CARROLLTON, Ga. - The first top-10 ranking for a team at West Georgia has come in the spring, as the UWG baseball, winners of 10-straight to open the season, was ranked 9th in the first regular season poll of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America.
The ranking is the highest for a West Georgia team under head coach Skip Fite, and it comes on the heels of the best undefeated start in modern history for West Georgia baseball. The best start of all time happened in 1964, when West Georgia, powered by three current UWG Athletic Hall of Fame members, opened the season with a 15-0 start before finishing the year at 17-2.
The Wolves have been an offensive juggernaut thus far on the season, outscoring opponents 123-42 while sporting a team ERA of just 3.35. Five of the Wolves' 10 wins to open the season have been against teams that were ranked in the national top-25 in preseason.
Three teams from the South Region are ranked in this week's NCBWA top-10, led by fourth-ranked Florida Southern, the only other undefeated team in the South Region. Delta State was the top-ranked team in the preseason rankings, dropping to sixth, then West Georgia joined those two as the three top-10 South Region teams.
West Georgia is on the road this afternoon against Columbus State, and then the Wolves will be back at home this weekend, taking on the Mississippi College Choctaws.