A welcoming ceremony for Dave Moore is set for Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. on the concourse at The Coliseum, where University of West Georgia fans are invited to officially welcome the new men’s head basketball coach to Carrollton.
Moore was named the ninth head coach in UWG men’s basketball history this past week. The new leader has been on campus since then, meeting and evaluating the program’s returning players as offseason workouts draw to a close before the beginning of final exams.
Moore’s résumé includes 20 years as an assistant coach at the collegiate level, including the last 10 years at St. Bonaventure, a Division I institution in Allegany, New York. He also coached for two seasons (2000-02) at Gulf South Conference rival Christian Brothers University.
The West Georgia Technical College baseball team took on East Georgia in a four-game GCAA series this past week, where the first-place Bobcats won three out of four to maintain a two-game edge in the league standings.
The Golden Knights (17-31, 6-18) dropped the series opener in a 17-7 contest last Tuesday in Carrollton before the series shifted to Swainsboro for the weekend.
On Friday, WGTC won a 7-6 thriller by rallying with a run in the eighth and two in the ninth for the come-from-behind victory.
Tony Matos (4-for-5, 2B) and Danny Vargas (2-for-4, 3 RBI) led the offense and came up big in the late innings, while Jacob Warren blasted a three-run homer in the fifth to momentarily put the Knights on top, 3-2.
In Saturday's twin bill, the Bobcats (25-14, 18-5) edged WGTC in the opener in a 2-1, nine-inning decision and erupted in the nightcap for the 16-4 win and the sweep.
WGTC opens another GCAA series today with a 6 p.m. road trip to ABAC. The action picks back up in Carrollton on Friday at 6 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. twin bill on Saturday.
The WGTC softball team served host to East Georgia in a Saturday doubleheader to celebrate Senior Day, where an old-fashioned pitchers' duel broke out in Game 1.
Despite a stellar showing from Hannah Hennessy, the Golden Knights suffered the 1-0 setback, where the senior allowed just the one run on four hits with no walks in her final home game.
Things got away from the Knights (6-30, 1-23) in Game 2, falling 12-0 to the Bobcats (24-13, 13-11).
In Friday's games against South Georgia, WGTC dropped 12-4 and 6-1 decisions.
WGTC will close the 2018 campaign on Saturday in a 4 p.m. doubleheader at Georgia Highlands.