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Chargers win series opener with ABAC

Georgia Highlands won the first game of a four-game conference series with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tuesday 4-3 in Tifton.

The host Stallions posted three runs in the bottom of the first to take an early lead but the Chargers chipped away in the middle innings.

Georgia Highlands scored a run in the top of the third and Conner Faulkner hit a two-run homer in the top of the fourth to knot the score at 3-3.

That is where the score remained until the eighth.

Faulkner reached on an error and moved to second when Jayden Talik walked. A groundout moved the baserunners to second and third and Faulkner scored on a passed ball.

Declan Dun (6.2 IP, 0R, 3H, 1BB, 5K) picked up the Chargers’ pitching win in relief of starter Jeremy Gay (1 IP, 3R, 1ER, 1H, 3BB, 1K). Davis Mortland (1.1 IP, 0R, 1H, 1BB, 1K) earned a save by retiring the final four outs.

Georgia Highlands (21-8, 1-0 GCAA) and ABAC (14-19, 0-1) continue their series Friday and Saturday with three more games hosted by GHC.


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