The Lady Chargers bats came alive this past weekend to help propel the team to a weekend sweep of five games down at the Spring Games of Clermont, Florida. In five games, the offense of the Lady Chargers outscored opponents 47-4. Along with that stat, four of the five games were decided by run rule.
Game one featured a show down versus the Pioneers of Delta College. This show down resulted in a 10-0 win in six innings as the Chargers scored in every frame, except for the top of the first inning. The scoring was led by Izzy Marcotte who batted in four RBIs including a homerun, and Hailey Cronic who had three RBIs and a homerun. Taryn Hitchcock and Lacey Rutledge also added RBIs as the Lady Chargers scattered 15 hits to the Pioneers two hits. Madalyn Morton went the distance in the circle only allowing two hits, zero runs, and three walks while striking out seven.
Game two resulted in a similar storyline as the Lady Chargers took on the Jay-Hawks of Muskegon Community College. Georgia Highlands out hit Muskegon only nine-five. However, in those nine hits the Chargers were able to score nine runs to the Jay-Hawks one run. Scoring was led by Natalia Herrera who batted in two RBIs, while Alexis Davis, Lacey Rutledge, Hailey Cronic, and Haley Robinson also added RBIs. Every Lady Charger in the line-up recorded at least one hit. Maggie Schandera started off in the circle for four innings only allowing five hits, one earned run, and one walk while striking out four. Montana Ledbetter pitched the last inning of the game allowing one walk while striking out two.
Game three featured an absolute offensive spectacle as the Lady Chargers pounded 18 hits, beating Mercyhurst North East Community College by a score of 16-2 in five innings. Izzy Marcotte smashed two homeruns. While Deyonce Lewis, Haley Robinson, and Madeline Hairston also hit homeruns in the five-inning game. Mallory Alford, Lewis, and Marcotte all batted in three RBIs, Taryn Hitchcock and Robinson batted in two RBIs, and Hailey Cronic as well as Madeline Hariston batted in one RBI a piece. Montana Ledbetter pitched the full five innings allowing just four hits, only two earned runs, zero walks, and five strikeouts.
Day three of the Spring Games rolls around and the Lady Chargers do not let up. Georgia Highlands defeated Alpena Community College 9-1 in game four of the tournament. Scoring was led by Alexis Davis who batted in two RBIs, as Lacey Rutledge, Natalia Herrera, Kyndal Brown, and Mallory Alford added RBIs of their own. Madalyn Morton shut down Alpena’s offense allowing just four hits, one run, and one walk while striking out 13.
The final game of the Spring Games proved to be the toughest challenge for the Lady Chargers as they defeated Cuyahoga Community College by a score of 3-0. Allison Daffron led the scoring for the Lady Chargers as she hit a two-run homerun in the bottom of the fifth inning. Annsley Todd also had a run in the fifth inning. Montana Ledbetter pitched all seven innings only allowing two hits, zero runs, and three walks while striking out six.
Izzy Marcotte was named Player of the Week, and Madalyn Morton was named Pitcher of the Week in the GCCAA after stellar performances over the weekend. The Lady Chargers are back in action at home Tuesday versus Louisburg College, weather permitting, at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.