CARROLLTON, Ga. - For the 12th time this season, the West Georgia baseball program will face-off against a team that has been ranked nationally during the 2019 campaign, as the Wolves head to Columbus State for a single game on Wednesday afternoon. First pitch from Columbus, Ga. is slated for a 4 p.m. start. 

The Records
West Georgia is coming off of a three-game Gulf South Conference series at top-ranked Delta State this past weekend, where head coach Skip Fite and his squad came away with one victory and moved to 7-14 overall on the year. Columbus State also lost two-of-three this past weekend, falling to UNC-Pembroke in Peach Belt Conference play to fall to 13-6 in 2019. 

UWG On Offense
A pair of seniors have been leading the Wolves this season at the plate, with center fielder Cade Marlowe and first baseman Logan Taylor each hitting over .300 on the year. Marlowe comes into the game with a .347 batting average while Taylor checks in with a .324 average on the year. Junior left fielder Brady Barnes is teetering on the .300 mark, hitting .294 currently and he is tied with Taylor for the team lead in RBI with 14. 

Freshmen Stepping Up
In recent days, a trio of freshmen have had a penchant for a big hit in a big situation for the Wolves. Daniel Langston has started four straight games in right field and went 2-for-4 in his first start against top-ranked Delta State over the weekend. Brody Wortham started all three games against Delta State this past weekend, going 1-for-3 and driving in the game-winning run in the sixth inning. Joe Skinner has had a solid season largely coming off the bench and is hitting .346 in his redshirt freshman campaign. His biggest game came against North Georgia when he had two hits, including his first collegiate home run. 

The UWG Pitching Staff
The Wolves' pitching staff has been solid over the past two weeks, lowering the team ERA by more than a run per game in that span. This past weekend, facing the third-best hitting team in the Gulf South Conference, the UWG staff allowed just 10 runs over the course of three games. Brody Syer and Tyler Garner have each had midweek starts for the Wolves this season. Syer, a freshman, has pitched 3.1 innings and allowed a single run on the year. Garner had a tough start to the season on the mound and has been working his way back into the fold.