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Baseball Lands Five on All-Region 7 Team

MACON, Ga. –  The FPD baseball team and head coach Jim Turner have announced its selections for the All-Region 7 baseball team, with five Vikings earning honors on the squad.

“We are really proud of these guys,” Turner said. “They have worked hard and it’s great to get them recognized at the region level.”

Senior K.J. Spears, juniors Tyler Stubbs, Austin Cox and Marshall Lyles and sophomore Will McCormick were all named to the team.

Spears had one of the top batting averages (.488) in the league while scoring 41 runs and driving in 20 of his own.

“K.J. lead Region-7 in batting average,” Turner said. “He was named as an Outstanding Player at the Georgia Dugout Club in Swainsboro earlier this year and really helped set the table for our team.”

Stubbs was also impressive, racking up 35 RBI’s while hitting .430 and scoring 23 runs.

“Tyler had a clutch homer for us in Game Three in the state playoffs against Calvary,” Turner said. “He finished second on the team in batting average and provided us with some great relief work in the playoffs.”

Cox was also named to the team for his efforts on the hill. The southpaw finished the year with a 7-2 record and a 1.85 ERA.

“Austin led the team and region in wins,” Turner said. “He is a leader and was one of our team captains. He also hit over .400 this year.”

Lyles made a name for himself this past season, posting consistent numbers. The junior batted .362 with 18 RBI’s and 17 runs.

“Marshall was steady for us all season,” Turner said. “He drove in key runs including one in Game Three against Calvary to tie the game at 6-6.”

Rounding out FPD’s All-Region selections is sophomore Will McCormick who batted .348 with 18 stolen bases and 17 RBI’s.

“Will played a new position for us this season at shortstop after playing outfield for us in years past.” Turner said. “He led us in stolen bases and walks.”

The season was a memorable one for the Vikings. FPD (17-8, 11-1) picked up the GHSA Class-A Region-7 Championship and advanced to the State Playoffs eventually falling to Calvary Day School in three games.

“We had a great year and the future is bright for FPD Baseball,” Turner said.

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.