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Softball Falls to GMC in Region Tourney Championship

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The First Presbyterian Day School softball team dropped its GHSA Class-A Region 7 Tournament Championship game to the GMC Lady Bulldogs 3-2 on Thursday night, Oct. 10.

The Lady Vikings jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the third inning when Courtney Lawrence tripled home Jill Rogers and Caitlin Collins.

GMC responded with two runs in the fourth frame, both coming on an FPD defensive mishap.

The game would remain scoreless until the seventh inning, when GMC scored the game-winning run on a Lady Viking throwing error, their fourth of the game.

Both squads mustered three hits on the evening.

Dixie Raley picked up the win for GMC in the circle while Carli Sutton (15-6) took the loss.

The Lady Vikings will now await word from the GHSA on seeding for the State Tournament, set to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Check www.fpdvikings.com for updates.

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, October 10, 2013

GMC 3, FPD 2

 

FPD 002-000-0 – 2-3-4

GMC 000-200-1 – 3-3-1

WP: Dixie Raley. LP: Carli Sutton (15-6).

2B: FPD – Caitlin Collins; GMC – Whitley Dunn.

3B: FPD – Courtney Lawrence.

Game notes: GMC wins the GHSA Class-A Region 7 Tournament Championship…Lawrence was 1-for-2 with two RBI’s…Raley had 10 strikeouts.

Records: FPD 18-8, 5-3 Reg. 7A.

Next: FPD vs. TBD, State Tournament, Oct. 23