“A series win is a great way to end our season and winning 20 games as a first-year program is a nice milestone,” GHC head coach Mike Marra said. “Our bats came alive and we did a lot good things on both sides of the ball.”
West Georgia Tech 12, Georgia Highlands 10
Nine hits weren’t enough for GHC (20-33, 13-22) as it lost a shootout, 12-10, in the nightcap of the doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Woodland High.
Alec Arnsdorff (Cylo/South Effingham HS) went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate for the Chargers. He singled in the fourth and fifth innings and doubled in the sixth inning.
Corey Fehribach recorded the win for West Georgia Tech. He tossed one inning of shutout ball. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered no hits.
West Georgia Tech was sparked by Davis Allen and Fehribach, who teamed up for eight hits and six RBIs.
Gregory Gerard (Bremen/Bremen HS) couldn’t get it done on the rubber for GHC, taking a loss. He lasted just one inning, walked two, struck out none and allowed two runs.
The top of the first saw West Georgia Tech take an early lead, 1-0. Davis got things going for West Georgia Tech with a double. A groundout by Bryan Campbell then moved Davis from second to third. Corey singled, plating Davis.
West Georgia Tech scored two runs in the third inning, and then followed it up with two more in the seventh. In the third, West Georgia Tech scored on an error, scoring Davis.
It didn’t take long for the Chargers to respond as it scored two runs of its own in the third. GHC scored on a groundout by Camden McGill (Cartersville/Woodland HS) and a groundout by Matt Reynolds (Hiram/Hiram HS).
Georgia Highlands 6, West Georgia Tech 5
GHC outlasted West Georgia Tech on Saturday in Game 1 of the double-dip after five lead changes, squeaking out a 6-5 win at Woodland High.
The Chargers took the lead in the seventh inning and held on for the victory. An error scored Gavin Peters (Douglasville/Alexander HS) and gave GHC the lead for good.
Peters had two extra-base hits for GHC. He doubled in the sixth and seventh innings.
Dalton Geekie (Powder Springs/McEachern HS) got the win for the Chargers. He allowed two runs over 1 1/3 innings. He struck out two, walked one and surrendered four hits.
Fehribach took the loss for West Georgia Tech. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings, walked two, struck out one, and allowed one run.
In the bottom of the first, GHC grabbed the early lead, 2-0. A single by Andy Mocahbee (Ringgold/Ringgold HS), bringing home Khari Anderson (Atlanta/Carver HS) started the inning off. The Chargers then tacked on more runs when Mocahbee scored on an RBI single by Geekie.
The Chargers pushed one run across in each of the second, fifth, sixth and seventh. In the second, GHC scored on a groundout by Camden McGill, scoring Blake Oxenreider (Cedartown/Cedartown HS) .
The Chargers posted one run in each of the fifth, sixth and seventh. In the fifth, GHC scored on a sacrifice fly by Chris Baker (Calhoun/Sonoraville HS), plating Camden.
Georgia Highlands 18, West Georgia Tech 8
Scoreboard operators were busy at East Cobb on Friday as the GHC Chargers and West Georgia Tech combined for 26 runs.
GHC eventually won the offensive battle 18-8 in seven innings.
The teams combined for 25 hits, including six extra-base hits.
The bats came to life in the sixth inning. West Georgia Tech had no answer as GHC scored 10 runs. GHC scored in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Oxenreider; an RBI single by McGill; an RBI single by Anderson; an RBI single by Chap Lindstrom; an RBI double by Peters; a bases loaded walk by Brad Sansing (Woodstock/Etowah HS); an error; a walk by Ty Fowler (Cartersville/Cartersville HS); a fielder’s choice; and an error.
The game was back-and-forth heading into the sixth, with six lead changes.
Mikhail Cazenave (Rainbow City, AL/Westbrook Christian HS) recorded the win for GHC even though he allowed eight runs over seven innings. He struck out five, walked five and surrendered nine hits.
The Chargers pounded West Georgia Tech pitching as six hitters combined for 13 hits, 13 RBIs and 12 runs scored.
Chris Irwin ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed 10 runs in 5 1/3 innings, walked two and struck out four.
Georgia Highlands 17, West Georgia Tech 7
An impressive effort by Parker Acuff (Woodstock/Etowah HS) carried the Chargers (18-32, 11-21) to a 17-7 win over West Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in Douglasville.
Acuff struck out 11, paving the way for a GHC win. The Chargers’ pitcher gave up just two hits over seven shutout innings.
Everything was working at the plate for GHC in the eighth. The bats caught fire, leading to 10 runs. The Chargers scored in the eighth on a two-run error, an RBI single by Lindstrom, a two-run single by Peters, a two-run single by Sansing, an RBI single by Baker and a two-run double by Maxwell Watkins (Hiram/McEachern HS).
Peters racked up three RBIs on four hits for GHC and Lindstrom added four hits and two runs scored.
Kyle Peals was charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in five innings, walked six and struck out three.
The lead stayed with GHC after the second, when it scored two runs on a two-run single by Sansing.
The Chargers tacked on another four runs in the sixth. A single by Peters ignited the offense, plating Lindstrom.
“It was the best pitching performance of the season so far,” Marra said. “Parker was dominant for seven innings. Finally we got him some run support.
“He’s been our tough-luck pitcher all season. He’s pitched well enough to win games, but we weren’t able to score runs for him. Tonight, we had more than enough.”