Chargers Sweep West Georgia in Final Home Series

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(HUNTSVILLE, Ala.) -- With a chance to keep postseason hopes alive, the UAH Chargers finished a sweep of West Georgia at Joe Davis Stadium, Sunday, 8-5. The Chargers took a double-header from the Wolves (27-19), Saturday, 6-5 and 11-5.

The Chargers, led by Kevin Herring's three hits and Jacob Wray solid effort, made early work of West Georgia, staking an 8-0 lead after only two innings.

Batting around in the first inning, UAH posted five runs with a two-out rally.

Nick Huckaby singled up the middle to score Jordan Parker, who led off with a walk, for the first run. Herring then singled through the left side to bring in designated hitter George Washington, who also walked earlier, to make it 2-0.

Jake Lee then singled in Herring and Huckaby. After West Georgia starter walked shortstop Will Nichols to load the bases, starter Travis McCall (1-4) was removed for Toby Jordan, who gave up an RBI single to Parker, batting for the second time in the inning.

Jordan lasted just 2/3 of an inning as the Charger onslaught continued in the second. Blake Butler singled in Washington, who was hit with a pitch to lead off, then after Butler stole 2nd, Huckaby doubled him in to make it 7-0. Herring then singled up the middle to bring in Huckaby to make it 8-0 before Mike Furman got the last two outs of the inning.

The Chargers are now 21-28 on the season. Hartselle's Jacob Wray went 7 innings, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits. He struck out 6 and walked 2.

West Georgia strung together four hits in the 5th inning to score three runs, but Wray got out of a bases-loaded jam with a ground out.

Corbin Holland and Jeffrey Dobyne finished up the game for Wray, with Dobyne picking up his 3rd save of the season.

The win marked the farewell for five UAH seniors as they wrapped up their careers. Along with Butler and Herring, Indjomar Juliana, Tom Longyear, and Jordan Steele were honored in a pregame ceremony.

The Chargers wrap up the 2008 season next weekend at North Alabama needing to win 2-of-3 games against the Lions to advance to the GSC Tournament, to be held May 3-7 in Millington, Tennessee.