Despite outscoring the Andrew College Fighting Tigers 43-26 in their 4 game series last week, the GHC Chargers could only manage a split after dropping game three in extra innings and falling behind early in game 4.
Dalton Rhadans was just 2 outs shy of a complete game on Friday as the Chargers plated 19 runs, the second most in program history. Rhadans scattered 10 hits, walked 3, and struck out 10 in the contest. The Chargers hammered out 5 homeruns in the game including 2 by Malik Spratling, who hit 3 total in the series and drove in 11 runs.
Games 1 and 2 were routs for GHC, but game three saw their fortunes change. After Andrew managed 5 runs off Charger starter Stevie Szucs, GHC battled back to take a 6-5 lead heading into the 6th inning. Ryan Smithson gave up a leadoff basehit, and GHC went to their closer, Logan Ward. Ward ended the threat in the 6th, but was unable to finish the save, relinquishing the lead in the top of the seventh. Trace Twardoski held the Tigers scoreless in the eighth, but he was unable to stop Andrew in the ninth, when they scored three runs to take the lead and eventually the ballgame. In game 4, the Tigers once again got going early, and the Chargers just couldn't seem to get the offense going again, falling 8-2.
The Chargers are now 25-19 on the season and 11-10 in GCAA play. They are back in action Monday at ABAC for a 5PM game.