WINTER GARDEN — Casey Lemke tossed a complete game, allowing just two runs, in leading the Foundation Academy baseball team to a 5-2 win over the rival CFCA Eagles.
Though the Lions fell behind early, the junior pitcher said he had a lot of faith in his ballclub's defense and kept focused.
"I felt good — I have a great team behind me," Lemke said. "(CFCA is a) rival school; we've been the underdogs against them for a couple years."
Foundation coach Brent Casteel said it was the best Lemke has looked on the mound as a varsity ballplayer.
"This is his best game he's had, even looking at last year," Casteel said. "He even came up to me before that last inning and he said 'coach, give it to me, I want to finish it up' — and he did."
Leading 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth, Colton Davis singled in a pair of runs to give the Lions (3-2) some breathing room.
Ish Hernandez and Luke Noah each had an RBI for CFCA (4-7).
The win was the third of the week for Foundation, which also beat Faith Christian and Evans.
"It was a big week because our guys needed a little morale booster," Casteel said. "It's been real good for them."