Logan Brown went 3-for-5 and Caleb Harmon, Cameron Eason and Mason Bruning each drove in two runs as the First Preparatory Christian Highlanders outlasted Thomas Jefferson 11-6 in Game 1 of their GIAA Class A state baseball championship series Thursday.
Game 2 will be Friday at SRP Park in North Augusta, S.C. Game 2 is Friday at 10 a.m. and Game 3, if necessary, will be Saturday.
Eason and Bruning also had two hits each. The Highlanders finished with five extra-base hits, three triples and two doubles. Eason, Harmon and River North each had a triple and Brown and Bruning each had a double.
FPCA led 3-2 and broke the game open with four runs in the fourth. The Highlanders extended the lead with three more runs in the top of the fifth.
North went 5 1/3, holding TJA to four hits while striking out. He walked six and hit three batters.
Chase Streeper pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings to close out the win.