November 16th, 2022 – 4:35 PM
Georgia Highlands College –
A new baseball and softball complex is under construction at Georgia Highlands College (GHC) on the Cartersville site.
The complex will include fields for baseball and softball, a 5,000-square-foot hitting facility, restrooms, concessions stands, and more. The fields were recently outfitted with TruHop, a turf designed especially for baseball and softball that provides durability and closely mimics natural grass.
In April 2011, GHC announced a competitive athletic program at the request of students. In 2013, The college’s baseball and softball teams had their first seasons.
In 2022, the baseball team won the NJCAA Region 17 Tournament. For the second year in a row, the team finished off the season with a GCAA Conference title. The Chargers went 18-7 in GCAA and 45-11 during their campaign and set a bevy of new standards for the program. The team took on the NJCAA Region 17 Tournament by storm, winning three straight to claim their second Region Championship under head coach Dash O’Neill.
In 2022, multiple softball players were named NJCAA Academic All-Americans. To be named an NJCAA Academic All-American, student-athletes must achieve an overall GPA of 3.60.