DOUGLASVILLE, Georgia – West Georgia Tech won its series opener over the top team in the conference standings, with an 11-8 victory over ABAC Wednesday afternoon in Douglasville.
WGTC trailed 3-1 going into the bottom of the fifth but then scored nine unanswered runs over the next three innings – including a five-run seventh - to take a commanding 11-3 lead. The Stallions answered with three in the eighth and two in the ninth and had the tying run at the plate in the ninth with two outs.
Trevor Billings got the start and went 5.1 innings allowing three runs while scattering twelve hits. Andrew Weekley pitched 2.1 innings of middle relief, allowing three runs – none of them earned - on three hits.
In fact, every West Georgia Tech starter had at least one hit.
Evan Hilton led the Golden Knights with three hits and 2 RBIs. Davis Aiken, Bryce Todd, Andy Mocahbee, Zach Sims and Brandon Bone all collected two hits for WGTC. Bone, Billings, Hilton and Sims all hit doubles for West Georgia Tech.
"This was a good way to start the week against a very good team," Pratt said. "We'll have to get some rest tonight and be ready to go after a long road trip down theretomorrow. We have some big games coming up that will determine whether or not we finish in the top half of the conference and I like our confidence right now, especially at the plate."
WGTC 100 031 51X 11 16 3