UNA baseball drops doubleheader to West Georgia

UNA baseball drops doubleheader to West Georgia

West Georgia rallied from a 5-2 deficit to pull out a win in the opening game and then took the nightcap 15-1 to sweep a Gulf South Conference double-header from North Alabama.

With the losses UNA falls to 21-10 overall and 10-9 in the GSC. West Georgia improved to 23-10 and 16-7.

The Lions and Wolves will complete the three-game series with a single game Sunday at noon.

UNA got a run in the first inning of the opener when Dylan Calhoun singled and scored on a Dyln Boston RBI-double. The Lions then added three more runs in the second inning as Boston, Brett Guzay and Jake Smith had RBI-singles. West Georgia got single runs in the third and sixth innings to cut the lead to 4-2 but the Lions got a run back in the seventh on a Boston double and Kyle Crabtree RBI-single.

West Georgia then put together a five-run seventh inning that forced UNA starter Brantley Claunch from the game. Each team then added a run in the eighth and the Wolves held on for the 8-6 win.

Claunch (4-3) pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs on 11 hits. Austin Carpenter also allowed one run in relief.

West Georgia scored five runs in the opening inning of the nightcap to take control of the game. The Wolves then added one run in the second, two in the third, five in the fourth and two in the sixth. UNA's only run came in the fourth inning when Kyle Conkle was hit-by-pitch and scored on a Jake Smith single.

UNA starter Riley Sanderson (3-4) took the loss, lasting just two-thirds of an inning and allowing five runs on three hits, two walks and one hit batter. Blake Talley allowed three runs on five hits over two innings and Bradley Bailey allowed seven runs on 10 hits in two and one-third innings. Shawn Smirnoff pitched one inning of scoreless relief.

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