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Softball Team Claims Pool Championship, Defeats Perry Again 5-0

Sophomore Sumner Carlton led the First Presbyterian Day School softball team (6-7) to a pool championship Saturday afternoon as the Vikings defeated Perry High School for a second time this season, winning 5-0 in seven innings in the final day at the Houston County Tourney.

Carlton (pictured below) was brilliant at the dish, going 4-4. She singled in the second and added doubles in the fifth and seventh en route to the victory. Carlton also added a RBI on the day.

Caitlin Collins was terrific in the circle for the Vikings in picking up the win, allowing just two hits in 4 1/3 innings of action.

Jenna Byrd continued her wonderful weekend, working 1 2/3 innings and allowing just two hits in the combined shutout.

The game was scoreless until the third, when FPD’s Hannah Davis touched home on a Perry error.

Up 1-0, the Vikings added one again in the fourth, plating three. After Jill Rogers and Lizzie Reed singled, Ashleigh Powers drove in the game’s second run to give the Vikings a 2-0 lead.

The Vikings would score two more times in the inning on another Perry mishap.

To add insurance, FPD would tack on another in the top of the seventh, as Carlton doubled in Byrd to give the Vikings a 5-0 lead and eventual win.

With the victory, the Vikings have now won five consecutive games after dropping six straight just a week ago.

FPD returns to the diamond Thursday, August 30, traveling to Houston County High School. First pitch is set for 5:55 p.m.