Chargers split softball doubleheader at West Georgia Tech

Georgia Highlands College softball split a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader Saturday at West Georgia Tech in Carrollton. West Georgia Tech won Saturday’s opener 4-3, but the Chargers took the second game 7-3. Former Cass standout Sierrah Gani had three hits including a home run, double, and two RBI for GHC in the opening loss. Kayla Laukka had two hits including a solo home run and Mya Adams also contributed two hits. Lexi Palazzo doubled and Deyonce Lewis added one hit and a stolen base in the Chargers’ defeat. Kara Kight (4 IP, 4ER, 10H, 2BB, 2K) was the losing pitcher for Georgia Highlands with Haley Robinson (2 IP, 0R, 1H, 1BB, 3K) working the final two frames in the circle. In the Chargers’ 7-3 win, Gani, Palazzo, and Sydney McDonald finished with two hits each to lead the offense. Gani’s two hits included a double and two RBI. One of Palazzo’s hits was a solo home run while McDonalds’ hits included a double and one RBI.

Laukka (2 RBI), Adams (RBI), Lewis, and Robinson had the other GHC base hits. Robinson (6 IP, 3ER, 9H, 0BB, 1K) earned the pitching victory while Kight worked a spotless seventh to earn a save.

West Georgia Tech stands 12-15 overall and 4-6 in conference play. Georgia Highlands (13-13, 5-5) plays at Thomas University JV Monday in a non-conference doubleheader and travels to South Georgia State CC for a conference doubleheader Wednesday.

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