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GHC win streak snapped by visiting Triton CC

The Georgia Highlands College baseball team found themselves on the short-end of a pitching duel Sunday afternoon at LakePoint in Emerson, falling to visiting Triton CC (River Grove, Illinois) 3-1.

The loss snapped an 11-game winning streak by the Chargers.

Triton pitcher Jonah Nosek tossed a complete game four-hitter and allowed only four walks and one, unearned run.

Georgia Highlands took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when leadoff hitter Bronco O’Brien reached on an error by the Trojans’ shortstop and later scored on a Matt Vaccaro RBI single.

Triton took the lead in the top of the second with two runs on only one hit.

The Trojans took that 2-1 lead on a walk, a single, an infield error, a sacrifice fly, a hit batsman, and a bases loaded walk.

A leadoff single in the seventh inning, followed by a walk, a balk, and a groundout plated the final Triton run for their 3-1 margin.

Vaccaro was the only Charger with two hits, including a double and an RBI. John White and Josh Kiser had the other Georgia Highlands’ hits.

GHC utilized four pitchers. Ryan Bramlett (4 IP, 2R, 0ER, 2H, 2BB, 5K) started on the mound and was saddled with the loss. Sam Sowerbrower (2.2 IP, 1ER, 3H, 2BB, 3K), Tyler Sellers (1.1 IP, 0R, 0H, 2BB), and Peyton Tennant (1 IP, 0R, 0H, 1BB, 2K) each toed the rubber for the Chargers.

Georgia Highlands (17-9) will host five games in the coming week starting Thursday. The Chargers play a doubleheader with Shorter University’s JV Thursday and will entertain a three-game series with Three Rivers CC (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) Friday night and Saturday. Saturday is a doubleheader at noon. The Friday night game is a 6pm.

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