Baseball Falls in First Round to Calvary Day, 13-3 and 16-2

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The FPD varsity baseball team (12-14) saw its 2017 season come to a close over the weekend, falling to the Calvary Day School Cavaliers (19-9) 13-3 and 16-2 in the first round of the GHSA Class-A Private State Tournament (played at Bethesda Academy).

In Game One of the best-of-three series, FPD jumped out to a 3-0 lead early.

An RBI single by Garrett West and Chet Thompson, along with a Calvary infield error gave the Vikings the early advantage in the first inning.

That advantage was short-lived, though.

The Cavaliers posted five runs in the bottom of the first to take a 5-3 lead and never looked back.

Calvary Day out-scored FPD 8-0 over the final four innings to bring the run-rule into effect to take the win.

In Game Two, the Vikings fell 16-2 in five innings.

The Cavaliers posted three runs in the top of the second inning to lead 3-0.

The Vikings pulled within one run in the bottom of the third to make it a 3-2 contest.

Gavin Bloodworth doubled to plate Griffin Brown and Austin Hartley.

The Cavalier bats proved too much the remainder of the contest, out-scoring FPD 13-0 in the fourth and fifth inning, including a 10-run fourth to take the win and the series.

The Vikings graduate three seniors from the 2017 roster: Austin Hartley, E.J. Tobler and Tee Turley.

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