The Georgia Highlands softball team split four games Friday and Saturday at the Sun Chief Classic hosted by Coastal Alabama Community College in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Chargers defeated Southern Union CC 3-2 in eight innings Friday before falling to Faulkner State by the same 3-2 score. On Saturday, Georgia Highlands was blanked by Central Alabama CC 9-0 before beating Motlow State CC 12-4. The Chargers won their first extra-inning affair of the 2019 season Friday by edging Southern Union Community College. The two teams were tied 1-1 until the tie-breaker rule was implemented in the eighth inning. Southern union scored their free runner from second on a sac bunt and a hit before Kara Kight retired the side. The Chargers started with speedy Alexis Davis as their free runner at second base in the bottom of the frame. She moved to third on a wild pitch before Mya Adams delivered an RBI single to tie the game 2-2. Deyonce Lewis sacrificed Adams to scoring position and Kayla Laukka provided a ground ball to the right side to score Adams from third base.
Kight improved her season mark to 4-2 in the circle. She worked all eight innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk. Kight fanned two. Former Cass standout, Sierrah Gani continued her hot streak adding two hits and a run scored. Five other Chargers combined for seven hits in the game.
In Friday’s loss to Faulkner State, GHC hurler Kayla Phillips was tagged with the loss. She went 3.1 innings allowing three runs, on only two hits and four walks while striking out two. The Chargers were led at the plate by Adams and Davis with two hits apiece. The Chargers also swiped four bags on the day. In Saturday’s loss to Central Alabama, the Chargers yielded eight runs in the first inning. Phillips (2-4) started and was the losing pitcher. Haley Robinson entered in relief and allowed a run in the second inning before tossing two innings of scoreless ball. GHC managed only four hits in the contest.
In the weekend finale’ win over Motlow State CC, the Chargers pounded out 15 hits and stole three bases. Davis had two hits including an inside-the-park home run. Adams, Lewis, Gani, Lexi Palazzo and Robinson also added two hits. Kight (5-2) earned the pitching win with a complete game. She allowed four runs (three earned) on 10 hits and two walks. Kight fanned four. The Chargers (7-7) are scheduled to host Harford CC (MD) and Edison CC (OH) next Saturday and Sunday.