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Softball Drops Region Game to GMC

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The First Presbyterian Day School softball team had its eight-game winning streak snapped on Thursday night, falling 4-3 to region opponent GMC.

Jill Rogers tallied two doubles in the loss for the Lady Vikings. Carli Sutton and Lizzie Reed each had an RBI for FPD at the plate as well. Mary Micah Lee and Sumner Carlton had hits for FPD, respectively.

GMC’s Macy Watkins recorded the win in the circle for the Lady Bulldogs while freshman pitcher Carli Sutton (10-3) took the loss for FPD.

GMC led 4-0 after three innings, but the Lady Vikings rallied to pull within one run heading into the seventh inning.

After two walks to Emily Rutledge and Carlton, Bulldog reliever Dixie Raley struck out three consecutive batters to seal the win.

FPD (11-5, 1-1 Reg. 7A) takes the field again on Tuesday, Sept. 17, welcoming Twiggs County for a region matchup. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory as a member of the Georgia High School Association. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

BOX SCORE:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

GMC 4, FPD 3

 

FPD 010-002-0 – 3-5-2

GMC 103-000-x – 4-6-2

WP: Macy Watkins. LP: Carli Sutton (10-3).

2B: FPD – Jill Rogers 2, Carli Sutton; GMC – Kaylie Hardin.

Game notes: Dixie Raley had two RBI’s for GMC…Carli Sutton and Lizzie Reed each had one RBI for FPD…FPD walked six times.

Records: FPD 11-5, 1-1 Reg. 7A.

Next: Twiggs County at FPD, Tuesday, 5 p.m.