The Georgia Highlands College baseball team swept a much needed doubleheader Saturday winning at South Georgia State CC 5-0 and 4-3 in extra innings. With the two wins, Georgia Highlands earned a split in the four-game conference series with the Hawks and stayed in the upper half of the GCAA conference standings.
It was a day of quality pitching for Georgia Highlands.
Chargers’ pitcher Jacob Meyer (photo, 7 IP, 0R, 2H, 1BB, 8K) tossed a complete-game two hitter to shut out South Georgia in the opener. He fanned eight. In the second game, starter Stevie Szucs (5 IP, 1ER, 6H, 1BB, 5K) and Logan Ward (4 IP, 2ER, 4H, 2BB, 5K) combined to limit the Hawks to three runs on ten hits while combining for ten strikeouts.
Trace Twardoski (photo, #13) hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth of Game 2 for the deciding run.
Bryson Horne hit a two-run home run in the first inning of Game 1 to get the Chargers’ day started offensively.
Horne finished with three hits and three RBI in the first game. Willis Kemp, Skylar McPhee (RBI), Twardoski, and Blake Brady (RBI) had two-hit days. Alex Marquand, Hunter Moody, and Keith Lyle added one hit each in the doubleheader. South Georgia is now 17-16 for the season and 7-7 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association standings. Georgia Highlands (19-15, 7-8) plays a doubleheader Monday at Emmanuel College JV, hosts Wallace State-Hanceville (AL) Friday afternoon, and then plays at Wallace State-Hanceville Sunday afternoon.