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UWG Baseball welcomes Shorter to Cole Field

Carrollton, GA – The West Georgia Wolves baseball team is set to welcome the Shorter Hawks to Cole Field for a three-game GSC series this weekend. The Wolves come into the game with a 19-10 overall record and a 9-9 record in conference. Shorter enters the game with an overall record of 11-19, including a 5-13 conference record.
 
Wolves on a Roll
West Georgia has won three of their last four games, including winning two out of three games against conference foe Mississippi College. They won game on of the series with Mississippi College by a score of 12-8.
 
UWG got down 5-0 early in the first game, but they were able to use enough offense to come back and win the game. Ben Utley and Matthew Pope led the offense with three hits each. Utley added two RBI and two runs scored. Dalton Rogers was also 2-2 in the game with and RBI and two runs scored. Cade Marlowe added two hits and an RBI as well.
 
Game three was another high scoring game in which UWG pulled out a 12-9 win in the seven inning game. Caleb Lopes led West Georgia with two hits and three RBI. Artemis Kadkhodaian went 2-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Chase Waters added a hit and scored three runs.
 
The Wolves most recent win came against Emmanuel College in midweek action. West Georgia completed the season sweep of the Lions with an 8-5 win in Franklin Springs, GA. Tyler Hutch hit his team-leading seventh homerun to lead off the game for the Wolves. Garrett Hayes was 2-5 with three RBI. Dalton Rogers had a hit, and RBI, and scored two runs. Cade Marlowe added two hits as well.
 
Shorter at a Glance
The Hawks are hitting .239 as a team so far in the 2016 season. Dustin Lawson leads the team in batting average, hitting .415. His average is good for third in the Gulf South Conference. Blaze Vazquez leads the Hawks with nine homeruns and 26 RBI. Shorter has a team ERA of 6.93. They are led by Jacob Ramos who is 3-1 on the season with a 3.72 ERA. The Hawks are coached by Wes Timmons, who is in his first season as the Shorter head coach.
 
When and Where
Game on is set for Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. EST at Cole Field in Carrollton, GA. Game two will take place approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Game three is set for Sunday with another 2:00 p.m. EST first pitch. Live stats are available on www.uwgsports.com. Updates will also be available via @UWGAthletics on Twitter. 
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