GHC softball sweeps conference doubleheaders


Coming off a weekend when they got swept by first-place Georgia Military College at home, the second-place Georgia Highlands College softball Chargers bounced back to win all four of its road games this past weekend.

GHC swept Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in two games Friday and then Andrew College in two games Saturday.

Against ABAC on Friday, the Chargers won a pitcher’s duel in the first game and then broke out the big bats in the second, winning by scores of 3-1 and 10-3, respectively.

In the first game, Cass graduate Sierrah Gani had a triple and all three RBIs to supply the Chargers’ offense. 

Micayla McCoy pitched a complete game and did not allow an earned run.

Gani had some help offensively in Game 2 Friday, as Mackenzy McFarland homered, while Kindell Reeves, Hannah Willis and Alia Booth —  the 6, 7 and 8 hitters in the lineup — each had two hits. 

McCoy once again threw a complete game for the win.

The first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Andrew looked eerily similar to the second game against ABAC. GHC won 10-3, and Reeves, Willis and Booth combined to go 10-for-14 with six doubles and six RBIs. 

Sydney McDonald and Lexi Palazzo also homered.

This time, Shay Sullins got the start and threw two innings, allowing two runs on two hits, before McCoy pitched the last five frames and allowed one run on five hits.

The last game Saturday was the closest of the four, ending with the Chargers winning 5-4. GHC scored two in the top of the second, but Andrew scored four in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.

McCoy came on in relief with one out in the second and held Andrew without a run the rest of the way while allowing just two hits. 

The Chargers came back to take the lead with one run in the fourth and two more in the fifth.

Shayla Smith homered, while Reeves, Sally Fairbank, Smith and Palazzo all had two hits, apiece.

Highlands is now 18-11 overall, 6-2 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association, just one game back of first-place GMC.

The Chargers will continue their road stretch with four more games this week, two Friday at East Georgia State College and two more Saturday at South Georgia State College.

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