UAH Loses Baseball Opener to Flagler

(ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.) - Check the weather. Although it may not feel like it, baseball season is here, at least for the UAH Chargers.

On the road for their season opener, Friday night, the Chargers blew a 4-1 lead in the 6th inning and lost to Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, 10-9.

UAH jumped out to a 4-1 lead after five innings but a pair of UAH errors led to six unearned runs with two out and Flagler never trailed again.

UAH closed the gap to 7-5 on a wild pitch in the top of the 7th before the Saints added three runs in the bottom half to take a 10-5 lead.

The Chargers rallied to score four in the 8th on a 2-run single by Luke Putnam and two more on a scoring error, but it was as close as they would get.

Canadian newcomer David Reiniger went 4-for-4 for the Chargers and George Washington had two hits and an RBI to lead the offensive attack.

Sophomore hurler Jacob Wray of Hartselle took the loss in relief of southpaw starter Tom Longyear.

Both teams play a doubleheader, Saturday, followed by a single game on Sunday.