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Baseball Drops Season Opener at Perry

PERRY, Ga. – The FPD baseball team (0-1) saw it’s two-run lead erased late, falling to the Perry Panthers (2-1) 6-5 on Wednesday night, February 19 to open the 2014 season.

Both teams battled early on, with Perry striking first in the bottom of the first inning when Gentry stole home.

The Vikings tied the contest at 1-1 in the top of the second.

Will McCormick was hit by a pitch and later came around to score on a Kendall Friar single.

The Panthers regained the lead in the third inning with two runs, but the Vikings added one run in the fourth and fifth to even the score at 3-3 heading into the sixth inning.

FPD took its first lead of the night in that sixth frame. After an Austin Cox double, a McCormick walk, and a free pass to Friar, Sam Jones drew a bases-loaded walk to give FPD a 4-3 advantage.

The Vikings tacked on another run on a Bo Fricks sacrifice fly to lead 5-3.

But the Panthers came storming back, scoring three runs in the bottom half, highlighted by a two-run single by Farrell.

FPD put two runners on in the seventh, but could do no more and Perry hung on for the victory.

The hits were limited in the match, with both squads accounting for three apiece.

The Vikings will look for their first win of the young season on Saturday, Feb. 22, traveling to Stockbridge for a double-header, taking on Woodland-Henry at noon and Our Lady of Mercy at 2 p.m.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. 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:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

PERRY 6, FPD 5

 

FPD 010-112-0 – 5-3-2

PHS 102-003-x – 6-3-1

 

WP: Crosby. LP: Austin Cox (0-1).

2B: FPD – Cox.

Game notes: Bo Fricks, Sam Jones and Kendal Friar each had one RBI for FPD.

Records: FPD 0-1.

Next: FPD at Woodland-Henry and Our Lady of Mercy, 12 & 2 p.m., Saturday.