Prep Baseball Goes 2-1 over South Carolina Trip
Friday, March 3-4, 2017 -- Game Recaps
LAKE CITY, SC -- The Fork Union Prep baseball team picked up two wins over the weekend during its annual South Carolina trip. Despite falling to Wilson Hall Academy on Friday night, the Blue Devils ended the trip with victories over Carolina Academy and Robert E. Lee Academy.
Head Coach Rodney Carter uses this time not only for warm weather baseball playing, but also as a principle expressed from the very first practice.
That principle comes from the scriptures in Ecclesiates 4:9-12. 9: Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevails against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. This time together away from the norm allows the team to work towards unity and family building.
Jacob Grabeel, Fork Union's 2016 MVP, had an impressive weekend on the mound, throwing 63 pitches in five innings with only giving up one run on an error.
Brent Lowry and Zack Pace led the offense all weekend with recording seven hits apiece over the three game stand.
"I am pleased with how the pitchers performed as a unit all weekend. I look forward to seeing the continued improvement. We have to keep working each day in order to get where we plan to be," said assistant coach Roger Bowles.
Following Spring Break, Fork Union returns to the field Monday, March 20 at Louisa County High School. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.