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Baseball Claims 14th Straight Win with Region Victory Over Wilkinson County

MACON, Ga. – The First Presbyterian Day School baseball team set a new school record for consecutive wins to start a season on March 25, defeating Pacelli 10-6.

Now, just over a week later, the Vikings (14-0, 7-0 Reg. 7A) broke that record by claiming its 14th straight victory of the 2013 campaign, a 9-1 region win over Wilkinson County on Tuesday, April 2.

Senior Hunter Hotchkiss blasted a 2-run home run in the third inning to propel the Vikings to victory. Hotchkiss and teammates Sam Pope and Tanner Johnston each had two RBI’s on the evening as well.

Joshua Weaver (5-0) recorded the victory on the mound for FPD. The senior tossed three innings of shutout baseball while striking out eight and walking none.

Along with Weaver’s success on the mound, FPD relievers Sam Jones, Kevin Moreau and Hotchkiss combined for four innings of work and struck out nine Warrior batters.

FPD led 4-0 after the third inning and 9-0 heading into the top of the 7th.

The Vikings outhit Wilkinson County 11-3 and played errorless defense on the day.

FPD returns to the diamond on Friday, April 5, traveling to play Glascock County in a region game at 5 p.m.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

BOX SCORE:

FPD 9, WILKINSON COUNTY 1

Wilkinson 000-000-1 – 1-3-1

FPD 103-014-x – 9-11-0

WP: Joshua Weaver (5-0). LP: Whipple

2B: FPD – Sam Joyce, Tanner Johnston, Weaver.

HR: Hunter Hotchkiss

Game notes: FPD’s 14 straight wins to start the season is a new school record…Hotchkiss hit a 2-run home run in the third…Sam Pope, Hotchkiss and Johnston had two RBI’s each…Scott McCormick and Pope scored two runs each…McCormick, Joyce and Johnston combined to go 8-for-10.

Records: FPD 14-0, 7-0 Reg. 7A

Next: FPD at Glascock, Friday, 5 p.m.