Paladins Edge Walker to Extend Varsity Baseball Win Streak to 10 Games
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys baseball team continues to roll through its schedule.
The Paladins hung on to post a 4-3 victory over The Walker School in a Region contest played in Marietta on March 18. FCS (8-0 in Region play and 11-3 overall) has now won 10 straight contests.
In Marietta, the Paladins scored two runs in the top of the first and added two more in the top of the seventh, and hung on following's the Wolverines' three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh.
Junior reliever George Moraitakis shut the door on Walker with one strikeout over the final 2/3 of an inning. Starter Preston Joye, a junior, allowed three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings, including five strikeouts. He threw six scoreless innings before Walker rallied.
Sophomore David Bishop led the Paladins with two hits and three RBIs. Sophomore Matson Grose collected one hit and one RBI.
Fellowship finished with eight hits in the game, including one each from Joye, sophomore Luke Schmidt, juniors Adam Rozeboom and Cody Tapley, and senior Cameron Gill.
(Photos by Tracy Gill)
Paladin Soccer Team Posts Shutout Victory at Mount Pisgah
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys soccer team avenged an earlier loss with a big road victory over Mount Pisgah Christian School.
On March 14, the Paladins (3-4 overall) posted a 1-0 road win over the Patriots in Johns Creek. Pisgah won the last meeting between the teams, 3-1 in overtime, at FCS on March 1.
The Paladins lone goal came as Mount Pisgah scored an "own goal" with 23:05 left in the game as the ball trickled off one of their players and into the net.
Senior Noah Dryden made 10 saves to post his second straight 1-0 victory. He made 4-5 key stops down the stretch to help his team improve to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in Area play.
The game was scoreless at halftime.
(Photos by Scott Sawyer)
Seven Straight: FCS Boys Lacrosse Team Posts Road Win at Mount Paran Christian School
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys lacrosse team won again, this time in a rain-shortened contest.
On March 14 at Mount Paran Christian School, the Paladins posted an 18-5 win. The club has won seven straight contests to improve to 8-1 overall. The team is now 4-0 in Area matches.
Sophomore Michael Washburne netted five goals, while senior Nick Schenken added four goals and one assist.
Senior John Washburne collected three goals and one assist, while senior Parker Addison scored three goals. Senior Cam Cochran scored twice and earned a team-high five assists.
Junior Michael Pineyero finished with one goal.
(Photo by Sheila Pineyro)
Elite Eight: Paladin Varsity Baseball Team Downs Whitefield to Keep Win Streak Going
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys baseball team kept its win streak intact on March 13.
The Paladins posted an 11-3 Region victory over Whitefield Academy at Lakepoint Sports Complex in Emerson.
It was FCS' eighth straight victory. The club is now 9-3 overall following a 1-3 start. The team improved its record to 6-0 in Region games.
"Another solid offensive night," head coach Shawn Oliver said. "The offense is like waves in an ocean, you might get one guy but you can't relax because the next guy is coming. It's a lot of fun to watch those guys compete at the dish. Defensively we took away about five hits in the series, and the pitching tonight was huge from George, Ethan and Andrew."
Against the WolfPack, the Paladins pounded out seven hits, and scored four runs in the first inning, one in the second, two in the third, one in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Sophomore Matson Grose and senior Isaac Bouton each collected two hits. Grose belted a triple and Bouton pounded out a double. Bouton scored three times, and Grose batted in two runs.
Sophomores Andrew Davidson and David Bishop, juniors Preston Joye and Adam Rozeboom and senior Cameron Gill all drove in one run.
Starter George Moraitakis threw 3 2/3 innings to earn the victory. The junior hurler allowed seven hits and three earned runs.
Junior Ethan Bell struck out four in 2 1/3 innings of no-hit relief. Davidson fanned one in one inning and did not allow a hit.
(Photos by Tracy Gill)
Seven-Game Win Streak: FCS Baseball Team Continues Win Streak with Victory at Whitefield Academy
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys baseball team continues to swing some red hot bats.
For the seventh straight game, the Paladins came out on top as the team pounded out 12 hits in an 11-1 victory over Whitefield Academy on March 11 in a Region game.
Sophomores Andrew Davidson and Garrett Hauenstein and seniors Isaac Bouton and Cameron Gill all had two hits apiece for the 8-3 Paladins.
Gill led the way with three RBIs.
Junior Preston Joye finished with two RBIs, while Bouton and sophomore David Bishop drove in one run apiece.
On the mound, sophomore Matson Grose earned a complete-game victory. He threw six innings, fanned four, scatted five hits and allowed just one earned run.
"The bats were great tonight," head coach Shawn Oliver said. "Even on our outs we were finding barrels and driving the baseball in the middle of the field. The boys have really gotten behind that mindset and we are having a ton of quality at bats as a result. Matson did a fantastic job pitching ahead and inducing ground balls and letting those talented defenders behind him work. We are proud of these guys and excited for tomorrow."
(Photo by LarryM63)
Comeback: FCS Battles Back to Beat KR in JV Baseball Contest
The Fellowship Christian School JV boys baseball team rallied from an eight-run deficit to post is second win of the season.
The Paladins came from behind 11-3 to notch a 15-12 victory over King's Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta on March 9.
Fellowship improved to 2-3 overall.
(Photo by LarryM63)
5 Straight: Paladins Down Mt. Pisgah to Extend Win Streak
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys lacrosse team has extended its win streak to five matches.
On March 8, the Paladins (2-0 in Area matches and 5-1 overall) posted a 14-4 Area win over Mount Pisgah Christian School at Bob Lord Field. FCS has now won five straight following a narrow one-goal overtime loss.
Senior John Washburne led Fellowship with four goals and four assists.
Senior Nick Schenken netted four goals, while sophomore Michael Washburne added three goals and two assists. Sophomore Josh McLaughlin collected two goals and one assist, while sophomore Michael Schenken netted one goal and added one assist. Cam Cochran earned two assists and led FCS in faceoffs.
"Our defense led by Sam Keim and Lawson Haigler played their best game," director of lacrosse Leo Hilton said. "They really shut them down. Drew Fiscus played outstanding [in goal]. The whole team earned the game ball, but they gave it to Drew. He made a difference!"
(Photo by Sheila Pineyro)
Win Streak Reaches 6: FCS baseball team Sweeps DH with 10-0 Victory over KR; Takes First Game, 4-0
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys baseball team extended its win streak to six games with a doubleheader sweep of King's Ridge Christian School on March 7 at the American Legion in Alpharetta.
FCS (7-3 overall) posted a 10-0 victory in the second game.
Junior Preston Joye struck out four to pitch a complete-game five-inning victory.
Sophomore David Bishop drove in three runs, while sophomore Matson Grose collected two hits, including a double, and knocked in one run.
Sophomores Andrew Davidson and Luke Schmidt, junior Adam Rozeboom and seniors Cameron Gill and Marshall Powell each finished with one RBI.
"It was another great showing by our boys tonight," head coach Shawn Oliver said. "We ran the bases very well tonight and did a much better job with our approach once we finally put the first run across. Isaac and Preston give us a chance to win every game and I'm proud of these boys and their work."
In the first game, FCS notched four runs in the top of the seventh inning, and Isaac Bouton pitched a complete game win. The senior starter fanned 11 batters as FCS posted a 4-0 victory over King's Ridge.
Gill knocked in two of the four runs, and Bouton finished with one RBI. He belted a triple. Rozeboom led Fellowship with two hits.
"Isaac kept us in the first game with a dominate performance and then came up with huge triple in top of seventh to finally get the scoring started," head coach Shawn Oliver said.
(Photo by LarryM63)
Win Streak Continues: Paladin lacrosse team beats 7A Marietta, Improves to 5-1
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys lacrosse team notched its fifth victory of the season on March 6.
The Paladins (5-1 overall) posted a 22-4 victory over 7A Marietta High School at Bob Lord Field. It was the team's fourth straight victory.
Senior John Washburne led FCS with six goals and three assists. Senior Nick Schenken added five goals and two assists, while sophomore Michael Washburne collected four goals and two assists.
Senior Cam Cochran finished the contest with two goals and two assists. Cochran earned the game ball for FCS director of lacrosse, Leo Hilton.
Freshman Cole Keim, sophomores Joey Archer, Josh McLaughlin and Michael Schenken and junior Max Karetny also scored a goal each.
FCS Girls Lacrosse Team Defeats 5A Grady High School, Improves to 5-0
The Fellowship Christian School varsity girls lacrosse team extended its win streak to five matches.
Fellowship (5-0 overall) downed 5A Grady High School 19-7 on March 4.
The team has not lost a match in its third varsity season.
Game details are coming soon.
FCS Baseball Team Takes Pair from Mt. Bethel Christian in Emerson
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys baseball team wrapped up a double header sweep of Mt. Bethel Christian Academy with a 15-0 win at Lakepoint Sports Complex in Emerson on March 4. It was a three-inning game
The Paladins (5-3) won their fourth straight contest with the game two win.
FCS pounded out 12 hits total, and scored five runs in each of the three innings. The team also stole nine bases.
Senior Cameron Gill, junior Preston Joye and sophomores Garrett Hauenstein and Matson Grose all had two hits apiece.
Joye topped the squad with three RBIs, while Grose and sophomore David Bishop knocked in two runs each.
Gill, Hauenstein, freshman Thomas Bourne, junior Adam Rozeboom and senior Isaac Bouton all finished with one RBI.
Grose and Bouton smacked triples, and Gill nailed a double.
Starter George Moraitakis earned the win. The junior hurler allowed just two hits. Junior Ethan Bell pitched the final inning.
"Good to get these games in today," head coach Shawn Oliver said. "You never know how a Monday game is going to go, but we had a good game plan going in to the double header, and the boys executed well at the plate today. We were very solid defensively, and our pitching did a great job keeping Mt. Bethel off the base paths in the first game and getting ground balls with runners on in the second. Now we get to move our focus to King's Ridge on Wednesday. I am proud of these guys for the mental toughness they displayed in a 75-degree day. It was actually sub 40 degrees, but I always tell them its sunny and 75 regardless of the temperature."
The second game was a make-up contest of the contest that was rained out on March 1.
The Paladins opened a two-game set with Mt. Bethel with an 18-0 three-inning win.
FCS scored four runs in the first inning, 11 in the second and three in its final at-bat. Fellowship pounded out 10 hits.
Gill led FCS with three hits and five RBIs, while Joye and sophomore Andrew Davidson each smacked two hits. Davidson drove home four runs, while Bouton and Grove had two RBIs each. Gill smacked a pair of triples, while Grose ripped a double.
Hauenstein and Bishop each finished with one RBI.
Bouton started and picked up the win. He fanned three in two innings. Senior reliever Brooks Bryant threw the final inning.
(Photos by Tracy Gill)
Paladin Lax Teams win Six of Seven Matches: Varsity club Downs C.C.E.C Greenville, 17-4
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys lacrosse team improved to 4-1 overall with another home victory.
FCS posted a 17-4 win over C.C.E.C. of Greenville, S.C., at Bob Lord Field on March 2. Following a 14-13 overtime loss at 6A Cambridge High School on Feb. 21, the Paladins have won back-to-back home games.
In other lacrosse action on March 2, the middle school girls team from FCS beat Greater Atlanta Christian, 9-8, and Mount Pisgah Christian School, 12-4, at GAC, while the senior middle school boys squad posted 9-2 and 10-1 wins over St. Pius X and Decatur, respectively, in Decatur, and the junior middle school team won its first game of the season at The Walker School, 10-6. The FCS JV squad fell 9-3 to King's Ridge Christian School at Bob Lord Field.
In the boys varsity game, senior John Washburne netted five goals to lead the Paladin attack.
Sophomore Michael Washburne netted four goals and collected four assists, while senior Nick Schenken added four goals.
Senior Cam Cochran won all of his faceoffs, and registered three goals and one assist. Senior Sam Keim and sophomore Josh McLaughlin chipped a goal each.
Junior Michael Pineyro was awarded the game ball.
(Photos by Sheila Pineyro)
Paladin Varsity Baseball Team Posts Victory Over 3A Long County, Falls to 5A Decatur
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys baseball team defeated 3A Long County High School of Ludowici, Ga., 3-2, in the second of two games played on Feb. 23 in Brunswick, Ga.
Senior Isaac Bouton led the Paladins on the mound and at the plate for FCS, now 2-3 overall. He struck out eight, scattered three hits and allowed two unearned runs for the complete-game victory.
At the plate, Bouton had two of FCS' five hits and knocked in two runs with a home run and a triple.
Sophomore Garrett Hauenstein collected two hits, and junior Preston Joye drove home one run.
Fellowship battled 5A Decatur to its final at-bats in an 8-7 loss.
Decatur led 5-2 through five innings before the Paladins surged ahead with four runs in the top of the sixth and extended the lead to 7-5 with a run in the top of the seventh, before the Bulldogs scored three times, including the winning run with two outs, in the bottom of the seventh.
The Paladins pounded out six hits in the contest that featured four lead changes.
Bouton knocked in two runs and had a double for FCS. Hauenstein and junior Adam Rozeboom had two hits and one RBI apiece. Sophomore Matson Grose collected one RBI.
FCS had three pitchers in the game. Starter Preston Joye, a junior, fanned four in two innings. Junior George Moraitakis three two innings in relief, and Grose tossed the last 2 2/3 innings (he took the loss).
Victorious Night: Lady Paladins Kick Off 2019 Season with Win
The Fellowship Christian School varsity girls lacrosse team began the season on a winning note.
The Lady Paladins began their third varsity season with an 11-8 victory over 6A Allatoona High School at Paladin Park on Feb. 13.
The team has earned two wins this spring, including a 16-6 scrimmage win at 7A North Cobb High School on Feb. 7.
Baseball Paladins Down 5A Creekside High School to Begin Varsity Regular Season
The Fellowship Christian School varsity baseball team was victorious in its first regular-season contest of the season.
On Feb. 13, three pitchers combined for the shutout as the Paladins posted a 6-0 victory over 5A Creekside High School in a non-Region game played at Lakepoint Sports Complex in Emerson.
Senior Isaac Bouton did not allow a hit and fanned nine batters in five innings of work. Junior George Moraitakis and sophomore Andrew Davidson each struck out two Creekside batters in an inning apiece in relief.
FCS scored twice in the bottom of the third, fourth and sixth innings, and pounded out nine hits.
"Excellent way to start the season," head coach Shawn Oliver said. "We were able to come up with timely at bats, play solid defense and get a very good pitching performance. Isaac dominated on the mound and the bottom of our order led the charge tonight. Seeing these guys reap the benefits of our hard work was awesome."
Sophomore Garrett Hauenstein and Davidson each pounded out two hits. Davidson smacked a triple, and Hauenstein added a double.
Sophomore Luke Schmidt collected two RBIs and had a triple, while senior Marshall Powell and sophomore David Bishop collected one RBI each.