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Chargers offense stays hot, Holdbrooks solid on mound

The Georgia Highlands Chargers, fresh off a 24-run performance Sunday afternoon, scored double digit runs again Wednesday night for a 14-1 conference victory over visiting Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at LakePoint in Emerson.

The Chargers scored twice in the first inning and added another run in the second for an early 3-0 lead. GHC then put the game away with five runs in both the fourth and fifth frames and another in the sixth for a commanding 14-0 lead.

ABAC scored its only run in the top of the seventh on a bases loaded walk and managed only two hits off Chargers’ pitching in the game.

Alex Holdbrooks (6 IP, 0R, 2H, 2BB, 6K) tossed six strong innings for the pitching victory. Sam Warren (0.0 IP, 1ER, 2BB) took the mound in the seventh and Cody Johnson (1 IP, 0R, 0H, 2BB, 1K) wrapped up the final inning.

Cameron Hearn helped lead the Chargers at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance that included a pair of doubles and two RBI. Willis Kemp also doubled, drove home a run, and walked with a 3-for-4 night. Parker Orr had two hits and two RBI. Skylar McPhee had two hits. Nick Piccapietra had four RBI and a triple and Austin Foster contributed two RBI with a base hit.

ABAC (12-12, 1-1 GCAA) will host the next three games in the series with Georgia Highlands with a single game Friday night and a doubleheader Saturday in Tifton.

The Chargers improved to 15-6 overall and evened their Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association record at 1-1.

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