FOPA evened their season record at 1-1 by defeating Whalen Law in spectacular fashion. Facing defecits of 5 to 1, 9 to 3 and 11 to 5, FOPA never gave up and battled back to upend Whelan Law
15-12 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at North Sharon Field. The comeback was paced by C.J. Parchman who shut down the Whelan offensive attack with his arm while boosting FOPA's offensive attack with his bat.
C.J. relieved Marcel Austin in the third frame and never looked back, he scattered 2 hits while striking out 7 en route to his first victory of the season. Nick Blystone came in during the 6th inning to close out
Whalen and picked up his first save of the 2012 season.
At the plate, Kolton Eckles was a monster! He tallied three key hits in three plate appearances. Kolton's single, double and triple knocked in 4 FOPA runs and led to Kolton scoring 3 times. Marcel Austin and C.J.Parchman
both notched two singles at the plate while Nick Blystone added a triple that he ultimately scored on due to his grit, determination and well...momentum! Caleb Fritch, Kevin Scharba and Lamar Wilder also singled for F.O.P.A who managed
to light up the scoreboard by scoring 15 runs on 11 hits. Maliek Clarke
contributed to the victory by knocking in a run and theiving three bases.
Defensively, FOPA was led by Blystone, Parchman, Scharba and Corey Tidswell who all made key defensive plays to keep FOPA within striking distance. Caleb Fritch also turned in a solid effort behind the plate.
For Whalen, Loughry and Braylon Hawkins pitched well in defeat. Loughry ripped a single and a triple while Nate Yingling tripled to boost Whalen's offensive attack.
It was an encouraging win for FOPA and they are hoping to continue this success Monday night in Brookfield!