CARROLLTON, Ga. — Playing each other for the first time since the Railsplitters left the Gulf South Conference, the West Georgia Wolves put on a furious late-inning comeback, but fell just short 5-4 in the first game of a two-day series.
The Wolves got on the scoreboard first as Danny Bodziak scored off a sacrifice fly from Brett Wright in the bottom of the third inning.
LMU tied the game in the top of the fourth when Cody Pack hit his seventh home run of the season over the right center fence.
LMU took the lead in the seventh when a RBI double by Deaunn Williams scored John Couch.
The Railsplitters added three more runs in the top of the eighth when Neil Borden, Cody Baker and Juan Alvarez all crossed the plate. Borden scored on a single through the left side by Baker. The other two runs came of a double by Pack.
In the bottom of the eighth, Stuart Drew led off with a single, then promptly stole second. Brett Wright followed with a single, giving the Wolves runners at first and third with Andy Marinelli at the plate. The UWG first baseman delivered a single that scored Drew.
After a Josh Whitehead walk to load the bases, catcher David Buchanan sent a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Wright from third and pulling the Wolves to within two runs at 5-3. Marinelli and Whitehead moved over during the next at-bat on a wild pitch, but a pair of strikeouts ended the threat.
In the ninth, the Wolves added another run, but with runners at first and third and two outs, John Doolittle struck out to end the final UWG threat and the game.