Sam Joyce Signs With Berry College


MACON, Ga. – First Presbyterian Day School senior baseball player Sam Joyce signed a national letter of intent to play collegiate baseball with Berry College today, March 21, in the Middlebrooks Athletic Center on the campus of FPD.

The signing is the first this season for the FPD baseball program.

Joyce has been an integral part to the Viking baseball team throughout the years. He was on the 2010 State Championship team and has anchored the infield on three other state playoff teams.

“We as a school have reaped the results of a young man who has been afforded many baseball opportunities because of his commitment to the sport,” head baseball coach Jim Turner said.

Joyce has enjoyed a stellar senior season for the Vikings, who are 11-0 and 5-0 in region play entering the weekend. The righty is batting .448 with an on-base-percentage of .537. Combined, Joyce’s OPS is 1.226, good for third on the team.

Joyce also leads the team with 12 RBI’s and has scored 15 runs on the current campaign.

Also known for his sound defensive play, the shortstop has a fielding percentage of .909 and has turned two double-plays on the year.

The senior is no stranger to the FPD baseball community. Sam’s brother, Tommy, graduated from FPD in 2000 and played professionally in the Baltimore Orioles organization.

Joyce’s signing marks the sixth FPD senior that has signed collegiately this year. Soccer’s Atalia Ramirez and golf’s Conner Albright will round out the athletic signings for the 2012-13 year in the coming weeks.

The baseball team travels to play Aquinas on Friday, March 22 at 5 p.m. in a region game and return home to take on Pacelli on Monday, March 25 at 6 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







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