AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team met the West Georgia Wolves for the fifth time in 10 days on Sunday afternoon at Lake Olmstead and drew a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch in the ninth inning to win 4-3 in non-conference action.
Augusta moves to 2-4 on the season, while the Wolves go to 4-2 with the loss.
Senior southpaw-slinger Will Thompson logged 6.0 innings in his second start of the season and struck out four batters while giving up six hits for two runs. Preseason All-Conference honoree Casey Lenoch (1-0) pitched for AU in relief and went 3.0 innings to allow three hits for a run in the win.
The Wolves scored first when Christopher Michels tripled off the left-centerfield wall to score Price Peters in the second inning for a 1-0 UWG lead. Michels added an RBI single in the fourth for a two run lead.
The Jags tied the game with a pair of runs in the fourth inning, when Hobbs hammered home Jim Wagner and Lanford plated Spurlin with back-to-back singles.
With the game tied 2-2 in the eighth, the Wolves added another run when Michels carded his third RBI with a sacrifice fly to centerfield. AU rallied in the next at bat and Adam Spurlin delivered a game-tying, opposite-field single.
Augusta loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth and Murray was hit by the pitch to win a 4-3 game.
UWG's Russell Klein went 3.2 innings in the start and surrendered four hits for a run and struck out four. Ryan Sapp relieved the Wolves and also went 3.2 innings before Mitchell Mannino made an appearance in the eighth. Colton Duttweiler (1-1) got the loss for UWG.
The Jaguars host crosstown school Paine College on Wednesday, Feb. 15 for a 5:00 p.m. single game at Lake Olmstead.
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