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Softball Soars Past Veterans Lady Warhawks 4-1 in Extra Innings

KATHLEEN, Ga. – The FPD varsity softball team (7-2) came from behind on Thursday night, August 25, defeating the Veterans High School Lady Warhawks (2-7) 4-1 in eight innings.

Amanda Evans notched the game-winning single in the eighth inning to score Karsen Ochs.

Abbey Surrels and Carli Sutton also added insurance in the frame with an RBI each.

FPD trailed 1-0 after one inning when Kenly Sullivan doubled home Skyler Welford for Veterans.

The Lady Vikings tied the contest at 1-1 in the top of the third on an Allie Parkerson double to plate Sadie Frame, who bunted for a single earlier in the inning.

FPD pitcher Karsen Ochs and Veterans hurler Jenna West would battle the final four scoreless innings of regulation to force extras.

Ochs (5-0) picked up the win for the Lady Vikings to remain undefeated on the year. The righty allowed just three hits and struck out eight batters.

The Lady Vikings out-hit the Lady Warhawks 10-3 in the contest.

FPD is back on the diamond quickly, traveling to Pike County High School on Friday, August 26. First pitch against the Lady Pirates is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in Zebulon, Ga.

The Lady Vikings defeated the Lady Pirates at the FPD Softball Complex 9-0 in five innings on August 15.

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 visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

BOX SCORE:

FPD 4, VETERANS 1

FPD 001-000-03 — 4-10-3
VHS 100-000-00 — 1-3-0

WP: Karsen Ochs (5-0). LP: Jenna West.

2B: FPD – Amanda Evans, Allie Parkerson; Veterans – Kenly Sullivan.

Game notes: Evans was 2-for-4 and had the game-winning single for FPD in the eighth inning to score Karsen Ochs…Ochs, Parkerson, and Evans each had two hits for FPD…Ochs struck out eight batters…Sullivan was 1-for-4 with one RBI for Veterans…Veterans left six runners on base.

Records: FPD 7-2, Veterans 2-7.

Next: FPD at Pike County, 5:30 p.m., Friday; Veterans at Dodge County, 11 a.m., Saturday.