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Chargers Hold Off the Cougars to Win 5-4

(4/10/10) Clearwater Christian College dropped a tough region game, losing 5-4 to Atlanta Christian College. Altanta came into the game as the #1 team in the nation in the latest NCCAA D2 national rankings. Sophomore ace Brent Kirkley took the mound for the first game of a double header against the Chargers, striking out seven in as many innings in a losing effort.

The Chargers struck first after lead off hitter Tyler Ward singled and scored off a single from Chris Scott. The Cougars tied in the top of the second inning behind a solo home run by freshman Chris Zitnik to right center. The Chargers scored twice in the second, and later added another run after a lead off double to but them up 4-1. The Cougars would get on the board again in the top of the fifth after Zitnik and Joe Keen both drew walks to lead off the inning. The Cougars would give up the winning run in the bottom of the sixth on a triple, losing 5-4.