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Fickes sets new HR mark; Chargers win twice at Gulf Shores Classic

Brianna Fickes set the career record for home runs by a Georgia Highlands’ softball player Friday as the Chargers won two games at the Gulf Shores Classic.

Fickes blasted her fourth home run of the season and the 17th of her career in an 8-7 win over Gulf Coast College. The career record was previously held by current University of Georgia player, Kayleigh Medlin.

Pitchers Micayla McCoy and Rebecca Meade combined for seven strikeouts in the win. Hannah Willis drove in a walk off run with a sacrifice hit. Freshman Shay Wooten, who scored the final run in the opener, homered in the second game as the Chargers shutout Marion Military Institute 6-0.

McCoy earned the pitching win for Georgia Highlands and yielded only one hit in the five inning shutout.

With the two wins Friday, the Chargers improved to 11-3 on the season and are scheduled to play three games Saturday (1:30/3:45/6:00pm CT) against Faulkner State (AL), Jeff Davis (AL), and Wallace State-Dothan (AL). The weather forecast, however, calls for inclement weather for the area.

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