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Florence Christian High School

Florence Christian wraps up season

By Ken Buck

Staff Writer

Darlington— The Florence Christian baseball team, playing with a rather young team this season, narrowly missed the post season at 10-6 but the future looks bright.

Head coach Scotty Keefe reflected back on the season as a whole recently.

“We lost three games by one run so we were very competitive,” he says. “We actually had a little bit better season that I expected going into to it with a large portion of the guys being so young. I thought we fared pretty well.”

He added a win against perennial power Wilson Hall was big for his team.

“We had some good wins,” he says. “We just fell a win short of making the playoffs but overall it was a pretty good year. We would have liked to have gotten into the playoffs but we didn’t make it.

“We are bringing back some young guys so hopefully next year we can expound on it and do a little bit better.”

Florence Christian returns pretty much the whole pitching staff.

Braxton Shelly, a sophomore, led the team in hitting. Preston Miles, a junior, was second on the team in hitting. Both of those players will be key to next season.

Robbie Jordan, a freshman, picked up several wins this season and led the team in wins and earned run average.

Jacob Keefe is a lefthanded pitcher who was second in the number of innings pitched this season and he also will be a key part of the returning pitching staff.

Florence Christian will also have a number of junior varsity players coming up to the varsity levels next year.

“It just depends on how all of that goes next year and everyone staying healthy,” says the head coach. “We are in a tough region with Wilson Hall, Lawrence Manning, and Orangeburg Prep but we should fare well next year.

“I have been pretty pleased with the group overall,” he adds.





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