking out nine. Another junior transfer, Sawyer Steele, had three strikeouts in an inning of work to lead the Wolves out of the bullpen. Four pitchers have been used as starters thus far, with Greyson McLeod, Bartholomew, Ryan Parker, and Taylor Boisclair all starting at least one game on the year.