GHC Chargers’ baseball begins journey to Grand Junction

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Nick Fink participates in GHC's baseball practice on Oct. 8. Photo by Shelby Hogland
Nick Fink participates in GHC’s baseball practice on Oct. 8. Photo by Shelby Hogland

Chargers’ Baseball Begins Journey to Grand Junction

GHC’s baseball team is currently in the midst of preseason and is looking to improve from a 24-28 season last year.

The team made it to the postseason in spring 2015 and pulled off an upset against Georgia Perimeter College but was defeated in the second round.

The Chargers’ main goal for the season is to win the College World Series held in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Head Coach, Mike Marra, said, “This is the most competitive and talented roster we’ve had in the three years at GHC. We have a great chance to compete for a title this year.”

The roster consists of eight returning players and several players who transferred from different schools.

This season, the baseball team will play a total of 40 home games at Lakepoint Sporting Community.

According to Marra, all games are big games but some of the biggest are against schools such as Walter State and West Georgia Tech. The season opener will be Feb. 5 against Surry Community College at Lakepoint.

Marra said, “We have a very good brand of college baseball this season for not just the faculty and students to experience but the community to also attend at some point with 40 games at home.”

Bryan Quillens, a pitcher for the Chargers, said, “Our goals this season are to win the conference championship, then regionals and then win at Grand Junction.”

Quillens is one of eight returning players for the Chargers and, like many of his teammates, has goals of playing division one baseball and being drafted to the pros.

With the regular season closely approaching, the Chargers’ coaching staff and players all have the same goal this season, and that is to bring home a College World Series championship. The journey to Grand Junction has begun.