Georgia Highlands College softball followed their conference sweep of Andrew College (Ga.) by splitting a doubleheader with defending GCAA Georgia Perimeter College Saturday at Stars Field in Cartersville. The Chargers are now 5-3 in the conference and 13-18 overall.
Georgia Highlands College earned its first conference wins in the program’s history Friday as it swept South Georgia State College in Douglas. The wins leveled GHC to a 2-2 record in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.
Congratulations to GHC Softball's Kristen Mullis and GHC Baseball's Gregory Gerard as they have been announced as the 2013-2014 female and male recipients of the Scholar Athlete Award for Georgia Highlands College. The two athletes will be awarded by Athletic Director Phil Gaffney at GHC's annual Honors Night on April 10th at the Cartersville Campus.
Freshman utility player Kristen Mullis is a biology major from White, Georgia where she attended White County High School. In high school she earned nine college credits in three classes, two in english and one in math, and entered GHC with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Last fall, Mullis completed 13 credit hours including two four-credit sciences, biology and chemistry, and continued to maintain her 4.0 GPA.
After earning her associate degree in biology from Georgia Highlands, Kristen plans to pursue a bachelors in either biology or pre-medicine. After college she plans to enter med school with aspirations of working in the field of cardiology.
Today's games vs Chattanooga State are postponed due to weather and unplayable field conditions. The new date will be announced once finalized. Next up for the Chargers, away conference games vs. South Georgia College this Friday.
Huge thanks to Mike (GHC Baseball dad) for snagging some great pics from Game 1 vs. Gadsden College.
Coach Wood and the Georgia Highlands Softball program announces their spring prospect camp. Georgia Highlands College is still recruiting all four classes in High School (freshman-senior) as well as non-traditional athletes that have three or more (3+) years of eligibility remaining.
"We are looking for another pitcher to add to our staff next year, and we are always looking for a versatile group of athletes that can come in as utility players or part of our special teams (DH, pinch runner, defensive specialist)."
Georgia Highlands has already signed two 2014 athletes that were picked up from their prospect camp including Bartow County's Co-Offensive Player of the Year in Ashley Jordan and utility player Victoria Woods from Jackson County. GHC also has their eye on a list of 2015 prospects from last summer's camp.
For out-of-town campers, GHC has a great hotel room rate with Microtel Inn and Suites, the official hotel provider of GHC softball. Call the Microtel Inn & Suites in Cartersville and ask for the softball rate.
The team will also be playing in-conference foe Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College the day before, on March 29th, at 12pm and 2pm. Every prospect that is signed up for the camp will receive free admission to the game on the 29th.
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Today's games vs. Southern Union Community College have been postponed due to transportation difficulties.
Georgia Highlands softball used timely hitting to salvage the second game, and the Chargers split a doubleheader against USC Sumter (S.C.) Sunday at Stars Field in Cartersville. The Chargers are now 7-12 on the season, 0-2 in GCAA play.
“We showed a lot of versatility today,” Head Coach Melissa Wood said. “We just need to keep stringing it together and get ready for the meat of our conference schedule.”
Brandi Hughes (Fr./Rockmart High School) had a strong showing in the first game- continuing her stellar season- but timely hitting for the Fire Ants in the 6th inning broke a 2-2 tie. USC Sumter would go on to win 4-2.
In the second game, this time it was the Chargers who would provide the hitting in the 6th. The middle of the order continued its hot hitting and ignited another late-game Charger rally. Down 2-0 Kayleigh Medlin (Fr./Bremen High School) shot a double to left field, and Lindsay Miles (Fr./Jefferson High School) followed with an RBI single. Another two-bagger, this one by Emily Willingham (Fr./Excel Christian School), would plate Miles and tie the game. Kristen Mullis (Fr./White Co. High School) would knock in Willingham to take the lead, and Sierra Cagle (Fr./Chattooga High School) would add insurance with an RBI triple.
The Chargers are next at home Wednesday, March 5 for a doubleheader starting at 3PM.
Georgia Highlands College softball kicked off their inaugural season’s home schedule by taking both games of a doubleheader from Cleveland State Community College (Tenn.) in front of a full house at the newly renovated Stars Field. The victories pulled GHC to 6-9 on the season heading into their first conference game Saturday against Darton State College in Albany, Ga.
“It was great to win like that in front of our home crowd,” Head Coach Melissa Wood said. “It gives us some momentum heading into our first conference game.”
The games were not without drama. In the first game, the Chargers trailed 5-1 before a big 5th inning plated nine runs for GHC. Hillary Rowell (Fr./Brunswick High School) ignited the rally with a two-run blast over the left field wall, the first home run by a Charger at Stars Field. The Chargers had 12 at bats in the inning, with eight different players crossing the plate, and knocked Lady Cougars starting pitcher Kelsey Haley out of the game. After a shaky start, Brandi Hughes (Fr./Rockmart High School) settled in and finished all seven innings, allowing five runs- four earned- on nine hits and five strikeouts against three walks. The final score was 10-5.
The nightcap saw the Chargers jump out early but need a late rally to win. After Cleveland State tied it 6-6 in the top of the 6th, Kayleigh Medlin (Fr./Bremen High School) started a 2-out rally in the bottom of the 6th with a single to centerfield. Hillary Rowell knocked her in with a triple to right-center for the go-ahead run, and GHC would plate two more to cap off a 9-6 victory.
The Chargers return home Sunday against USC Sumter (S.C.) with first pitched scheduled at Noon at Stars Field.