Charger’s Softball showed out in the final home games of the regular conference season last night at Stars Field. In two games combined, the home team's offense tallied 15 runs on 30 hits, while defense allowed South Georgia State just two runs.
Game one featured a hitting and pitching show as Montana Ledbetter threw a One-Hitter in the circle for the Chargers. In five innings of work, Ledbetter struck out nine of the Hawks, allowing zero earned runs, and only one hit. She also recorded her 100th strikeout of the season in the game. The Offense for the Chargers rocketed 11 hits that scored nine runs, which included two home runs. With spectacular pitching and timely hitting, the Chargers picked up the game one, five inning win. Final Score 1-9.
Allison Daffron hit 2-3 at the plate picking up two RBIs with a homerun and a single. Lacey Rutledge fired a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth. Hailey Cronic, Natalia Herrera, Haley Overton, and Taryn Hitchcock all tallied a hit that picked up and RBI each. Kyndal Brown smacked a single and a double in three plate appearances. Madison Bennett and Bradey Tharp collected a hit a piece.
In game two Chargers Offense showed out once again scoring six runs on nine hits. Annsley Todd led the offensive front going 2-3 at the plate with a single and a double that scored two RBIs. Natalia Herrera collected a hit and two RBIs, and Halie Walther also had a hit scoring one RBI. Hailey Cronic picked up her 6th double of the season. Lacey Rutledge legged out a triple. Maddy Hairston, Hannah Bobo, and Bradey Tharp all collected singles in game two.
Maggie Schandera threw six innings of game two. Schandera allowed only six hits, struck out two of the Hawks, and only allowed one earned run. Gracee Ellis debuted her return to the circle from injuries in the seventh inning. Ellis faced three batters and got each to ground-out finalizing the 1-6 win in game two.
The regular GCAA conference season schedule will be wrap up for Chargers softball this weekend as they travel down to South Georgia to face ABAC Saturday and South Georgia State Sunday. Be sure to stay tuned to twitter for updates and follow games on YouTube (Chargers Sports Network) and Gamechanger!