Carrollton, GA - If West Georgia Tech were to have any chance of making postseason play, then it needed to have a great series against Andrew College. The Knights took 3 of 4 from the Tigers to hold on to that chance, improving to 13-20 overall, but more importantly, 4-9 in GCAA play.
The Knights traveled to Cuthbert for the series opener on Tuesday and were let by Jacob Warren. The freshman was 3-5 with a homerun, a double, and 3 RBI. Carson Fowler (2-2) picked up the win and Zack Gaines earned his first collegiate save as WGTC took a 6-4 decision.
The series returned to Carrollton Friday. The Tigers led 5-2 going into the bottom of the 6th. The Knights plated 4 runs in that bottom of the 6th, led by Justin Jackson's 2-run blast. Later in the frame, Justin Guyton tripled in Adrian Martinez for the go-ahead run and that was enough as WGTC held on 6-5. Cullen Monette (2-4) got the win while Jalan Daniels recorded his team-leading 3rd save.
In Saturday's doubleheader, Andrew broke open a 1-1 game with 5 runs in the 2nd and the Knights could not overcome it, dropping the opener 9-6. WGTC bounced back in the night cap. Trailing 5-3 in the 4th, the Knights responded with 4 runs and held on for the 7-5 victory. The duo of Payton Anderson and Austin Smith held the Tigers to just 3 hits. Smith picked up the win in relief, improving to 2-1 on the season.
Coach Beau Wellborn's club will try to build on the momentum this upcoming week with three single game GCAA matchups. WGTC will host South Georgia Monday and Georgia Highlands Wednesday. Both games are scheduled for 1 pm. On Friday, the Knights will travel back to Cuthbert for a 1:30 contest against Andrew College.
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