RAILSPLITTERS BASEBALL HOLDS ON TO BEAT THE WOLVES 5-4

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.

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9 responses to “RAILSPLITTERS BASEBALL HOLDS ON TO BEAT THE WOLVES 5-4

  1. Relaxing on the beach with hubby. Home in both cities where my son’s live.

  2. Baseball…of course I miss the Tigers and the Cubs but I really miss our local WhiteCaps. Soon.

    • Is that the Galveston College Whitecaps or another team?

      • Oh no, I’m in the Great Lakes. White Caps are a farm team in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Those farm teams with the silly between innings promotional games and all the kids are so much fun.

      • People often praise the “feel” of minor league games. I’ve never been to one but maybe I should.

      • If you re-watch Bull Durham and the one with …ah…Charlie Sheen (had to look it up Major League) truly the crowd and the schtick between innings is the fun part.

        It is cool to have a chance to catch the next big thing before they’re big. There’s the pitcher that can consistently throw 98 mph but not over the plate, or there’s the spectacular shortstop who is average but improving at bat. So. Much. Going. On.

        A major league player is like watching Barishnikov leap through Swan Lake but you see a lot more lower middle and upper lower kid fans at farm teams. They LOVE the sport and truly appreciate being there.

      • This sounds fantastic! Very interesting and so much to soak in. If I get a chance I am definitely going to get myself to a minor league game or two! Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm for those games.

      • YW. The Basbeball Blogess…she has a great blog..gotta find the link. https://thebaseballbloggess.com/

      • Thanks! I will check out her blog!

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