GULF SHORES, AL -- Friendship Christian's baseball team defeated defending Mississippi 6A state champion Pedal High School 5-3 Wednesday afternoon in the Spring Break Nike Classic.
Caleb Snider started and got the win for the Commanders. The lefty scattered three hits in six innings of work, striking out four and walking four. Senior Connor Caines worked the seventh to pick up the save.
FCS struck for three runs in the first on hits by Stephan Remus, Gaines and Brennan Swindoll.
After Pedal cut the margin to 3-2 in the fifth, Friendship extended their lead with a pair of runs on an RBI fielder's choice by Drew Erie and an RBI single by Gaines.
FCS improved to 2-0 on the season while Pedal dropped to 9-3 with the loss.
Beech High of Sumner County is up next for Friendship later tonight.