Chargers rally late to sweep Bryant & Stratton and even season mark
Visiting Bryant & Stratton College (NY) rallied from three runs down in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday night at LakePoint to tie Georgia Highlands College, but the Chargers scored in the bottom of the inning to win 6-5 and sweep the two-game set.
Brandon Bell tripled to lead off the bottom of the seventh with the game tied 5-5. He later scored on an error that resulted from an outfield throw to home after the second out of the inning was recorded. The throw banged off the catcher's gear and got far enough away from the plate for Bell to score the walk-off run.
Nick Fink homered for the Chargers and Brandon Bell tripled in the bottom of the seventh leading to the eventual game-winning run. Josh Kiser was 3-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored. Nick Piccapietra was 2-for-2 with a walk and scored two runs. David Hussey finished with a pair of hits and stole a base, while Matt Vaccro added one hit for the GHC offense.
Britt Buckelew (1 IP, 0R, 2H, 0BB) picked up the pitching victory as the pitcher of record in the final inning for Georgia Highlands. Peyton Tennant and Jeremiah Woods (1 IP, 0R, 0BB, 1H) also pitched in relief of Chargers’ starter Lake Lovvorn (5 IP, 2R, 1ER, 3H, 0BB, 5K) who left the game leading 5-2, but received no decision.
Georgia Highlands (4-4) hosts a three-game series with Lincoln Trail College (IL) beginning with a single game Friday at LakePoint at 6pm followed by a Saturday doubleheader at 1pm.