GHC splits conference series with East Georgia
Georgia Highlands put eleven runs on the board Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader to earn a split for the day and a split in the week’s four-game, conference series with East Georgia State CC.
The Chargers managed only five hits in the series finale’, but took advantage of fourteen walks issued by East Georgia pitchers.
GHC took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single by Daniel Gooden, but it was a five-run second inning when the Chargers took control.
East Georgia pitchers hit one batter and walked seven as Highlands took a 6-0 lead without benefit of a hit.
After East Georgia cut the Georgia Highland’s lead in half at 6-3, Triston Roberts delivered a two-run single and Devin Bilardello added an RBI single in the fourth inning to give the Chargers a 9-3 advantage.
The Chargers added two more runs in the sixth on a Nick Constan hit, a walk to Joel Munoz, and a Brandon Bell two-RBI hit.
Georgia Highlands utilized four pitchers in the win. Sam Sowerbrower picked up the win with a 2 and 2/3 inning performance, allowing no runs on a pair of hits and two walks.
In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, East Georgia pitcher Payton Phillips tossed a complete game shutout to beat the Chargers, 6-0. Phillips gave up only two hits, walked three, and struck out seven.
Zach McCrum and Drew Davis had the only Georgia Highlands’ hits.
With the series split, Georgia Highlands in 4-4 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association and 19-17 overall. East Georgia is 16-16, 3-5.
South Georgia CC and Abraham Baldwin currently lead the conference at 5-1.
The Chargers open their next four-game conference series Tuesday at LakePoint against Andrew College.