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Softball Wins Seventh Straight, Beats Eagles Landing 8-4

McDONOUGH, Ga.- Scoring six of its eight runs in the first three innings and executing well at the plate, the First Presbyterian Day School softball team (8-7) garnered its seventh straight victory Friday, September 7, defeating Eagles Landing High School 8-4.

FPD was led by Jenna Byrd at the plate, who went a perfect 4-4. Sumner Carlton led the team in RBI’s, driving in three of the Vikings’ eight runs. Mary Micah Lee and Claire Crawford also chipped in, each driving in two.

The Vikings wasted no time starting the scoring, knocking in three in the top half of the first. After Byrd doubled with one out, Crawford reached on an Eagles Landing error, scoring Byrd and giving the Vikings an early 1-0 advantage.

Crawford would soon touch home on an RBI single by Carlton later in the inning to make it 2-0 in favor of FPD. Lee also singled in Carlton to put the Vikings the early lead at 3-0.

Eagles Landing would respond, however, evening the match at 3-3 in the bottom of the second. But, the Vikings stuck to the game plan, putting three more on the board in the top of third.

A Byrd single and a Crawford double put the Vikings back on top 4-3. The Vikings added two more to make it 6-3 to never look back, adding on two more runs to win by an 8-4 final.

FPD out-hit Eagles Landing 13-4 in the contest. Byrd recorded the win for the Vikings, tossing all seven innings on the way to a complete game victory. The Viking hurler also recorded 13 strikeouts on the evening.

With the win, the Vikings have won seven straight and move to 8-7. FPD is back over the .500 mark for the first time since August 10.

The FPD softball team returns to the diamond Tuesday, September 11, taking on Wilkinson County High School to open up GHSA Region 7-A play on the road. The time of first pitch is TBD. Check back at www.fpdvikings.com for the official start time.

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 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.