Hecht Handcuffs Hitters as #22 GC Baseball Tops North Georgia, 2-1

Senior pitcher Charlie Hecht
Senior pitcher Charlie Hecht

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – When you see Charlie Hecht's (Johns Creek) name at the bottom of a lineup card for No. 22 Georgia College Baseball (16-6, 12-1 PBC) you know you're in for a treat, and Friday at the University of North Georgia (10-11, 4-6 PBC) was no different as the Bobcats pulled off a 2-1 victory on the road.

The Johns Creek Monster was scary-good over seven strong innings against the Nighthawks, improving to 6-0 on the season. He scattered four hits for a single run while fanning five. Hecht set the North Georgia hitters down in order in three of his seven frames. The senior righty turned the final two innings over to junior Bradly Cammack (Soperton), who slammed the door shut; not allowing a single baserunner and retiring five batters on strikes for his second save.  

The Bobcats took the lead in the first, scoring the game's initial run on a costly Nighthawk error. Catcher Brandon Purcell (Glennville) doubled the Bobcat advantage by cracking a shot over the centerfield fence for his first home run of the season.

UNG starter Cade Heil settled in from there, getting the complete game in the loss. He scattered the game's seven hits over seven different Bobcat batters.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. in game two with UNG.

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