Chargers sweep conference DH
The Georgia Highlands College softball team swept Andrew College Friday in a pair of Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association games 9-5 and 9-0 (5 innings).
Brianna Fickes (photo) led the Chargers' offense with a 3-for-5 performance that included three home runs, a grand slam, and three intentional walks.
GHC trailed 5-1 in the opener, but Andria Booth tripled home two runs to bring the Chargers within two. Hannah Wills and Lauren Womack followed with a pair of doubles that narrowed the deficit to one.
In the sixth inning, Shayla Smith reached on a hit and Fickes was intentionally walked. Shay Wooten made that decision pay with a three-run blast over the left field wall to put Georgia Highlands ahead, 7-5.
The Chargers added two more insurance runs in the seventh to secure a complete game pitching win for Rebecca Meade. The hurler allowed five runs, two earned, on five hits, five walks, and seven strikeouts.
In the second game, Fickes hit the second grand slam of her career to propel the Chargers to a 9-0 win in five innings.
Micayla McCoy tossed a complete game shutout. She scattered five hits and two walks and fanned two.
GHC is now 33-9 overall and 14-6 in the GCAA. The Chargers face ABAC in Tifton Saturday for a conference doubleheader that begins at 2pm.
You can watch GHC softball games live at www.facebook.com/georgiahighlandscollegesoftball.