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Mt. de Sales Cavaliers Hand Vikings First Loss 7-1

MACON, Ga. – The FPD baseball team (6-1, 1-1 Reg. 7-A) saw its six-game winning streak come to an end on Friday night, March 6, falling to the Mount de Sales Academy Cavaliers (3-2, 2-0 Reg. 7-A) 7-1 in Region-7 action at Ben Harden Memorial Field.

“We didn’t get the job done tonight,” FPD head coach Denny Bryant said. “We didn’t match the way they came to play. Hats off to de Sales on the win.”

The Cavaliers led 1-0 at the end of the first inning. Josh Tong reached on an error to score Chandler Robinson.

The Cavs padded to their lead in the fourth inning, plating four runs on three hits to take a 5-0 advantage.

The Vikings scored their only run of the contest in the bottom of the fourth when Daniel Weaver hit a sacrifice-fly to plate Gavin Bloodworth.

Mount de Sales added two more insurance runs in the seventh.

Addison Barth picked up the complete-game win for the Cavaliers, tossing seven innings, scattering four hits and picking up three strikeouts.

FPD pitcher Sam Jones was the losing pitcher, his first of the 2015 season.

“We didn’t do many things right in the game,” Bryant said. “We had three errors and we all know that you’re not going to win many games by having games defensively like we did.”

“But you have to give credit to de Sales,” Bryant said. “They came to play tonight.”

The Vikings will look to snap its one-game skid next week at Tattnall Square Academy on Tuesday, March 10.

First pitch is scheduled for 7 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 following the Vikings on Twitter at @FPDVikingSports.

BOX SCORE:

MOUNT DE SALES 7, FPD 1

MDS 100-400-2 — 7-8-1
FPD 000-100-0 — 1-4-3

WP: Addison Barth. LP: Sam Jones

2B: MDS – Chandler Robinson; FPD – Bo Fricks.

Game notes: Robinson was 3-for-3 with an RBI for MDS … Robinson scored three runs … Barth was 2-for-4 with one RBI … Daniel Weaver had one RBI for FPD.

Records: MDS 3-2, 2-0 Region 7-A; FPD 6-1, 1-1 Reg. 7-A.

Next: FPD at Tattnall, 7 p.m., Tuesday.