The Golden Knights (13-12, 3-5) used a six-run second inning and a seven-run fifth to pull out the Game 1 win, with eight of the team’s nine starters recording at least one hit.
Rus Morman (2-for-5, 4 RBI), Jamie McKnight (2-for-3), Sean Watson (2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBI) and Matthew Pope (2-for-4) all had multiple-hit efforts.
Kyle Peals got the start on the mound for West Georgia Tech, but only lasted 3.1 innings before giving way to Cole Reynolds and Tyler Banks.
Both Reynolds and Banks shut the Tigers down without allowing a run.
In the nightcap, South Georgia (12-16, 2-6) scored four runs in the eighth inning to earn the road win.
Blake Butcher and Jamie McKnight collected three hits apiece to pace WGTC at the plate.
The Golden Knights now set their sights on conference-leader Darton College, with a four-game series beginning on Tuesday in Douglasville. First pitch is 2:05 p.m.
The University of West Georgia softball team ran into the No. 2-ranked team in the country on Saturday and was swept in a Gulf South Conference doubleheader at Valdosta State, suffering 10-1 and 16-1 setbacks.
The defending national champion Lady Blazers (22-5, 9-3 GSC) took advantage of some control issues from UWG starter Megan Roberts in Game 1, scoring 10 runs on just six hits, as Roberts walked seven batters, including allowing eight runs in the first inning on six walks and four hits. A West Georgia error also accounted for a pair of unearned runs in the frame.
UWG shortstop Haley Richards was the lone bright spot, going 2-for-3 with a double, while second baseman Jordan Corbin accounted for the lone run on a fifth-inning homer.
The Wolves (9-14, 2-10 GSC) surrendered 10 runs in the first inning of Game 2, as the Lady Blazers pounded out 15 hits overall, with second baseman Courtney Albritton (3-for-4, 2B, 2 HR, 3 runs, 4 RBI) and shortstop Shelby Altman (3-for-4, BB, 3HR, 4 runs, 4 RBI) combining for five home runs in the game.
UWG’s Heather Crow — a Villa Rica product — led the Wolves offensively, going 2-for-2 with an RBI.
The Wolves continue their road swing with a 1 p.m. doubleheader against West Florida today in Pensacola, Fla.