The Highlanders rocked Region 2-AA last year, finishing at 7-3 and 12-7-1 overall for the season. And First Presbyterian Christian Academy looks ready for another strong run this year with most of the players back on the diamond.
According to Highlander coach Ryan Harmon, the team did lose pitcher Jared Wells when he moved out of state.
Harmon said it’s still early, but based on the returning crew, the Highlanders will have a strong pitching rotation.
“K’ane Nunn is looking to be our No. 1 pitcher, either that or an everyday closer,” Harmon said, adding that Steven Young is a transfer player and pitchers Cameron Nunn and Kyle Hill are also back on the mound.
Harmon said the Highlanders will also be strong on offense.
“We’ve spent a lot of time during the offseason this year in the batting cage, putting in a lot of work. And we did fall ball,” he said.
Harmon said the Highlanders could be among the top three teams in the region, along with Robert Toombs and David Emanuel.
“We finished 7-3 in the region, and they finished 9-1 and we split with them,” he said about Robert Toombs Christian Academy. “We’d like to think we are probably the best team in the region this year but, that remains to be seen.
“We have a little revenge we would like to get against Citizens Christian — we split with them — and we would like to take care of business against them again this year.”
The Highlanders’ season starts March 1 at Baxley against Appling Christian. The first home game will be March 3, hosting St. Andrews at 4 p.m. On March 5, they play at Bethesda.