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Chargers' softball splits conference-opening doubleheader at GMC


Georgia Highlands softball split a conference doubleheader Thursday evening at Georgia Military College.

Izzy Marcotte hit a pair of two-run home runs in the early innings and the Chargers held on late to outlast Georgia Military in the opening game. Marcotte blasted homers in the first and third innings for a 4-1 lead. Natalia Herrera was on base both times.

In the fifth inning, Lacey Rutledge doubled home Marcotte and Taryn Hitchcock as the Chargers built a 6-1 advantage.

Izzy Marcotte hit a pair of 2-run home runs Thursday evening in the Chargers 6-5 win at Georgia Military.

Georgia Military scored a run in the bottom of the sixth and added a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh that cut the lead to 6-5.

GHC relief pitcher Maggie Schandera closed out the threat however, by inducing a pair of ground ball outs to secure the one-run win.

Chargers’ starting pitcher Montana Ledbetter (6 IP, 3ER, 3H, 8BB, 4K) picked up the pitching win.

In addition to Marcotte’s homers and Rutledge’s two-run double, Hitchcock had two hits. Herrera, Allison Daffron, and Haley Overton added one hit apiece.

In the second game of the doubleheader, Georgia Military posted six runs in the second inning and cruised to an eventual 10-2 win in five innings.

Madalyn Morton (2 IP, 6ER, 4H, 2BB) suffered the GHC pitching loss. Schandera (0.1 IP, 3R, 1ER, 3H, 1BB) and Ledbetter (1.2 IP, 1ER, 0H, 3BB, 2K) also pitched for the Chargers.

Madison Bennett had two hits including a double. Halie Walther doubled. Rutledge (RBI) and Daffron added one hit each.

Georgia Highlands (6-11, 1-1 Georgia Collegiate Athletic Associaton) plays another conference doubleheader at East Georgia State Saturday at 1 p.m.

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