Baseball Wins at Strong 11-1 in 5 Innings

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. – Using an 11-run offensive performance for the fourth time this season, the First Presbyterian Day School baseball team (5-0) defeated Strong Rock Christian School 11-1 on Monday, March 4.

The win pushes the Viking win streak to five in a row.

The Vikings scored 10 runs in the first two innings of play to seal the victory.

Scott McCormick, Sam Pope and Joshua Weaver each recorded two hits on the night. Weaver and Sam Joyce combined for five RBI’s for the Viking offense as well.

FPD out-hit Strong Rock 10-4 en route to the run-ruling win. FPD’s defense played errorless ball as well.

Hunter Hotchkiss was terrific on the mound, tossing a complete game and allowing one earned run while striking out eleven Strong Rock batters. Hotchkiss walked just one batter on the night, evidenced by his throwing 14 first-pitch strikes of the 22 batters he faced.

FPD has outscored opponents 51-17 in the first five games on the 2013 campaign.

The Vikings return to the diamond on Wednesday, March 6, welcoming the Westside Seminoles to Ben Harden Memorial Field. First pitch is slated for 5:55 p.m.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting