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Baseball Falls at Aquinas in Extras 4-3 in Region 7 Tournament Opener

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The FPD varsity baseball (13-13) team dropped to the Aquinas Fightin’ Irish 4-3 in 10 innings on the road on Monday afternoon, April 17, in the first round of the GHSA Class-A Region-7 Tournament.

With the loss, the Vikings will now await word from the GHSA on an at-large bid to the Class-A Private State Playoffs within the next week.

After two scoreless innings, the Vikings plated three runs in the top of the third to take a 3-0 lead.

FPD’s Gavin Bloodworth smashed a two-run home run followed by a Tyler Mimbs stolen base at the the plate.

Aquinas answered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth to make it a 3-2 contest.

The first run came on a Joe Douglas single to bring home Brooks May followed by a John Paul score on a passed ball.

The Fightin’ Irish pulled even in the sixth inning on a solo home run by Kam Brinson to make it a 3-3 game.

Both squads went scoreless over the final inning of regulation to force extra innings.

Aquinas sealed the win in the bottom of the tenth on an Ethan Scott walk-off home run.

Check www.fpdvikings.com, @FPDVikingSports on Twitter and FPD Athletics on Facebook for future updates on the varsity baseball team.

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.