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Chargers split opening conference series

Georgia Highlands baseball won one of three home games over the weekend with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College as the two teams split a four-game series during the week,

GHC won 4-3 last Tuesday in Tifton and won 16-0 Friday at home but dropped a 10-9 and 8-7 decision in a Saturday doubleheader.

Oliver Wood tossed a seven-inning, complete-game shutout on Friday for the Chargers. He scattered four hits and a pair of walks while striking out three.

Parker Poteet had three hits including a pair of home runs and three RBIs. Ryan Wideman also had three hits including a solo home run. Hudson Sapp homered twice with four RBIs. Adam Love and Connor Faulkner had two hits each including one double each with one RBI. Zayd Brannigan and Bryson Stripling also homered in the 16-0 win.

In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, ABAC scored five runs in the top of the seventh for a comeback 10-9 win. Brannigan finished with three hits including a home run and four RBIs. Wideman also added three hits in the loss.

In the series finale, the Chargers came from behind to knot the score at 7-7 through seven innings, but the Stallions got a solo home run in the top of the eighth for the deciding run.

Sapp homered twice and had three total hits in the loss. Wideman also finished with three hits including a home run and two RBIs.

Georgia Highlands (22-10, 2-2 Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association) plays at East Georgia CC Wednesday afternoon and hosts East Georgia to complete the four-game series Friday and Saturday.


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