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Georgia Highlands wins the first two of their weekend set

February 24, 2024

Georgia Highlands baseball won the first two games of a home, four-game weekend set on Friday by beating Chattahoochee Valley CC 4-2 and Wabash Valley College 4-3.

The Chargers will play those same two teams again on Saturday — facing Wabash at noon and Chattahoochee Valley at 6 p.m.

Pitchers Oliver Wood and Hunter Ward kept Chattahoochee Valley (4-9) off-stride most of the day in the Chargers’ Friday opener. Wood (5.1 IP, 2R, 1ER, 2H, 1BB, 7K) pitched into the sixth inning and gave up just one earned run while striking out seven to collect the win. Ward retired the final five outs allowing just one walk. Ward struck out two to pick up his second save of the season.

The Pirates and Chargers traded early runs and were tied 2-2 after two innings. Georgia Highlands moved ahead in the bottom of the third on Grayson Godbee’s solo home run and added an insurance run in the sixth on Tyler Phillips’ RBI single.

Clay Wiesen (double, RBI), Barrett Eldridge, and Trevor Lovett (RBI) had two hits each for the Chargers. Ali Banks added a triple in GHC’s nine-hit attack.

Solid pitching again carried the Chargers in their nightcap win over Wabash Valley, 4-3.

Andrew Arnold (2 IP, 1ER, 1H, 3BB, 2K) was credited with the win in relief of starter Chandler Anderson (1.1 IP, 2ER, 3H, 2BB, 2K). Brodie Chestnutt (2 IP, 0R, 2H, 1BB, 1K), Declan Dun (2 BF, 1BB), and Reece Robertson (0.2 IP, 0R, 0H, 1K) set up Logan Spivey’s second save of the season. Spivey walked one and struck out two in a scoreless seventh inning.

The Warriors (8-8) posted a pair of first-inning runs to take an early lead but the Chargers answered by scoring a single run in the bottom of the first, two in the second, and one more in the third the gain a 4-2 advantage. Wabash added a solo home run in the top of the fourth but that would be all of the scoring.

Davis Newman (double, RBI), Ryan Wideman (triple), and Luke Orfi (solo HR) had two hits each for GHC. Banks and Will Cawthon added one hit each and Trevor Lovett drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.


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