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Chargers drop doubleheader

Georgia Highlands baseball was swept in a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon by Roane State.

The Raiders blasted the Chargers 13-1 in the opening game and came from behind in the second game to edge GHC, 11-10.

Roane State pitcher, Blake Medley, limited Georgia Highlands to only two hits in the first game although he issued eight walks. He struck out four while keeping the Chargers off the scoreboard except for a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the second inning.

It was a 1-0 game until the Raiders scored eight times in the fifth and added five more runs in the sixth. Roane State had eleven singles and a homer in their two innings of fireworks. They also took advantage of three walks and a hit batsman.

Bryson Stripling and Austin Slate had the only Chargers’ base hits in the opening loss.

In Game 2, Georgia Highlands led 2-0 through two innings, 6-3 after three innings, and 10-7 through four frames before the Raiders tied the score with three runs in the top of the fifth.

Roane State (9-18) took advantage of two walks and a hit batsman in the top of the sixth to score the go-ahead run without a base hit.

GHC then managed only one base runner over the final two innings, falling short 11-10.

Slate had two more hits for the Chargers as did Jayden Talik (RBI). Connor Faulkner hit a two-run homer in the second and finished with three RBIs. Bryant Herring (2 RBIs), Hudson Sapp, Ryan Wideman (double, RBI), Parker Poteet, and Davis Newman added one hit apiece in the loss.

Georgia Highlands (20-8) starts conference play next week with four games against Abraham Baldwin. The Chargers play in Tifton Tuesday and will host three games Friday and Saturday.


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