Mocahbee racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Chargers. He singled in the second inning and belted his fourth homer of the season in the eighth inning.
Brandon Goldsmith recorded the win for the Cavaliers. He allowed four runs over eight innings. Goldsmith struck out three, walked three and gave up seven hits.
Mikhail Cazenave (Rainbow City, Ala./Westbrook Christian) took the loss for GHC. He allowed six runs in 6 1/3 innings, walked one and struck out four.
In the bottom of the first, Darton State grabbed the early lead, 1-0. A triple by Brandon Sharpe scored Hill Thomas to begin the inning.
Darton State didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the second inning when it scored on a groundout by Trey Haygood.
The Cavaliers got one run in each the fourth, fifth and eighth. In the fourth, Darton State scored on an RBI single by Hill, plating Luis Salas.
The Chargers scored two runs in the top of the fifth to cut its deficit to one. A passed ball and a sacrifice fly by Mocahbee sparked GHC’s rally.
Highlands’ threat came to an end when Brandon Goldsmith finally got Gavin Peters to ground out.
A one-run eighth inning then helped bring GHC within three. Mocahbee’s solo home run gave the Chargers life. Brad Sansing flew out to end the GHC threat.
Darton State survived GHC’s surge and put up one run of its own in the eighth. Darton State scored on a sacrifice fly by Payton Mann.
One run in the top of the ninth helped GHC close its deficit to 8-5. An RBI single by Camden McGill (Cartersville/Woodland High School) triggered the Chargers’ comeback. The game went final when Gavin Peters lined out.
The Chargers take on East Georgia State College today in Swainsboro and will host the Bobcats on Friday at East Cobb with a 2 p.m. start and again on Saturday with a doubleheader at Woodland High School at 1 p.m.
Georgia Highlands is now 13-24, 7-13 in conference play.