Chargers sweep Saturday doubleheader with Tartan Pride


Georgia Highlands baseball swept a doubleheader Saturday afternoon defeating Sinclair CC of Ohio 7-2 and 3-1 in games at LakePoint in Emerson.


In the opener, the Chargers grabbed a 6-0 lead through the fourth inning and held off the Tartan Pride down the stretch.


In the second game, Georgia Highlands led 2-0 through six innings before Sinclair narrowed the margin to 2-1 in the top of the seventh. An insurance run for the Chargers in the bottom of the seventh proved to be more than enough as GHC pitchers closed out the win with scoreless eighth and ninth innings. Ethan Underwood (6 IP, 1R, 0ER, 4H, 1BB, 10K) was the Chargers’ winning pitcher in the opening game. He fanned 10 and did not allow an earned run in six innings of work. Mason List (1.2 IP, 1ER, 3H, 2BB, 2K) and Levi Ayers (1.1 IP, 0R, 1BB, 2K) also pitched.


Johnny Dow (8.1 IP, 1R, 0ER, 7H, 0BB, 14K) was the Game 2 winner for GHC striking out 14 while working into the ninth inning. Jett Kern (0.2 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 2K) earned a save by striking out two in the ninth. Trace Twardoski blasted a two-run homer in the first game and Joe Sutton had two hits including a home run and two RBI. Max Kops finished the opener with a hit, a sacrifice fly, and two RBI. Palmer Sapp and Gavin Harmon both doubled. Omar Daniels — who stole three bases — had the other Game 1 hit for the Chargers.


In Game 2, Sutton and Lavoisier Fisher both hit solo home runs. Harmon had two hits including a double. Bam Thomas drove in a run with a base hit and Twardoski added one hit. Mickey Maguire, Harmon, Twardoski, and Fisher each stole a base in the 3-1 victory. Georgia Highlands (18-4) wraps up the three-game series with Sinclair Sunday in a 12 noon start at LakePoint.

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