Georgia Highlands baseball raced out of the starting gates Tuesday night at LakePoint and coasted to a 13-1 conference win over visiting West Georgia Tech. Chargers starting pitcher Zach Fordham tossed a one-hitter and fanned eight in a complete-game effort that extended GHC's win streak to five games. Georgia Highlands scored four runs in the first inning, four in the second, three more in the third, and single runs in the fourth and fifth innings in the blowout win. The Knights managed their lone run in the top of the fifth on two hit batsmen, a walk, and a sacrifice fly.
The Chargers smacked 15 hits in the win. Blake Brady and Skylar McPhee both had three hit games. Malik Spratling hit a grand slam. Lavoisier Fisher doubled and homered and Parker Orr added a three-run home run.
West Georgia Tech falls to 10-13 overall and 1-5 in Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association play. Georgia Highlands (17-8, 5-1) continues the four-game series with the Knights this weekend in Carrollton with a single game Friday night at 6 p.m. and a doubleheader Saturday starting at 1 p.m.