Georgia Highlands notched their first GCAA series win last week, taking the first 4 games of their 5 game series with ABAC. This came after a tough loss vs East GA to start the conference schedule.
Game one was played at ABAC, and a pair of home runs from Malik Spratling, a dinger from Parker Orr, and clutch hits from Skylar McPhee and Hunter Moody led to a 9 run night for the offense. Zach Fordham picked up the win on the mound, Logan Ward grabbed a save, and Brant Brown fanned 6 in 2.2 innings of work as GHC took a 9-5 victory.
Game two started off the right way for the Chargers as they grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first, but ABAC's hitters plated 5 runs on Dalton Rhadans to give the Stallions a 5-1 lead heading into the bottom of the 7th inning. GHC would pick up 1 run in the 7th when Keith Lyle singled, stole second, advanced on a ground ball, and came home on an ABAC wild pitch. Skylar McPhee got things going in the bottom of the 8th when he was hit by a pitch, and the comeback was on. A single by Travis Sands was followed by a Parker Orr walk and 2 RBI single by Malik Spratling. After a Blake Brady ground out advanced runners to second and third, Keith Lyle delivered a second 2 RBI single, and the Chargers took a 6-5 lead. Logan Ward struck out the side in the ninth to collect his second save of the series, with Antonio Reneo picking up the win.
Game three saw Stevie Szucs toss a complete game, allowing just 1 run on 6 hits, while the GHC offense opened up for 10 runs on 10 hits and 7 walks. Bryson Horne had 3 RBIs in the game whle Skylar McPhee, Lavoisier Fisher, and Travis Sands each drove in 2.
Home runs from Blake Brady and Skylar McPhee highlighted an 8-1 victory in game 4. Sophomore Jacob Meyer picked up the win in 4 solid innings of work, and he was relieved by Antonio Reneo, Ryan Smithson, and Brady Barker.
After the series, the CHargers move to 16-8 on the season and 4-1 in GCAA play. They are back in action on Tuesday as they start a series with West Georgia Tech. First pitch is at 6PM at Lakepoint.