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Austin Baskin and the Chargers handled Germantown at home on Wednesday.

The Chargers scored in four consecutive innings to jump out to an 8-0 lead against the Germantown Red Devils at Chandler Field on Wednesday and hung on for a 10-5 win to improve to 15-5.

Ty Warmath was the hitting star of the night with three doubles.

Covington took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Stanton Connell walked and Warmath doubled him home and then scored on a Landon Myers single.

A five-run third inning broke the game open.

Rob Hendren and Weston Martin reached on an error and hit by pitch and both came in to score on Carter Davis’ single. Davis crossed the plate on a Connell single. Warmath doubled again and followed Connell home on an Austin Baskin single. An error, a stolen base by pinch runner Josh McGarity and a Carson Ruffin single produced a run in the fourth.

The Red Devils bounced back with a three-run fifth to cut the margin to 8-3.

CHS got two of those tallies back in the bottom of the frame. Warmath smacked his third double of the night moved and gave Baskin his third RBI, scoring on a sacrififce fly. Lomax closed it out by walking, stealing second and third and scoring on an error.

Germantown added two runs in the top of the seventh but could get no closer.

Baskin got the win, going 4.1 innings allowing two hits and a run with five strikeouts and three walks. The committee of Drake Whitmer, Carter Davis and  Warmath handled the 2.2 innings, giving up four hits and four runs with five strikeouts and a walk.

Covington travels to McCracken County in Kentucky for a three-game set this weekend then returns home for home and away District 15-AA games with Millington Monday and Tuesday.

Jeff Ireland is The Leader's sports editor. To contact him, call 901-476-7116 or email​