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Softball Wins Region Opener Against Wilkinson Co.

MACON, Ga. – The First Presbyterian Day School softball team won its region opener against the Wilkinson County Lady Warriors 15-0 in three innings on Tuesday night.

The victory sets up a key region game against GMC in Milledgeville on Thursday night.

Sophomore Jill Rogers drove in five runs and accounted for seven of FPD’s 14 total bases en route to the win. The Vikings sported pink jerseys as part of Cancer Awareness Night at the ballpark.

“This win gives us a confidence boost because we play GMC on Thursday,” Rogers said. “Now we know what we can do against them (GMC).”

FPD’s bats were hot all evening. Nine different players recorded an RBI for the Lady Vikings, who pounded out 16 hits.

FPD (11-4, 1-0 Reg. 7A) never relinquished the lead, scoring 11 runs in the first inning, three in the second frame and one run in the third on Rogers’ game-winning single that scored Ashleigh Powers.

It’s that aggressive offense that head coach Jim Turner knows has to be present in Thursday’s game.

“Everyone got some at-bats today (against Wilkinson Co.),” Turner said. “We are just going to try and take care of what we can take care of. We know it will be a great game (on Thursday).”

Freshman pitcher Carli Sutton (10-2) continued her fabulous work in the circle for the Lady Vikings, allowing just two hits and striking out three.

The Lady Vikings will enter Thursday’s game on an eight game winning streak.

First pitch against the Lady Bulldogs 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:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

FPD 15, WILKINSON COUNTY 0 (3 inn.)

 

WCO 000 – 0-2-2

FPD 11-31 – 15-11-0

WP: Carli Sutton (10-2). LP: Leighann Smith.

2B: FPD – Jill Rogers 3.

Game notes: Rogers had five RBI’s and seven total bases…Nine different players had one RBI for FPD…Emily Rutledge scored three runs…FPD has won eight straight.

Records: FPD 11-4, 1-0 Reg. 7A.

Next: FPD at GMC, 5 p.m., Thursday.