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FPCAs varsity squad earns first win
Highlander pitcher Ryan Smiley took the win in Friday’s 13-6 victory against Providence Christian. It was the Highlanders first varsity win of the season. - photo by Photo by Lawrence Dorsey

First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball coach Joey Brown said an unfaltering sense of determination led his varsity squad to its first win of the season Friday. The Highlanders beat Providence Christian 13-6.

"It took us a while to get going but I was very happy with the way our guys played," Brown said. "I am fortunate to have a group of young men who never quit and give 100 percent. It was the first win for a varsity Highlander squad and the future continues to look bright for our baseball program."

Highlanders Tyler Hensley, Nathan Ward and Joey Bell went 2 of 4, Tim Ashmen, Ryan Smiley and Morgan Cream all had hits. Matt Brown went 2 of 3 with a walk.

Highlander pitcher Ryan Smiley got the win and Brown got credit for the save.

The Highlanders’ baseball program is three years old but this is its first season with a varsity squad. The young program faces seasoned teams with several years of growth and experience.

One such team, the David Emanuel Eagles, defeated the Highlanders at home on Monday 2-12.

The Highlanders will have a chance to repeat Friday’s performance tomorrow at 4 p.m. when they travel to Lillburn for a rematch against Providence Christian.

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