Baseball charges into a successful new season

Brandon Dyer, Sports Editor & Podcast Host

The team has started the season by winning six of its first eight games, including two sweeps against the Chattanooga Community College Tigers and the Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldogs. The Chargers followed the 5-0 start by losing two of their three games against Volunteer State.

It has been a collective effort on all fronts for the Chargers. The team batted 0.379 through its first eight games of the season. The lineup for the Chargers has been scoring 9.5 runs per. The pitching for the Chargers allowed just 3.8 runs per.

Johnny Dow, David Smith and Joe Sutton lead the team in multiple. Dow is a pitcher that has had two this season, allowing just 10 hits and two runs in 11 innings pitched. He had ten strikeouts in his first two starts of the season. Smith, the team’s starting catcher, led the team with 13 RBIs and tied for second most runs on the team with 9. Sutton led the team in batting average at 0.522 with 13 runs.

Head Coach Dash O’Neill said, “I expect us to win a whole lot of games and contend for a conference championship. This is one of the best teams GHC has ever had.”

O’Neill further said, “Our biggest challenge is going to be each player staying true to themselves and not trying to do more than they are capable. If we stay within ourselves and stay consistent, we will be difficult to beat.”

“Every player on our team contributes to our success, and we really focus on teamwork rather than individual accolades. We play as a team and win as a team, and our players believe in that idea,” said O’Neill. “We run really well, and we may have the deepest pitching staff in program history.”

You can catch the Chargers in action at one of their upcoming home games. For a full schedule, go to bsb/2018-19/schedule.