The Falcon baseball team had to overcome insurmountable odds to accomplish their goal of making the state playoffs this year.  First they would have to win two games back to back against two of the best teams in the league.  Secondly a day before the NWL tournament would be played only four baseball players even showed up to practice as practically the whole team had caught a virus.  But on game day all the players showed up ready to give their best effort even if they weren't at 100% energy wise.  Third, as the visiting team the Falcon dugout faced the sun and had no shade to protect them from the heat.  The dugout sounded like a chorus of coughs throughout the game, but the Falcons pushed on.  In the first game Eamon O'Reilly went the distance in a two hit, complete game, shutout performance.  The offense was able to plate 8 runs giving the Falcons the victory over their opponent Portland Lutheran.  Immediately following the first game the Falcons had to turn around and play the Gaston Greyhounds.  Matt Elder provided an equally electrifying performance on the mound pitching a three hit, complete game shutout.  Faith was able to beat Gaston 4-0 and won the NWL tournament to advance to the state playoffs for the 1st time in school history!

To read an article about the game by KUIK AM 1360 click here.

To hear a podcast featuring Faith's senior catcher and team captain Branden Luey click here.

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