Former Auburn University quarterback Tyler Queen announced this week that he is transferring to the University of West Georgia.
Serving as the third-string signal-caller for the Tigers in 2015, Queen redshirted following elbow surgery and returned in 2016 to play in two games, seeing late action against Louisiana-Monroe and Alabama A&M.
Queen tweeted out the following regarding his transfer: "Blessed beyond measure that I get a second chance to play the game that I love. I'm excited to announce that I will be transferring to West Georgia and continuing my academic and athletic career. I felt like this was the best move for me and my family. Thank you to everyone who has helped me get this far. GOD IS GOOD! #GoWolves."
As a prep phenom at North Cobb High School, Queen threw for 2,342 yards and 27 touchdowns and also rushed for 10 scores to lead the Warriors to the Class AAAAAA state playoffs in 2014 as a senior. Queen threw for a Cobb County-record 89 touchdowns and more than 8,500 yards in his high school career, both of which established top-10 marks in the state.
The 6-foot-1, 240-pound quarterback will have three years of eligibility remaining with the Wolves.
Coming off a 3-1 home win over Emmanuel on Tuesday night and a 7-1 road decision at Georgia Southwestern on Wednesday in Americus, the University of West Georgia baseball team returns home riding a three-game winning streak to host West Alabama in a three-game Gulf South Conference series this weekend. The action starts with a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday and a single game at 2 p.m. on Sunday for the finale, although the schedule may get altered with inclement weather expected on Sunday.
In Wednesday's road win against the Hurricanes, the Wolves (16-25) scored six of their seven runs in the middle innings, highlighted by a three-run fifth that featured a two-run blast by Brett Anderson.
N.J. Williamson (2-for-4, RBI), Ryan Raper (2-for-4, BB, run, RBI) and Ben Utley (2-for-5, run) had multiple-hit performances to lead the offense, while Mitchell Mannino (3-2) did a superb job in relief to earn the win. Mannino fired five innings out of the bullpen, yielding one run on four hits with no walks and one strikeout.
The UWG softball team had its midweek twin bill against Miles cancelled and also altered its weekend schedule with inclement weather on the forecast for Sunday.
The Wolves (23-21, 13-14 GSC) and Tigers were originally scheduled to play at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with Senior Day happening for the Wolves prior to the doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The series will now begin on Friday at 6 p.m., with the doubleheader still scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Senior Day festivities will take place prior to Saturday's double-dip.
UWG Women's Track and Field
As the defending champions, the UWG women's track and field team is back at the GSC Championships this weekend in Rome looking for a repeat run to the crown.
The action started on Thursday at Barron Stadium and continues through Saturday.
The West Georgia Technical College baseball team split a doubleheader at Cleveland State Community College on Wednesday evening in Cleveland, Tennessee.
The Golden Knights fell in the opener, 6-4, but rebounded with a 6-2 win in the nightcap.
In Game 2, Kenny Bailey earned the win behind five innings of work, yielding one earned run with four strikeouts.
Offensively, Aaron Gonzalez (3-for-4, HR, 4 RBI) had a big day at the plate, while Central High School product Jake Duncan (2-for-3, 2 runs, RBI) also had a multiple-hit effort.
In the opener, Reagan Thomas (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Tony Matos (2-for-4, 2 runs) and Justin Jackson (1-for-2, RBI) led the way.