PEE DEE BASEBALL STREAKS TO 12-3 START
By: Gerald Doolittle
Mullins, S.C. -The Pee Dee Academy Golden Eagles of Coach Brian Davis after a slow start has used a 9 game win streak to stand at 12-3 half way through the region schedule. In region play they stand 4-0.
“We hope the good hitting and strong pitching continues,” said Davis. “We will take one day and one game at a time to reach our goal of going deep into the playoffs with hopes of a title.”
The Golden Eagles have games with Robert E. Lee, Carolina Academy and Marlboro Academy before playing in the Mingo Bay Tournament the week of April 10th against Robert E. Lee, Cherry Hill from New Jersey and Wilson Hall.
The strong pitching has been led by Reagan Fowler who has allowed only six hits (15 in) good for an ERA of 0.00 and 34 strikeouts. Garrett McDaniels has pitched 12 innings for a 1.16 ERA with 26 strikeouts. Timmy Felder has pitched 14 2/3 innings for a 1.90 ERA with 19 strikeouts. Jesse and Jake Lane have ERAs of 0.00 with 10 and 4 strikeouts.
Coach Davis has six players with over .300 batting averages. Hayden Panos leads the way at .444 with 11 RBIs. Matthew Hayes follows at .393 and 7 RBIs. McKinley Smith follows at .389 and 1 RBI. Jake Lane stands at .357 and 5 RBIs. McDaniels has a .324 average and 10 RBIs followed by D J Atkinson at .300 and 8 RBIs.
Others with timely hits for run production has come from Justin Rogers with 8 RBIs, Felder with 8 RBIs and Jake Lane with 5 RBIs. Jesse Lane and Fowler also have key hits for runs along with Nick Jenkins. Dalton Buffkin and Brandon Carter have also contributed to the winning streak.
The Golden Eagles have four more region games with Marlboro Academy, Dillon Christian, The King’s and Trinity-Byrnes. These games will determine seeding for the playoffs.