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Softball Finishes with 3-1 Record at Houston County Fall Brawl

The FPD varsity softball team (6-2) ended a successful weekend at the Houston County Fall Brawl, hosted by Houston County and Perry High School on Friday-Saturday, August 19-20, finishing with a 3-1 record overall.

Below are quick recaps of the games:

Friday, August 19, 2016

Game One: FPD 11, DODGE COUNTY 5
The Lady Vikings jumped on the Lady Indians quickly, scoring six runs in the first inning.

That was all the offense pitcher Karsen Ochs would need to pickup the win in the circle for FPD. Ochs also helped her own cause at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI.

Allie Parkerson and Sadie Frame each finished with two RBI’s for the Lady Vikings in the victory as FPD out-hit Dodge County 11-5.

Ochs struck out six batters and walked one. Only two of her runs allowed were earned.

Game Two: LEE COUNTY 10, FPD 3
The only game of the Houston County Fall Brawl that the Lady Vikings would drop was to the Lee County Lady Indians.

The Lady Indians scored seven runs in the first two innings of the contest.

Lee County’s Allie Clegg finished with three RBI’s that included a home run.

FPD’s offense came via the way of Ochs and Amanda Evans, who each had a home run in the loss.

Carli Sutton took the loss in the circle for the Lady Vikings but only allowed four earned runs with four strikeouts.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Game Three: FPD 9, UPSON-LEE 5
The Lady Vikings started off the second day of the Houston County Fall Brawl on the right foot, opening with a 9-5 win over the Upson-Lee High School Lady Knights.

Four different players had an RBI for the Lady Vikings, led by the three of Sadie Frame, who finished 2-for-3 with a single and a double.

Abbey Surles was 3-for-4 with three singles and drove in two runs as well for the Lady Vikings.

Ochs earned the victory in the circle for the Lady Vikings to remain unbeaten at 4-0. The righty, who also had one RBI at the plate, tossed six and two-thirds innings and struck out a whopping 12 batters.

Wright, Murphy and Mast each had one RBI for the Lady Knights. Hendricks was charged with the loss, allowing 14 hits and seven walks.

Game Four: FPD 9, PERRY 0 (5 inn.)
For the second time this season, the Lady Vikings defeated the Perry High School Lady Panthers in a five inning, 9-0 run-ruling contest.

Sutton evened her season record at 2-2 by picking up the win on the mound for the Lady Vikings with the complete game effort. Sutton struck out three batters and allowed only four hits.

FPD’s offense was powered by Allie Parkerson and Amanda Evans, who each had homers in the victory.

Parkerson now owns the all-time career home run record in FPD Fastpitch history with 14. Parkerson and Evans are also tied for the team lead in dingers with four each.

Emily Rutledge also picked up two RBI’s at the plate for FPD in the final game of the tournament. Ochs also had three hits.

Kendall Nutgrass took the loss for the Lady Panthers.

FPD has now outscored Perry 21-2 in 10 innings in two games played in 2016.

The Lady Vikings will return to action on Tuesday, August 23, hosting the Northside High School Lady Eagles at the FPD Softball Complex.

FPD opened the season against Northside with a 4-0 win on the road on August 10.

First pitch on Tuesday is slated for 5 p.m.

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