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Chargers Earn First GSC Road Sweep Since '04

(PENSACOLA, Fla.) -- The UAH Chargers finished a road sweep for the first time in four years by beating West Florida, Sunday, 9-6 at Pelican Park in Pensacola, Florida.

This comes on the heels of their double-header sweep over West Florida, 12-4 and 5-4 on Saturday.

Jacob Wray pitched 7 1/3 innings in relief of Patrick Grimes, who was chased after giving the Argonauts a 4-2 lead in the 2nd inning after the Chargers scored twice in the top of the 1st. Grimes walked 4 in allowing 4 runs, 3 earned, although he gave up just one hit.

Luke Putnam and George Washington drew one-out walks to get the the Chargers started in the 1st.  Blake Butler then reached on a fielding error by 2nd baseman Kyle Brown to load the bases. Nick Huckaby forced in the Chargers' 1st run by being hit by a pitch from UWF starter Matt Collins. Kevin Herring's grounder gave UAH a 2-0 lead.

The Argonauts came back with four runs in the 2nd on a balk, two walks, and a sacrifice and two more in the 4th to take a 6-2 lead on a 2-run double by Tyler Hastings.

UAH answered in the 5th by making UWF pay for another error and Herring's single. UAH then unleashed a 5-run 7th inning would prove to be the difference.

Putnam and Washington collected back-to-back singles to leadoff the inning before Huckaby was hit again with one out to load the bases.

Herring then drove in his 3rd run drawing a walk before Joe Sutton put UAH back in front with a 2-run single for a 7-6 lead. Jake Lee and  Jordan Parker then each drove in a run to round out the scoring.

Wray (4-4) picked up the win while allowing five hits and two earned runs while walking five and fanning three. Jeffery Dobyne  picked up his first career save for the Chargers working the final out of the contest.

The Chargers continue their road trip on Wednesday with a doubleheader at 6th-ranked Delta State.

Courtesy UAH Sports Information

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