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Florence Christian Eagles Baseball Team Flying High At 7-0 Early In Season

By Billy G. Baker

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Florence—The Florence Christian Eagles baseball team is flying high at 7-0 led by a solid pitching rotation and some timely hitting according to veteran head baseball coach Scotty Keefe.

In their first region game of the season on March 18 the Eagles defeated Orangeburg Prep 9-0. Some of their other wins have come over Carolina Academy (twice), Pinewood Prep, and Thomas Sumter.

“We have been getting some quality pitching from sophomore Robbie Jordan (6-1) and senior Preston Miles (6-1) and we have a team ERA right now of around 1.50,” said Coach Keefe. “We are getting some strong relief work as well from Jacob Keefe and Lane Ward to finish off games also.”

To date (March 21) the Eagles are led at the plate by Miles a pitcher/center fielder batting .471 with six RBI’s. Sophomore catcher Marshall Brown is at .412 with a team leading 10 RBI’s. Third baseman Cole Procil is hitting .368 with four RBI’s followed by Ward at .333 including four RBI’s.

Junior shortstop Braxton Shelly is at .308 with six RBI’s and Jordan is at .273 with three RBI’s. The eagles are batting .300 as a team. They have scored 69 runs in seven games.

The pitching corp is led by Jordan who has a 3-0 record in 18 innings of work and he has 32 strike-outs an a ERA of 0.38. Miles has worked 13.2 innings with a 2-0 record with 25 strike-outs an a ERA of 0.51. Keefe has 7.1 innings of work on the mound and he has 11 strike-outs and an ERA of 1.90. Ward has six innings of work with 13 strike-outs and he have an ERA of 1.16.

“We are excited about how well our guys are playing right now and we just hope we continue to play this way the rest of the season,” said Coach Keefe, who is in the Hall of Fame for baseball at Francis Marion College. “Our next region game is with Wilson Hall, so we know we have to sty focused in all areas of the game.”

 Some other players contributing on the team include Jack McFadden, Luke Lewis, Josh Keefe, Zachary Trammel, and Justin Gibbs.

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