Chargers strive for JUCO World Series


Photo by Brandon Dyer Max Kops (16) tries to get a hit against Sinclair Community College during the game on February 29 at Lake Point Champions Center in Emerson, Georgia

Bradley Singh, Asst. Sports Editor

The Charger baseball team has won 14 of the first 18 games this year. The team has been hitting exceptionally well this and has a cumulative batting average of .345 for the season along with 16 home runs.

“I believe that our best is yet to come,” said head coach, Dash O’Neill.

Early in the season the games are against out of conference teams, so the team does not want to peak too early due to the length of the season.

“Our guys are doing a great job of controlling things. They can control and playing aggressive baseball,” O’Neill said.

Sophomore pitcher, Ethan Underwood, leads the team in innings pitched with 24.1 and is tied for second in strikeouts with 20

“We put in a lot of hard work this off season,” Underwood said.

In the coming weeks, the Chargers compete against Sinclair Community College, Grand Rapids Community College and Edison Community College at their home field of Lakepoint.

“We’ve got to win conference and then beat Walters State or Dyersburg,” said Underwood. Ultimately, the Chargers have their sights set on the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, ColoradoConference games will kick off on March 17 at Lakepoint against Andrew College.