Softball Has Winning Week
Last season, the Knights won just 8 games. In 2017, the club recorded just 9 wins. The 2016 was shortened, but the Knights just tallied 1 win. In 2015, WGTC had 13 wins and only 8 in 2014. In short, times have been difficult for the program. However, 3rd year coach Monica Mills expected improvement and she has seen it. Currently, the Knights are 11-8 overall and 4-6 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Conference (GCAA.)
The Knights opened the week with a GCAA match-up against Andrew College Tuesday in Carrollton. In the opener, WGTC held a late lead before losing 5-4 in 8 innings. Undaunted, the Knights battled in the 2nd game and won 9-8. On Thursday, WGTC traveled to Atlanta and a meeting with Agnes Scott. The Knights swept the Scotties by 7-2 and 11-5 margins. Friday's GCAA home match-up with Abraham Baldwin was postponed because of weather and will be made up on March 24. The week ended Sunday with a doubleheader against the junior varsity squad at LaGrange College. The Knights rallied for a 6-5 win in game 1. The Panthers scored 3 in the bottom of the 7th to force extra innings in Game 2, before winning with a run in the bottom of the 9th, 7-6.
The Knights will hit the road early this week. On Tuesday, WGTC will travel to Thomasville and a meeting with Thomas University. Then on Wednesday, the team travels to Cleveland State (TN). Both days, the doubleheaders are at 2 pm. The weekend will feature a couple of key GCAA home doubleheaders. First-up is Georgia Highlands on Saturday, followed by the rescheduled doubleheader with Abraham Baldwin on Sunday. The action both days is slated to begin at 2 pm at Central High School in Carrollton.
Knights' Baseball Battles Georgia Highlands
This week, the Knights faced the Chargers of Georgia Highlands in GCAA action. On Tuesday, the Knights got off to a rough start on the road and fell 13-1 to the Chargers, the teams 4th straight loss. However, Coach Beau Welborn must have been proud of how his club responded. After weather difficulties force the weekend games to be moved to Lakepoint, the Knights took Saturday's single game 7-5. WGTC backed that up on Sunday with a 6-4 win in Game 1 of the doubleheader. Looking for the series win in the night cap, the Knights took a 3-1 into the 6th before the Chargers battled back and forced extra innings, winning 4-3 in the 9th.
This week, the Knights (12-14, 3-6) will square off with GCAA rival Andrew College. The Tigers will come to Carrollton for a single game Tuesday at 2 pm. The series will then move to Cuthbert on Friday with a single game at 6 pm, followed by a doubleheader Saturday at 1 pm.