Who are the local High School Baseball players to shine in 7th Annual Savannah FCA All-star Classic?

By Prep Sports Report Staff | June 2, 2023

Share This Story

The 7th annual Savannah Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Baseball Classic will be a best-of-three-game format held at local schools instead of Grayson Stadium this year. The first game is set for Friday, June 9, at South Effingham High School in Guyton at 7 p.m. Games two and three will be seven innings games on Saturday, June 10, at Benedictine. The first pitch will be at 2 p.m. Teams were selected by a draft.


This year, the Savannah FCA held a draft for both teams: the Green vs. the Red team. Savannah FCA, Ambassador of Baseball Jason Rockwell, said, "In past years, the FCA had city schools team versus county or public versus private schools team," Rockwell also added, "The 3-game format is new so that we can showcase more talent from the three Savannah Area counties, Bryan, Chatham, and Effingham. This year it's a hodge-podge of players on both teams from different schools." 


The Green and Red team FCA All-stars will come from the following schools, Benedictine, Bryan County, Calvary Day School, Coastal Homeschool, Effingham, Habersham School, HV Jenkins, Islands High School, Memorial Day School, New Hampstead, Savannah Christian, St. Andrew's School, and South Effingham High School. The team rosters are listed, and teammates during the season will battle each other in the three-games.


The mission and vision of FCA were established in 1954 by Don McClanen. McClanen was the head basketball coach at Eastern Oklahoma A&M.  By involving, preparing, and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire, and transform the world through the gospel, FCA focuses on serving local communities worldwide. Per FCA's website, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high, and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. 


Ticket information will be released this coming week. Complete rosters are listed below. For more information about the FCA, the game, and its history, visit Savannah Area FCA on Facebook or their web address



Player Name School
Kaden Tuten


Jack Ganem Benedictine
Jack Murphy Benedictine
Bennett Conaway Benedictine
Ethan Belcher Calvary
Mason Turner Calvary
Blake Hendrix Effingham
Jacques King Effingham
Tyson Harper Habersham
Jace Poppell

Coastal Homeschool

Josh Gates Sav Christian
Daegan Strickland Sav Christian
Trent Lanier Sav Christian
Ely Brown Sav Christian
Jhordan Holmes Jenkins
Luke Peaster St. Andrew's
Justin Kryder St. Andrew's
Gage Foskey

New Hampstead

Braedin Swab Islands High
Joey Cardillo Islands High
Brannon Jacobs Windsor Forest
Hunter Legas Richmond Hill
Joseph Gibson Richmond Hill
Garrett Wright Richmond Hill
Blayne Newman Richmond Hill
Baylon Cobb South Effingham
JT Barkley South Effingham



Player Name School
Colvin Proto Benedictine
Tyler Kindle

Memorial Day School

William Hawkins

Memorial Day School

Griffin Howe Effingham
Trent Newberry Effingham
Caden Kessler Effingham
Thayer Hughes Habersham
Seth Fowler Habersham
Tom Saunders

Coastal Homeschool

Nik DeBerry

Coastal Homeschool

Mason Best Sav Christian
Tison Graham Sav Christian
Charles Stewart Jenkins
Andrew Bacon St. Andrew's
Landon Lane

New Hampstead

Spencer Owen Islands High
Jackson Paul Islands High
Prestin Spruill Windsor Forest
Konner Leggett Bryan Co High
Aidan Martin Bryan Co High
Tanner Ellis Bryan Co High
Joseph Baker Richmond Hill
Mason Wilcox Richmond Hill
Ty Goldrick Richmond Hill
Brandon Kessler Richmond Hill
Bryce Hodges S Effingham


PHOTO CREDIT: Savannah Area FCA Facebook 


FOLLOW Prep Sports Report on Twitter @PrepSav, Instgram savannahsportsreport, contact PSR at


Optim Orthopedics supports Benedictine Military School, South Effingham High School, Richmond Hill High School, St. Vincent's, and Savannah Country Day School athletics. Benedictine Military School's team doctor is Dr. David Sedory. The team doctor for Richmond Hill and South Effingham is Dr. David Palmer, and Dr. Thomas Alexander is the team doctor for Savannah Country Day and St. Vincent's. Remember, Optim Orthopedics gets you back into the game!

You May Like

The "Coach" Karl DeMasi has been teaching and coaching for the past 35 years on all levels of academia and athletics. One of his hobbies has been writing, announcing and talking about sports. DeMasi has been involved in the Savannah Area sports scene since 1995, and he created the high school magazine "The Prep Sports Report" in 2000. In 2010, the "Coach" started broadcasting The Karl DeMasi Sports Report. He's still going strong, broadcasting on Facebook live and Twitter live every Saturday morning. You gotta love it!

The Latest News