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Baseball Pushes Winning Streak to 15 After Extra-Inning Victory at Glascock

GIBSON, Ga. – The First Presbyterian Day School baseball team broke a school record for consecutive wins to start a season that was set just five days ago, winning 4-2 at Glascock County in eight innings to earn its 15th straight victory.

The Vikings (15-0, 8-0 Reg. 7A) scored the game-winning run when Will McCormick reached on an error, scoring Dylan Stokes. A single by senior Scott McCormick, Will’s brother, also added an insurance run to give FPD a 4-2 lead.

Glascock put two runners on base in the bottom of the eighth, but Sam Jones struck out the game’s final batter to secure the win. Jones (2-0) was also credited with the win in relief.

FPD lead 2-0 throughout much of the contest, but Glascock answered with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to deadlock the game at 2-2.

The Vikings outhit Glascock County 7-4 on the night. FPD forced the Panthers into committing five errors as well.

FPD’s win against Glascock County is the second this season. The Vikings previously defeated the Panthers 12-1 at home on March 12.

The baseball team returns to the diamond quickly, taking on Strong Rock on Monday, April 8 at home. First pitch is slated for 5:55 p.m. at Ben Harden Memorial Field.

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:

Friday, April 5, 2013

FPD 4, GLASCOCK COUNTY 2 (8 inn.)

FPD 100-001-02 – 4-7-1

Glascock 000-002-00 – 2-4-5

WP: Sam Jones (3-0). LP: Wiley.

2B: FPD – Sam Joyce, Hunter Hotchkiss, Dylan Stokes; GC – Wiley

Game notes: FPD sets a news school record for consecutive wins to start a season with 15…FPD 2-0 in extra-inning games this season…Will McCormick drove in the go-ahead run in 8th…Sam Joyce reached base three times.