First Presbyterian Christian Academy’s baseball team opened season at Appling Christian Tuesday and closed the game in five innings, winning 13-0. They followed up that performance, beating St. Andrews Thursday 5-2 at home on St. James Field in Holmestown.
In Tuesday’s win, Highlander Steven Young was solid, going 2 of 4 with 3 RBIs, hitting a single and a double. James Arnold was 2 of 4 with 2 RBIs. Brothers Cameron and K’Ane Nunn both had 2 RBIS each.
“Kyle Hill pitched a complete game shutout,” FPCA baseball coach Ryan Harmon said. “He only gave up one hit through five innings of work. No walks. He was lights out today.”
Harmon said the defense was impeccable.
“We played great defense, not committing any errors and turned two double plays,” he said. “Overall a solid start to the season.”
Thursday, the Highlanders methodically drove in runs, highlighted by a third-inning, center-field home run by James Arnold.
The FPCA boys were up 1-0 after Nathan Burriss hit an RBI single to score the Highlanders’ first run.
FPCA scored a run in the third then Arnold nailed the home run, igniting FPCA. The Highlanders added another run in the fourth when Luis Laboy stole home. FPCA was up 4-1.
St. Andrews added a run in the fifth but FPCA answered in the sixth inning.
Nunn took the win, pitching five innings and netting eight strikeouts. Steven Young pitched two innings, striking out three.
FPCA will host Appling Christian Monday at 4:30 p.m.