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GHC softball drops two games to conference leader ABAC

Georgia Highlands softball lost both games of a home doubleheader Saturday with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, falling 4-0 and 14-5.

ABAC led the opening game 1-0 through four innings before taking control with two runs in the fifth and an insurance run in the seventh. Fillies’ pitcher Karis Smith completed the shutout with a seven-inning shutout that included five strikeouts with no walks.

In the second game, ABAC held a 4-1 lead heading into the fifth inning when the Fillies broke it open with a 10-run inning.

ABAC moved into first place in the GCAA with their two wins Saturday. The Fillies, who have played two more conference games, hold a one-game lead over Georgia Military College. Both teams have two conference losses.

On Saturday, Georgia Highlands utilized three different pitchers during the two games. Jaycie Hand (6.1 IP, 5R, 1ER, 8H, 1BB) was the starter in the circle and took the first game loss. She also retired one out in the second game. Rena Fraga (1.1 IP, 3ER, 4H, 1K) was the pitcher of record in the second game. Emma Veitch (4.1 IP, 10R, 2ER, 6H, 2BB, 4K) also pitched in Game 2.

Madison Dennis totaled three hits including one double with one RBI during the two games. Abigail Lathrop (RBI), Avery Fisher (double, RBI), and Allison Deweese (double, RBI) had two hits on the day. Brady Tharp (double), Audrey Johnson (double, RBI), and Annsley Todd had the other Chargers’ base hits.

ABAC improved to 20-14 overall and 12-2 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.

Georgia Highlands (16-24, 8-8) returns to action Tuesday in a conference doubleheader at East Georgia State.


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