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Softball Advances to Region Tournament Championship Game

GIBSON, Ga. – The First Presbyterian Day School softball team advanced to the GHSA Class-A Region 7 Tournament Championship game on Tuesday night after defeating Glascock County 5-3.

The win sets up the title game at GMC on Thursday at 6 p.m. as the Lady Bulldogs defeated Aquinas 8-0.

FPD scored two runs in the first inning and added one run in the second and third frames to help secure the win.

Courtney Lawrence drove in two RBI’s while Caitlin Collins and Jill Rogers each drove in one run, respectively.

Carli Sutton continued her strong season in the circle, garnering her 15th win and striking out five.

The Lady Vikings outhit Glascock 10-5 on the night despite committing five errors as a team.

FPD (18-7, 5-2 Reg. 7A) will look to avenge two regular season losses to GMC this year. The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Vikings 4-3 on Sept. 12 and 5-1 on Sept. 24.

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, October 8, 2013

FPD 5, GLASCOCK COUNTY 3

 

FPD 211-000-1 – 5-10-5

GCO 200-100-0 – 3-5-2

WP: Carli Sutton (15-5). LP: V. Griswell.

2B: FPD – Emily Rutledge 2, Caitlin Collins; GCO – M. Stephens.

3B: FPD – Collins.

Game notes: Courtney Lawrence was 2-for-3 with two RBI…Jill Rogers and Collins had one RBI for FPD…Collins scored two runs…Sutton recorded five strikeouts…FPD advances to the region tournament championship game at GMC on Thursday.

Records: FPD 18-7, 5-2 Reg. 7A.

Next: FPD at GMC, 6 p.m., Thursday.