Down to its final three outs, Frederica Academy baseball trailed 6-2 in Waynesboro against Edmund Burke before the Knights sparked a 6-run seventh inning to stun their region rivals and win 8-6.
Frederica trailed 6-4 when Brandt Mitchell launched a grand slam to flip Frederica’s fortunes and give the Knights the lead. Nic Dixon closed out the game for the Knights, earning the save by retiring the side in order.
Eric McCall tossed 6.0 innings and allowed three earned runs on five hits, striking out five. JT Whaley was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
The Knights (5-1) will host Pinewood at noon Saturday.
The Frederica varsity golf team won a quad match Wednesday at Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie, S.C., near Hilton Head. The Knights’ cumulative score was 323, which out-scored runner up Hilton Head Christian’s 324 by one stroke.
Thomas Hogan led the way with a 76, while Jack O’Hara and Sarut Vongcharsit both cared 80s. Cason Cavalier came in with an 87 and Ryan McHugh posted a 90.
Head coach Tom Willis said Wednesday’s combination of bitter cold and high wind speeds led to plenty of high scores, particularly as the rounds progressed.
In the end, O’Hara drained an eight-foot putt to close out his round and Vongcharsit used a pitching wedge on his final approach shot, which left him close enough for two putts to finish the round and clinch the win.
“It wasn’t just us struggling, everyone in the field did as well,” Willis said. “These were all good golf teams, with Hilton Head Christian being the runner up in state last year. So it was great to get the win over them.”
Willis Rogers from Porter Gaud (S.C.) was the overall medalist.
Glynn Academy boys soccer
The Red Terrors remain undefeated in region after picking up their fourth 2-6A win against Effingham County Thursday night.
Glynn Academy (8-1, 4-0) won 3-0 on a goal from Christian Pullen and a pair from Erliber Vasquez. Sam Ghito, Clay Watkins and Drew Miller assisted on the three goals.
Red Terror goalkeeper John Henry Butler helped carry his team with a shutout performance.