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Baseball Recaps: Wilkinson County and Wesleyan (March 3-4)

The FPD varsity baseball team (7-2) took to the field twice this weekend, taking on the Wilkinson County Warriors in Irwinton, Ga. on Friday afternoon, March 3, followed by a morning contest against The Wesleyan School Wolves on Saturday, March 4, at Tattnall Square Academy.

In the game against the Warriors, darkness suspended the contest with game knotted up at 5-5 going into the top of the seventh inning.

FPD will await a decision from the GHSA about restarting the game due to it being a Region 7, 1A contest.

On Saturday morning, the Vikings defeated the Wolves (2-7) 8-5 on the campus of Tattnall Square Academy in Macon, Ga.

The Wolves opened the game with two runs in the top of the first with a 2-run home run to lead 2-0.

In the bottom half, the Vikings answered with two runs of their own to tie the contest at 2-2.

After a Ryan Jones single, Gavin Bloodworth blasted a two-run home run over the left field fence to even up the game.

After a scoreless second, the Viking bats put the game away in the bottom of the third, scoring five runs for a 7-2 lead.

Bloodworth connected for his second home run of the game (and season) on a line drive that cleared the center field fence for a 3-2 lead.

Later in the inning, Tyler Mimbs doubled home Michael Bakkar and Dalton Cox for a 5-2 Viking advantage.

The final two runs of the inning came on a Wesleyan infield error that plated Mimbs and Austin Hartley for a 7-2 lead.

The Wolves added two runs in the fourth and one run in the fifth to pull within two at 7-5.

But in the bottom of the fifth, Harrison Aulds singled with two outs to score Hartley to give the Vikings an 8-5 lead.

Garrett West picked up the win on the mound for the Vikings, tossing 3.2 innings, allowing four earned runs and striking out five.

Bloodworth tossed 3.1 innings of relief to pick up the save.

The righty struck out six batters while allowing just one run on two hits with one walk.

The Vikings return to action on Monday, March 6, hosting the Eagles Landing Christian Academy (ELCA) Chargers.

First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Ben Harden Memorial Field.

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