The Wolves (8-9, 1-5 GSC) blasted three home runs to win the opener, 4-3, while dropping the nightcap to the No. 19 Lady Tigers, 11-2 in six innings.
In the first game, West Georgia shortstop Haley Richards delivered a win in walk-off fashion with her solo shot in the bottom of the seventh for the dramatic victory, giving freshman hurler Megan Roberts (4-4) the ‘W’ in the circle after tossing a complete-game effort.
Roberts allowed three runs on nine hits and four walks with nine strikeouts in seven innings of work, besting UWA counterpart Jessie Brock (2-3), who also tossed a complete game.
The Wolves fell behind 2-0 in the top of the third when West Alabama’s Stephanie Shoup connected on a two-run double to give the Lady Tigers the early edge. But with the wind blowing out, West Georgia answered with a solo home run from Danielle Combs in the third and Nicole Yancey’s two-run blast in the fifth to put the Wolves ahead, 3-2.
After the Lady Tigers tied the game up in the sixth, Richards came through in the clutch an inning later.
Richards was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Combs (2-for-3, 2 runs, RBI) also had a multiple-hit effort for the Wolves in the opener.
In the nightcap, the Lady Tigers’ bats came to life, peppering the UWG pitching staff for 11 runs on 13 hits, including a six-spot in the top of the sixth, which ultimately ended the game.
Catcher Heather Crow and left fielder Elizabeth Burton each had RBI singles for the two runs for UWG.
The Wolves play host to Union and North Alabama this weekend, as GSC action continues at University Field. Both days will feature a doubleheader at 1 p.m.