LAGRANGE, Georgia – West Georgia Tech opened the 2015 baseball season with a pair of losses on the road Saturday afternoon to the LaGrange College junior varsity team.
In game one West Georgia Tech (0-2) erased a 2-1 deficit with three runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 4-2 lead. But LaGrange College answered with two runs in the bottom of the frame to tie it at 4-4.
Blane Swift hit a towering homerun to left field in the third inning, which tied the game at that point, 1-1. Swift went 2-for-3 for the game.
Golden Knights ace pitcher Nick Andress pitched five innings and allowed four runs – all earned – on four hits. Andress struck out six and walked four.
The Golden Knights got on the board in the sixth with another solo homerun from Blane Swift – his second of the day. That made the score 5-1, but LaGrange added another run in the bottom of the inning to extend its lead to 6-1. WGTC added two in the seventh to close out the scoring at 6-3.
Ty Wood and Trevor Billings provided 4 and 2/3 innings of combined relief - allowing just one run on one hit.