First Presbyterian Christian Academy’s baseball team went 2-1 in three recent games.
The Highlanders earned an 8-1 win Saturday at Coastal Home School in Pembroke. DeShaun Collins was 1 for 3 with a home run for FPCA, while Phillip Swindell was 1 for 2 with a double and two walks, and Morgan Crean was 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Highlander pitcher Dalton Smiley got the win.
FPCA coach Andy Yanzetich said it was a well-balanced game of offense and defense, adding, “That’s how you win games in high-school baseball.”
On Tuesday, the Highlanders suffered their second loss to Frederica on St. Simons Island as the Knights won, 6-5. FPCA held a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning before things went south.
“In the first five innings, we only allowed two hits and one walk,” Yanzetich said. “But in the sixth, we gave up four walks, three hits and committed two errors, which led to four unearned runs.”
Matt Lormis was 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI, while James Phillips was 2 for 4.
Yanzetich said the region loss was tough and that the Highlanders will have to win the next two region matchups to stay in the hunt for the playoffs.
On Wednesday, the Highlanders took down St. Andrews, 19-3, at home. Kyle Hill picked up the victory with three strikeouts, giving up only one hit.
Lormis again led at the plate, going 2 for 2 with two walks, two runs and an RBI. James Phillips was 2 for 2 with three runs, while Jake Lee was 1 for 3 with a grand slam.
FPCA hosts Brentwood at 4 p.m. today.