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GHC softball honors '17 sophomores; splits DH with South Georgia

The Georgia Highlands College softball team split a home, conference doubleheader Saturday with South Georgia. The Chargers won the first game 5-0, but dropped the second game, 3-2.

Chargers’ pitcher Rebecca Meade dominated the opener from the pitching circle. She tossed a one-hitter with no walks and three strikeouts.

Carlee Thurmond was 3-for-3 at the plate for GHC and was part of the battery that was only the one hit away from a perfect game.

Georgia Highlands contributed to their own demise in the second game. Defensive miscues led to a pair of unearned runs in the one-run loss.

Andria Booth led the Chargers offensively in the second game. She was 2-for-3. Lauren Womack and Madison Gianfala both added one hit and both scored a run for GHC.

The Chargers also celebrated sophomore day between games (see photo below) where nine student-athletes were honored: Carlee Thurmond, Andria Booth, Lacey Mount, Kaleigh Mobley, Rebecca Meade, Natalie Pederson, Brianna Fickes, Lauren Womack, and Madison Gianfala.

Next up for the Chargers (36-12, 17-9) is a non-conference doubleheader at Cleveland State on Tuesday. GHC will then play at West Georgia Technical College Friday at 4pm and 6pm in the final regular season conference games of the year.

The Chargers will be a top-four seed in the GCAA Tournament April 27-29 at Georgia Military College, but the final seeding will be determined in the coming days. Following Easter weekend games, ABAC leads the conference standings with a 16-8 mark, followed by Georgia Highlands at 17-9, Georgia Military 14-8, and East Georgia 15-9. The bottom half of the conference standings include South Georgia 15-13, Gordon College 12-14, Andrew 6-18, and West Georgia Tech 5-21.

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