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Softball Drops Third Straight with 6-1 Loss at Crawford County

ROBERTA, Ga. – The FPD varsity softball team (9-4) dropped its non-region road contest to the Crawford County Lady Eagles 6-1 for its third straight defeat and longest losing skid of the 2015 season on Tuesday night.

“We just aren’t hitting the ball right now as a team,” FPD head coach Jim Turner said, who saw his team team out-hit 8-2 over seven innings. “We’re not getting on base and not doing the fundamental things to win these games.”

The Lady Vikings held a brief 1-0 lead after two innings when Amanda Evans tripled and scored on a passed ball.

The lead was short-lived, though, after the Lady Eagles scored six unanswered runs.

After tying the game in the bottom of the third, the Lady Eagle bats came alive in the fifth inning to plate five runs, the first coming from a H. Griffiths single to score Gaddy to give Crawford County a 2-1 advantage.

Later in the inning, though, more trouble ensued for the Lady Vikings.

After a run on a passed ball to make it 3-1 in favor of the Lady Eagles, both Crosby and Robinson singled in two runs for a 5-1 lead. Crawford later added a score for a 6-1 advantage.

“Right now we aren’t doing a lot of things right and it’s causing a lot of problems, especially offensively,” Turner said. “We’ve got to address those and get better in order to be the team we know we can be.”

Both teams committed one error and the Lady Eagles left four runners on base to the Lady Vikings’ none.

“We’ll have to move on quickly, though” Turner added. “We have two more games this week that are crucial and we need to be focused and ready to play them and hopefully get back on track.”

That next game is Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 5:55 p.m. against the Veterans High School Lady Warhawks at the FPD Softball Complex.

Veterans bested FPD in a pitcher’s duel 2-1 back on Aug. 13 in Kathleen, Ga.

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. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by following the Vikings on Twitter at @FPDVikingSports and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FPDathletics.

BOX SCORE:

CRAWFORD COUNTY 6, FPD 1

FPD 010-000-0 — 1-2-1
CCH 001-050-x — 6-8-1

WP: Deloach. LP: Carli Sutton.

3B: FPD – Amanda Evans.

Game notes: Robinson was 2-for-3 with two RBI for Crawford County.

Records: FPD 9-4; Crawford County 8-10.

Next: Veterans at FPD, 5:55 p.m., Wednesday; Peach County at Crawford County, 6 p.m., Wednesday.