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Softball Defeats Houston County, Improves to 7-7

WARNER ROBINS, Ga.- After spotting Houston County High School three runs in the bottom of the first inning on the road, the First Presbyterian Day School softball team (7-7) recovered, scoring six of the final seven runs en route to a 6-4 victory Thursday night, August 30.

The win for FPD marks the seventh of the season and sixth in a row.

After an error by the FPD defense and a walk in the bottom of the first , the Vikings saw themselves in an early hole as Houston’s Haley Trierce doubled home the games first two runs of the contest to give HCHS an early 2-0 advantage.

Adding one more run in the bottom of the first, HCHS looked to be in charge.

FPD would respond by plating four in the top of the second that included RBI singles by Hannah Davis and Jenna Byrd.

The match would continue at a 4-3 Viking advantage until HCHS scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the third to even things up at 4-4.

FPD would bounce back once more in the top of fifth. A Sumner Carlton single and a Caitlin Collins double put runners on second and third with one out. Carlton would come home on a passed ball to give the Vikings a 5-4 lead.

The Vikings would also add an insurance run in the top of the seventh to make it 6-4 on their way to the victory.

Byrd recorded the win for FPD, tossing all seven innings and striking out three. She allowed just one run after the bottom of the first to HCHS.

FPD returns to the diamond Tuesday, September 11, traveling to Wilkinson County High School to open up Region 7-A play.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and surrounding spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.