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Chargers fall prey to Hawks in series opener

Georgia Highlands baseball lost a seven inning game Tuesday at South Georgia State CC 14-4.

The Chargers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Hawks answered with five runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back.

South Georgia added four runs in the fifth, three in the sixth, and ended the game with two more runs in the seventh inning.

Caleb Moss (3 IP, 4ER, 5H, 4BB) and Cody Ogilvie (4 IP, 0R, 0H, 6K) shared the pitching duties for the Hawks in their win.

Alex Holdbrooks (4 IP, 5R, 4ER, 6H, 2BB, 2K) suffered the pitching loss for Georgia Highlands. Sam Warren (0.1 IP, 3ER, 0H, 3BB), Travis Kuebler (0.1 IP, 1ER, 2H, 1BB), Jake Meyer (1.1 IP, 3R, 1ER, 3H, 2K), and Kevin Barham (0.1 IP, 2ER, 0H, 4BB) all saw mound time for the Chargers in relief.

Mikell Collins homered twice and doubled in a 4-for-4 performance for South Georgia. He finished with eight RBI.

Seven other Hawks had one hit each.

Cameron Hearn had a double and two RBI for Georgia Highlands. Zach Miller doubled. Skylar McPhee, Nick Piccapietra (RBI), and Parker Orr added one hit each.

With the win, South Georgia (24-14, 10-6) holds down second place in the GCAA standings behind East Georgia and has a one-half game lead over the third place Chargers.

GHC (24-12, 10-7) hosts South Georgia for the remainder of the four-game series with a single game Friday night and a doubleheader on Saturday.

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