DEMOREST, GA: The Highlander softball team completed a clean sweep of the coveted Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association Players of the Week awards. Sophomore McKenzie Barnes claimed the GCAA Player of the Week while sophomore Savannah Chalfant was named the GCAA Pitcher of the Week.
Barnes, a sophomore from Gray, GA, batted an impressive .643 on the weekend as the Highlanders went 2 and 3 against NJCAA nationally ranked teams at the Gulf Coast Invitational in Panama City Beach, FL. Barnes had 9 hits, 2 doubles, 2 RBI's, 4 runs scored and was perfect in the field at first base.
Chalfant, a sophomore transfer from Cardington, OH (Tiffin University) earned her first win in a Highlander uniform with a 9-3 victory over Coastal Alabama North. She also had an appearance versus Northwest Florida State. Chalfant ended the weekend with a 0.778 ERA while striking out seven and only allowing one earned run.
The Highlanders take the field again this Friday at 1:30 PM (central) vs. Coastal Alabama South in the "Visit Dothan Invitational" in Dothan, AL. All games will be played at James Oats Park.