The varsity baseball Warriors season is over after a 6-4 loss to Grace Christian Friday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The game was tied at two until the Eagles rallied for four runs on three hits and a St. David’s fielding error. “I enjoyed coaching this group,” said David Simmons, whose team finished 1-13. “Even though our record wasn’t what we wanted, this group tried their best in every practice and were competitive in most of the games.”
The varsity baseball Warriors earned their first victory this spring, 6-5 in 10 innings, over South Wake Academy of Holly Springs Friday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. Paxton Williams singled up the middle to score Jake Shelton to cap the game-winning rally. St. David’s (1-4) led 4-0 after two innings, but the Lions battled back to tie the score in the sixth, then took a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the 10thbefore Luke Fuller started the Warriors rally with a lead-off single. Shelton and Ford Everett walked to load the bases, then Andy Plyler singled off the pitcher’s glove to score Fuller and tie the score. Williams then drove the first pitch up the middle for the game-winner. “I am proud of the way we didn’t give up after having the early lead,” said coach David Simmons. “Jake and Ed Carey were great on the mound and got us out of some tight spots. Paxton came through when we needed him. Shelton struck out 10 Lions over 6.1 innings, while Carey got the win with six strikeouts over 3.2 innings. Fuller and Williams had two hits each to lead the Warriors offense.