Powered by a career day from Jacob Warren, the West Georgia Technical College baseball team defeated Georgia Highlands in a 16-6 decision at Central High School on Wednesday afternoon.

The freshman from Powder Springs went 5-for-5 with four doubles, a home run, three runs scored and eight RBI.

Warren belted a solo home run in the three-run second inning for the Knights (10-16, 1-5 GCAA) before the Chargers (17-8, 3-3) answered with a 3-spot in the fourth to pull within 4-3.

Warren added a two-run double in the fifth and ended the game early with a three-run double in the seventh.

Aubrey Davis got the start for WGTC and tossed 4.2 innings, allowing five runs — three earned — before giving way to Jalan Daniels, who picked up the win in relief.

The series shifts to Georgia Highlands on Friday with a single game at 6 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. twin bill on Saturday.

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The University of West Georgia baseball team suffered a 4-1 setback to Columbus State in a top-25 midweek matchup at Cole Field on Wednesday.

The No. 5 Cougars (18-2) scored single runs in the first and second innings and plated a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh, as leadoff hitter Justin Evans (3-for-5, 3B, run, RBI) led CSU at the plate, while the No. 20 Wolves (15-6) had three multi-hit efforts.

Brady Barnes (2-for-4), Christopher Michals (2-for-3, BB) and Price Peters (2-for-4, run) accounted for six of UWG's eight hits, but the host squad could only manufacture a single run in the fifth inning on a day where the Wolves used seven different pitchers.

The Wolves return to Gulf South Conference action this weekend with a three-game series at Shorter, beginning on Saturday with a noon doubleheader.