The Georgia Highlands baseball team held an early lead Tuesday evening at Andrew College in Cuthbert, but a five-run fifth by the home-standing Tigers was enough to lead to a 6-1 defeat of the Chargers in a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association conference game.
The game was the first in a four-game GCAA series this week between Andrew and GHC.
The win kept the Tigers in first place in the conference with a 4-1 mark. The Tigers are 19-16 overall and have won three straight.
Starting pitcher Jaquarious Glover was a difference maker for Andrew College in the series opener. He tossed a complete game, five-hitter with two walks and five strikeouts.
The Chargers utilized six pitchers, with Sam Sowerbrower (4.2 IP, 5ER, 6H, 2BB, 3K) suffering the loss. Jake Lovvorn, Kyle Brady, Sean Fitzpatrick, Jeremiah Woods, and Bradley Hood all toed the rubber at some point for GHC without allowing an earned run.
Leadoff hitter Bronco O’Brien had a pair of hits for the Chargers. Nick Fink homered for the only Georgia Highlands’ run in the third inning. Caleb McElwaney and Matt Vaccaro had the other Chargers’ hits.
Five Tigers had two hits each in their 11-hit attack.
Andrew Compton, Josh Peters, Dahlton Cash, Mike Branche, and Chris Schwarzer contributed a pair of hits apiece.
The series continues at LakePoint Friday at 6pm with a single game and the two teams will play a doubleheader at LakePoint at 1pm on Saturday.
The Chargers are 22-12 overall and 2-3 in conference play.