Chargers Take Series From ABAC

Chargers Take Series From ABAC

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.