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GHC softball splits DH with East Georgia

Georgia Highlands College softball split a doubleheader Friday evening with East Georgia at Stars Field. The Chargers won the first game 1-0, but fell in the nightcap, 3-2.

Rebecca Meade tossed another complete-game shutout for her sixteenth win of the year as the Chargers won the opener, 1-0. She allowed no runs, scattered five hits and one walk, and fanned six. Meade is now one win shy of the single-season record she established last season.

GHC scored the game’s only run on a sacrifice fly off the bat of freshman Shay Wooten.

Madison Gianfala started the inning with a hit and Shayla Smith followed with a walk. Brianna Fickes grounded into a fielders’ choice to leave runners on the corners when Wooten delivered the RBI.

The Chargers led the second game 2-0 going to the seventh inning, but were unable to close the deal.

The visiting Bobcats started their rally with two hits and a walk to load the bases. Then the Chargers turned an unusual 3-2-6 doubleplay to put themselves in position to get out of the inning. One run scored on the play and baserunners remained on first and second, but now with two outs.

A Charger defensive mistake allowed the tying run to score and the next East Georgia batter delivered a go-ahead RBI single.

GHC was unable to score in the bottom of the inning and the Bobcats earned a doubleheader split.

Andria Booth was 4-for-7 in the two games and reached once on an error. Gianfala was 4-for-5 with a sacrifice and a walk.

Georgia Highlands is now 35-11 on the season and 16-8 in conference. The Chargers take on South Georgia Saturday at Stars Field at 1pm & 3pm. GHC will also be honoring the team’s sophomores between games.

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