EAGLES STILL HAVE HOPES FOR REGION CROWN
By: Gerald Doolittle
Florence, S.C. – The Florence Christian School Eagles of Coach Scotty Keefe still have visions of a SCISA Region 2-AAA title despite going into the stretch run with an 0-2 region record. Both loses have been to Laurence Manning. Their overall record stands at 7-3. Their other loss has been to Williamsburg.
“The Williamsburg game was a tight game all the way,” said Keefe. “It was a tied game going into the sixth inning where we gave up three base on balls out of the five batters faced giving them the lead for a 4-2 win. The loss to Laurence Manning on 3/28 at Manning was a good game to the end. We had six hits to their 5. Both teams pitching was good for the entire game. They were able to get the timely hits when needed and we were not able to get the hits with men in scoring position.”
Preston Miles pitched a complete game in the 3-1 loss to Laurence Manning scattering 5 hits, 2 BB, 2 Ks. At the plate, he went 3 for 3. For the season, he has a 2-2 record for an ERA of 2.63. For the season, he has a .346 batting average.
Shortstop Nick Baker leads the team with a .514 batting average (19-37) with 21 runs scored and 11 RBIs. Robbie Jordan is batting .381 followed by Jacob Elliott at .346. John Weldon comes in with a .333 average. Brett Martin has 11 RBIs with his .310 average.
Others getting pitching duties has been Ethan Goodale with a 3-1 record and 0.89 ERA. Robbie Jordan stands 1-0 with a 2.0 ERA. Jacob Keefe comes in at 1-0 with a 1.75 ERA.
The Eagles have two region games left with Wilson Hall and two region games left with Orangeburg Prep. They will work hard to win those games and hope these two opponents can help them with wins over Laurence Manning.
The Eagles will strive to improve in all areas of play and make a deep run in the playoffs.