Chargers swept at home

Georgia Highlands slipped to 5-4 on the year after being swept in a three-game series this past weekend by visiting Walters State (TN). The Patriots won 11-7 Friday night and then took a doubleheader on Saturday by scores of 7-5 and 5-3. Walters State improved to 6-3 on the season.

In Saturday’s first game, the Chargers jumped on top, 3-1, but the visiting Senators put up single runs in the third through fifth frames to regain the lead. Highlands tied the game in the bottom of the fifth, but Walters State scored twice in the sixth and added another run in the seventh for a 7-5 decision.

Brandon Bell had three hits for GHC. Zach McCrum drove in three runs on a pair of hits (a double and a HR) and Brandon Etheridge had two hits for the Chargers.

In Saturday’s second game, the Chargers took a 3-2 lead to the top of the seventh inning before the Senators put up three runs in the final frame to win 5-3.

Brandon Bell hit a solo shot in the fourth and a two-run homer in the sixth to account for all three Georgia Highlands’ RBI.

The Chargers host Cleveland State (TN) Wednesday at 3pm at LakePoint and will host Lincoln Trail CC and St. Louis CC Saturday, at 1pm and 3:30pm. GHC will close out a two-game set with St. Louis CC Sunday at LakePoint with first pitch scheduled for 12 noon.

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