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Road loss for Chargers in opener of final regular season series

Georgia Highlands starting pitcher, Tanner Thomson, allowed only one run on a single hit and two walks through six innings Tuesday night at West Georgia Tech in Carrollton, but the Chargers’ bullpen failed late in an 8-2 conference loss.

The Chargers led 2-1 going to the bottom of the seventh when the Golden Knights struck for seven runs over the next two frames, including five in the seventh.

West Georgia Tech pitcher, Miles Dutton, went the full nine innings for the victory. He scattered five singles and three walks in allowing two earned runs. Dutton struck out eleven Chargers.

Zach McCrum, Jonathan White, Mitch Burger, Clint Tonini, and Joel Munoz had the Georgia Highlands’ hits. Tristan Roberts drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

Three different Knights — Adrian Martinez, Connor Wilson, and Brandon Bone — drove in two runs each.

West Georgia Tech improved to 13-33-1 with the win. The Knights are now 8-17 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.

The Chargers (26-27, 11-14) will host the next three games of the series with a single game Friday at 6pm and a doubleheader on Saturday with first pitch at 1pm. The final three games of the series will be at LakePoint in Emerson.

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