Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer
VSU versus West Georgia had the looks of an “unstoppable force meeting an immovable object” matchup, but as it turned out, it was a one-sided clash.
With nine wins in their last ten games, the Blazer baseball team looked take out the Wolves, a team just as hot as VSU having won 11 in a row.
West Georgia proved to be the better team, sweeping the Blazers in three games over the weekend, starting with game one of the Saturday Doubleheader. After VSU had taken a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning, West Georgia responded with two runs of its own, including the go-ahead run coming on a wild pitch. The Wolves kept VSU scoreless the rest of the game to win 4-3.
In game two, the Blazer offense would only manage an unearned run against Matthew Norton, who threw seven innings while only allowing two hits. The Wolves were able to score five runs (four earned) against VSU starting pitcher Kellan Bailey over six innings.
The final game of the series took place Sunday afternoon, when West Georgia extended their win streak to 14 games and swept the series against VSU. The Blazers managed to score the first run in the fourth inning, but the Wolves responded with an equalizer in the bottom of the inning.
The huge blow of the game came in the next inning, where Dalton Rogers blasted a 3-run home run, giving the Wolves a lead they would keep. The Blazers managed two runs in the eighth but eventually lost by a score of 7-3.
The Blazers will finish the regular season with six critical games on the road against conference rivals Delta State and North Alabama.