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FPCA ace North signs with East Georgia
Evan North
First Preparatory Christian Academy senior right-hander Evan North signs his letter of intent to play baseball at East Georgia College. Photo by Pat Donahue

Evan North has used his right arm to be First Preparatory Christian Academy’s ace on the baseball team. He used it last week to sign a letter of intent with East Georgia College.

The senior pitcher, who helped lead the Highlanders to the GIAA Class A state baseball championship in 2023, signed with the two-year school in Swainsboro, and he could be headed to bigger things down the road.

“I’m super excited,” he said. “They have a really good program. It’s a place I’ve been looking to go toward and get me in the weight room and better me as a person and a player.”

North finished with an earned run average of 2.14 and struck out 141 batters in his FPCA career. Though he was named to the GIAA Class A all-state first team after his junior and senior seasons, getting attention from college programs was still difficult.

“It was a little nerve-wracking,” North said. “It was a little tough, being the only senior on the team.”

But during a bullpen session for the East Georgia coaches, it was apparent right away they got a steal.

“He said he knew after the first pitch that I was going Division I,” North said.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound pitcher has his fastball up to 93 and also throws a curveball. Over the summer, he’s going to be working on improving his change up.

“I need to work on locating my change up,” he said. “That’s going to be the focus.”

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