GHC baseball wins sixth straight

The Georgia Highlands Chargers completed the weekend sweep of visiting Sinclair CC (Ohio) Sunday afternoon with an 8-4 win over the Tartan Pride at LakePoint in Emerson. The Chargers posted single runs in each of the first four innings to take an early lead before Sinclair narrowed the margin to 4-3 in the top of the seventh. Georgia Highlands responded in the bottom of the seventh, however, scoring four times to regain control and held on for a four-run victory.

Sunday’s win marked the sixth-straight for the Chargers. They have now won nine of their last ten games. Starting pitcher Jacob Ryan (6 IP, 0R, 5H, 1BB, 4K) went six shutout innings to pick up the win on the mound. Stevie Szucs (0.1 IP, 3ER, 2H, 1K), Levi Ayers (0.2 IP, 1ER, 2H), Ryan Smithson (1 IP, 0R, 1H, 1BB, 1K), and Jett Kern (1 IP, 0R, 1H, 2K) all pitched in relief for Georgia Highlands. Joe Sutton had three hits and two RBI Sunday. Gavin Harmon added a pair of hits including a seventh inning inside-the-park home run with two walks and two RBI. Palmer Sapp (2 RBI) and Omar Daniels had the other Chargers’ hits.

Georgia Highlands (19-4) will host Grand Rapids CC in a doubleheader Thursday afternoon at LakePoint. First pitch for the Chargers and Raiders will be at 1 p.m.

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