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Chargers split four games at Border Battle; Gani named GCAA Player of the Week

The Georgia Highlands College softball team split four games this past weekend as hosts of the 2019 Border Battle.

The Chargers defeated Spartanburg Methodist and Harford CC on Saturday with one-sided results, before falling to Calhoun CC and Cleveland State CC in highly competitive games Sunday.

The weekend also saw GHC’s second baseman and former Cass standout, Sierrah Gani earn Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week honors. In the first four weeks of the season, Gani becomes the second such recipient for the Chargers. Mya Adams won the award in early February. During the Border Battle, Gani (photo) had an .800 batting average that included nine RBIs, two doubles, a triple, one stolen base, and no errors on defense. Shortstop Deyonce Lewis had a 3-for-4 game with a double, a triple, and 1 rbi Sunday during an 8-5 loss to Calhoun CC. Mya Adams, Kara Knight, Lexi Palazzo, and Emma McDonald each drove in runs in the loss.

Knight also had two hits and four RBIs Sunday in the Chargers’ 10-9 loss to Cleveland State CC. Palazzo added a two hit game.

Saturday, third baseman Kayla Laukka and Knight had two-hit games that included a double for each. Knight tossed a complete game for the 11-2 win over Spartanburg Methodist and Lewis homered. Lewis, Laukka, and Gani combined for a dozen hits and seven RBIs in a 21-0 blanking of Harford CC (MD). Haley Robinson had a four-RBI game. Palazzo and Sally Fairbank drove in three runs each. Laukka, Palazzo, and Robinson each homered.

Georgia Highlands (5-5) takes a road trip to the Sun Chief Classic in Gulf Shores, Alabama for games this Friday and Saturday against Southern Union CC, Coastal Alabama CC, Central Alabama CC, and Motlow State CC.



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