WGTC (9-9, 6-0 District IV West) was led by Phillip DePriest, who went 3-for-4 with three RBI and four runs scored. DePriest hit a home run and a double in the contest. Caleb Zalunardo led the Golden Knights with five RBI.
Brock Cornelius got the win for WGTC, giving up two runs on six hits in five innings of work.
The big inning for the Golden Knights was a five-run second. The Golden Knights ended the game in the bottom of the sixth, bringing the lead to 12-2 and ending the game with the 10-run rule.
WGTC will continue its non-conference schedule next weekend at Georgia Southern.
Valdosta State 12, UWG 2:
After splitting Saturday’s doubleheader against Valdosta State, the West Georgia baseball team dropped the third game on Sunday 12-2.
The Blazer bats that scored 11 runs in the second game on Saturday continued to be hot, scoring 12 runs on 15 hits.
The Wolves (8-13, 1-4 GSC East) were only able to manage a run in the first — Stuart Drew scored on a wild pitch — and a run in the fourth on a Nick Vinson RBI single.
Valdosta State (8-13, 3-3 GSC East) got a solid outing from starter Kevin Rogers who threw all seven innings giving up two runs, one earned, on six hits, walking none and striking out six. Rogers got plenty of help from the Valdosta State hitters.
Wolves starter Jared Slaven lasted just 3.2 innings where he gave up seven runs on eight hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Relievers Justin Key and Walker White didn’t fair much better giving up a combined five runs on seven hits in 3.1 innings of work.
The Blazers Antonio Clark and Joel Cardinal each had three hits on the day as Clark, Christian Glisson, John Willner and Ryan Noelte each scored two runs for the Blazers. Glisson, Cardinal, John Willner and Aaron Kicklighter each drove home two runs for Valdosta State in the win.
Only David Buchanan managed multiple hits for the Wolves, going 2-for-3 with one run scored.
UWG will travel to Georgia Southwestern on Thursday before continuing conference play at West Florida over the weekend.