The Wolves (7-4) allowed six runs in the first, but were able to answer with three of their own in the home half after John Mark Rhodes’ single scored Dylan Coleman and Jake Shirley, while T.J. Eifert brought home Evan Hester on an RBI groundout, making it 6-3 after one.
From there, the Young Harris offense kept rolling while the UWG offense couldn’t keep up. The Mountain Lions (6-2) added three runs in the second, single runs in the third and fifth before finishing up with two in the sixth.
In the bottom of the sixth, UWG mustered another run on an RBI fielder’s choice by Dustin Brantley to score Eifert, but that was all the scoring for the rest of the game.
Chase Riemer, Max Aeschlimann and Alex Allen came in to pitch scoreless innings in the seventh, eighth and ninth, respectively.
The Wolves will try to rebound with a three-game series against Paine, starting with a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday at home.
West Georgia Tech Softball
The West Georgia Technical College softball team was swept at home by Snead State, dropping 4-0 and 7-4 decisions on Wednesday afternoon in Douglasville.
The Golden Knights (24-18) only managed two hits in the first game, one by Casey Bucy and the other by Kat Moreno.
It was a 1-0 ball game going into the sixth when Snead State scored a run to make it 2-0 and then it added two more in the seventh to close out the scoring.
Blair Byrom got the start in the circle and pitched four innings, allowing one run on five hits. Morgan Anderson pitched three innings of relief.
A seventh-inning rally fell short in Game 2, as the Golden Knights scored three runs in the frame but could get no closer.
Kristen Massey (2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI) and Katie Stone (2-for-3, RBI) led West Georgia Tech offensively in the nightcap.
West Georgia Tech travels to Swainsboro today to take on East Georgia College, with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.
West Georgia Tech Baseball
The threat of incoming inclement weather expected later in the week has forced officials from West Georgia Tech and Southern Union to change their home-and-home two-game series scheduled for Friday in Douglasville and Saturday in Wadley, Ala., to a doubleheader in Wadley on Saturday.
School officials also left the door open for a possible shift in the schedule from Saturday to Sunday in Wadley if the rain persists and makes the field in Wadley unplayable on Saturday.
As it stands now, first pitch for the WGTC-Southern Union baseball doubleheader is set for Saturday in Wadley at 1 p.m.
The Golden Knights are 9-4 on the season with less than two weeks left in what has been a challenging pre-conference schedule. Southern Union (4-4) has won four straight following an 0-4 start to the year.