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GHC splits doubleheader at ABAC

The Georgia Highlands College baseball team split a doubleheader Saturday at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to take three of four GCAA conference games this week with the Stallions.

GHC won 14-1 Wednesday at LakePoint and followed that with an 11-4 win Friday heading into Saturday's two games.

ABAC rallied for three runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh to come-from-behind in Saturday’s opener 6-5, but Georgia Highlands bounced back to take an extra inning win in the second game 4-2 with two runs in the top of the eighth.

Georgia Highlands led 5-0 in the first game before ABAC rallied for six runs over the final two innings. Matt White’s walk-off, two-RBI double lifted the Stallions to their lone win in the series.

Nick Piccapietra reached on an error by the Stallions’ center fielder in the top of the eighth and Zach Miller and Cameron Hearn scored on the play for the Chargers’ winning runs in Game 2.

Noah Bryant (0.2 IP, 3ER, 3H, 1BB, 2K) was tagged with the pitching loss in Game 1 for GHC. Starter Drew Wilson (6 IP, 3ER, 5H, 2BB, 5K) was lifted after six solid innings of work with no decision.

Travis Kuebler (2.2 IP, 0R, 1H, 0BB, 3K) picked up the pitching win for the Chargers in the second game in relief of starter Tyler Sellers (5.1 IP, 2R, 0ER, 2H, 5BB, 10K).

White and Joel Ellis combined for a homer, three hits, and five RBI in ABAC’s win.

Hearn was 3-for-7, scored two runs, and stole a base in the doubleheader for the Chargers. Picapietra was 2-for-6 including a double, scored twice, drove in a run with a sac fly, and stole a base. Miller, Willis Kemp, Skylar McPhee, and Austin Foster all had two hits on the day for GHC.

ABAC is now 13-14 overall and 2-3 in Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association play.

Georgia Highlands (17-7, 3-2) has a four-game conference series with West Georgia Tech starting Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Carrollton followed by a single game Friday and a doubleheader next Saturday at LakePoint.

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