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GHC to host NJCAA baseball, softball tournament in Cartersville

Georgia Highlands College (GHC) will host the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 17 baseball and softball tournament May 6 to May 9 at its new baseball and softball complex, located adjacent to the Savoy Automobile Museum at the GHC Cartersville site, 5441 GA-20, Cartersville, GA 30121.    

Chargers Baseball 

The winner of this tournament advances to the Appalachian District Tournament to play the champion from Tennessee in a best 2 out of 3 series to go to the Alpine Bank NJCAA Division of the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, CO.   

“This year is a program record for wins, with the most wins in any conference by any team since 2013,” Head Baseball Coash Dash O’Neill said. “One more puts us ahead of that number.”

The GHC Chargers baseball team is currently ranked No. 3 in NJCAA Division I Baseball. The GHC Chargers baseball team has won three Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) regular season championships in the past four seasons and claimed a pair of Region 17 titles for a total of five championships since 2017.

The seeds for the tournament are:

Georgia Highlands College

Gordon State College

South Georgia State College

East Georgia State College or Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

East Georgia State College or Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Andrew College


The tournament schedule for baseball is as follows:

Monday, May 6 

Game 1 – 12 p.m. East Georgia State College vs. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (High Seed Home)

Game 2 – 3 p.m. Andrew College vs. South Georgia State College (High Seed Home)

Tuesday, May 7 

Game 3 – 12 p.m. Winner G1 vs. Georgia Highlands College (High Seed Home)

Game 4 – 3 p.m. Winner G2 vs. Gordon State College (High Seed Home)

Wednesday, May 8 

Game 5 – 10 a.m. Loser G3 vs. Loser G4 (Coin Toss for home)

Game 6 – 1 p.m. Winner G3 vs. Winner G4 (High Seed Home)

Game 7 – 4 p.m. Loser G6 vs. Winner G5 (Coin Toss for Home)

Thursday, May 9

Game 8 – 12 noon Winner G6 vs. Winner G7 (G6 Winner Home)

Game 9 – 3 p.m. If necessary (G8 Winner Home)


Chargers Softball 

The seeds for the tournament are: 

Gordon State College

Georgia Military College

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

East Georgia State College


The tournament schedule for softball is as follows:

Thursday, May 9 

Game 1 – 12 noon Georgia Military College vs. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Game 2 – 2 p.m. – Gordon State College vs. East Georgia State College

Game 3 – 4 p.m. TBD

Game 4 – 6 p.m. TBD

Friday, May 10 

Game 5 – 12 noon TBD

Game 6 – 2 p.m. TBD

Game 7 – 4 p.m. – Game pending if 2-0 team loses the 2 p.m. championship game.

The softball team includes Haylee Dishmon of Cartersville, a 1st Team All-Region player. The team also includes 1st Team All-Region play Avery Fisher and 2nd Team All-Region player Ally Graden and Hayden Joyner.

New Baseball and Softball Complex 

The new complex includes fields for baseball and softball, a 5,000-square-foot hitting facility, restrooms, concession stands, press boxes and other amenities expected for a true collegiate athletic experience. For example, the fields are outfitted with TruHop, a turf designed especially for baseball and softball that provides durability and closely mimics natural grass.  

Coaches and players will enjoy true collegiate dugouts complete with bathrooms, while fans will be able to view games from fixed-back seating with state-of-the-art lighting and hear play-by-play commentary via a high-quality announcement system. For those who cannot attend games in-person, the complex also offers new streaming capabilities.  

The construction of the complex was made possible by a $12.2 million private donation made through the GHC Foundation with early prep and construction beginning in 2019.  

Chargers Baseball and Softball games are open to the public and general admission tickets are $10, or $100 for season passes. View the upcoming schedule for all GHC athletic teams at