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Baseball Splits with Lincoln County at Home

MACON, Ga. – The FPD baseball team (6-5) took to the diamond on Friday night, March 14 in a scheduled doubleheader with the Lincoln County Red Devils at Ben Harden Memorial Field, with Lincoln taking the first game 1-0 and FPD claiming game two 13-8.

The first contest saw a pitchers duel as FPD’s Kevin Moreau allowed just one run while striking out six batters.

FPD’s offense was stymied by Carruth, who allowed one hit in the complete-game effort while striking out 10.

Lincoln’s lone run of the game came in the first inning, respectively.

In game two, the Viking bats came alive in the 13-8 victory.

FPD scored four runs in the first inning to take the lead for good.

Austin Cox racked up four RBIs in the win for the Vikings, doubling in the fifth inning and singling in the first, second and seventh.

Sam Jones earned the win on the hill for FPD, tossing 2.3 innings and allowing five runs.

The first two frames saw key at-bats for the Vikings. FPD’s four-run second innings included a Tyler Stubbs double that scored K.J. Spears and Will McCormick.

FPD out-hit Lincoln in game two of the twin-bill 15-8.

FPD will return to action on Tuesday, March 18, traveling to Milledgeville to take on the GMC Prep Bulldogs in Region-7 play. First pitch is scheduled for 5 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 SCORES:

Game One

LINCOLN COUNTY 1, FPD 0

LCH 100-000-0 – 1-3-2
FPD 000-000-0 – 0-1-0

WP: Carruth. LP: Kevin Moreau.
2B: Pacelli – McIntire 2.
Game notes: Both pitchers tossed complete games…Lincoln County takes first game of the doubleheader. Game two late.
Record: FPD 5-5
Next: FPD at GMC, Tuesday, 5 p.m.

Game Two

FPD 13, LINCOLN COUNTY 8

FPD 440-121-1 – 13-15-2
LCH 123-020-0 – 8-8-3

WP: Sam Jones. LP: Madison.
2B: FPD – FPD – Austin Cox, K.J. Spears, Tyler Stubbs; LCH – Turner, Carruth.
Game notes: Austin Cox and Marshall Lyles each had four RBI’s for FPD…Tyler Stubbs had two RBI’s for FPD…Spears was 3-for-5…McCormick walked twice.
Record: FPD 6-5.
Next: FPD at GMC, Tuesday, 5 p.m.