The Fighting Knights (4-5) were able to keep UWG base-runners at bay throughout the game, as the Wolves stranded 11 runners, spoiling a strong effort from starter Jamie Sexton.
Sexton yielded just one earned run through 6.2 innings of work before giving way to Max Aeschlimann in the seventh. The UWG reliever tossed 2.1 innings of hitless ball to keep the Wolves in the contest.
West Georgia (7-3) got eight hits on the day, but couldn’t get the timely hit with runners on base. UWG loaded the bases with only one out on two occasions, but came away empty both times.
Blake McLemore had three hits and a walk to lead the offense, while Jake Shirley (2-for-5) also had a multiple-hit effort.
UWG remains home to play host to Young Harris on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
The UWG softball team wrapped up play at the Charger Chillout sporting a 3-2 showing for the three-day event in Decatur, Ala., finishing up on Sunday with a 4-1 setback to Southern Indiana. The Wolves’ other scheduled Sunday game against Barry was cancelled due to “severely cold” weather.
The Wolves (3-4) got a solid showing in the circle from hurler Megan Roberts, as the freshman flirted with a no-hitter against Southern Indiana. The Eagles capitalized on some West Georgia fielding miscues in the sixth, though, as three errors led to four unearned runs. Roberts was pulled from the game with one out in the sixth, allowing only two hits and no earned runs with five strikeouts.
Central High School product Nicole Yancey had two of UWG’s three hits on the day, including her second home run of the season.
West Georgia returns to field on Friday to kick off three days of action at the Pioneer Classic in Greeneville, Tenn.