The Wolves (13-4, 3-0 GSC) found themselves down early, as Christian Brothers (4-10, 0-3) scored a run in the first and the third to take an early 2-0 lead. Then the UWG offense went to work in the home half of the fourth and would never look back.
T.J. Eifert walked with the bases loaded to score Dylan Coleman before Kyle Borger's single brought home Evan Hester to tie the game up. Jake Shirley's single through the right side brought home Eifert and Blake McLemore, as UWG took the lead 4-2 and for good.
The Buccaneers came back with a run in the top of the fifth, but that was all the UWG pitching staff would allow.
Offensively, UWG added a run in the fifth and five in the seventh to put the game away.
Shirley led the Wolves with three RBI off a 2-for-3 effort with a run scored and a walk. Coleman (2-for-4, 2 runs), Hester (3-for-4, BB, 2 runs) and Borger (2-for-4, run, RBI) also had mutli-hit Game 1 efforts and Shaquille Jackson had two RBI.
The offense supported another strong Randall Wright start, as he went six innings giving up the three runs — two earned — on six hits with a walk and three strikeouts before yielding to Jonathan Black and Max Aeschlimann for the final three innings. Aeschlimann got Black out of a jam in the seventh and went three innings without giving up a hit and striking out four.
The second game of the day and third of the series was a close one from the beginning to the end.
The two teams matched single runs in the second inning, as Eifert scored on a balk for UWG.
The score remained tied 1-1 until the bottom of the ninth inning when Jackson hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Tyler Landmon and win the game 2-1 for Jaime Sexton.
Sexton went the distance, giving up the lone run in nine innings of work off eight hits, a walk and six strikeouts.
West Georgia will take a midweek break from GSC play as they host Columbus State on Wednesday at 4 p.m. before traveling to West Alabama this weekend.
A tough start to the GSC slate continued for the Wolves (7-8, 0-4) as they dropped a doubleheader to Christian Brothers, 6-2 and 3-2, in Memphis on Sunday.
West Georgia struck first in Game 1 with a run in the second when Jordan Corbin brought home Katie Shultes and another run in the third on a Nicole Yancey RBI groundout.
That was all the UWG offense would be able to manage, as the Lady Bucs (4-4, 2-2) scored two in the second, fourth and sixth innings for the win.
In the second game, the Wolves held control until the bottom of the sixth inning as they held a two-run lead with Yancey hitting a solo home run in the fourth and brought home another run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth.
Christian Brothers made it 2-1 in the home half of the sixth and then tied it up in the bottom of the seventh, forcing extra innings. With one out in the bottom of the 10th, the Lady Bucs scored the game-winning run.
UWG will try to get its first conference win on Wednesday when it hosts West Alabama for a 4 p.m. doubleheader.