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Softball Splits Home Opener with Rutland and Perry

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity softball team opened the home portion of its schedule on Saturday, August 13 in a double-header against the Rutland Lady Hurricanes and the Perry Lady Panthers at the FPD Softball Complex.

In the first game of the day, the Lady Vikings (2-1) fell 10-8 to the Lady Hurricanes (2-1) after leading for the majority of the contest.

Down 8-5 in the top of the seventh inning, Rutland sent nine batters to plate and scored five runs to take a 10-8 lead. In the bottom half, the Lady Hurricanes held the Lady Vikings scoreless to secure the win.

Allie Parkerson was 3-for-3 with three RBI, that included a two-run home run in the bottom of the first that saw the Lady Vikings take a 3-0 lead.

Rutland made it 3-1 in the top of the second on a RBI single by Ashleigh Huckabe before FPD responded with two runs in the third on a two-run blast by Amanda Evans to give FPD a 5-1 advantage.

The Lady Hurricanes stormed back in the fourth when Megan Frank sent a three-run home run over the left field fence to make it a 5-4 Lady Viking lead.

FPD responded in the bottom half when Jordan Fischer and Sadie Frame scored on an infield error by Rutland to lead 7-4.

In the fifth inning, Rutland added one run on a solo homer by Laney Wallace to pull within two at 7-5.

The Lady Vikings added a run in the bottom of the sixth when Parkerson singled home Sadie Frame for what seemed to be a commanding 8-5 lead with just three outs to get to secure the win.

But it was not meant to be as Rutland scored five runs in the seventh, all with two outs, on four hits and three costly Lady Viking errors. (FPD finished with seven miscues in the game.)

Wallace picked up the win for the Lady Hurricanes while Carli Sutton (0-1) was charged with the loss for FPD.

The second game of the day saw the Lady Vikings rebound against the Perry Lady Panthers (1-1) with a run-ruling 12-2 victory in five innings.

Karsen Ochs (2-0) picked up the win in the circle for the Lady Vikings, tossing all five frames with eight strikeouts.

Parkerson continued her powerful hitting, blasting a two-run home run in bottom of the first to tie the game at 2-2. She also sent one over the fence again in fourth inning for her third homer of the day.

Parkerson is now tied with Jenna Byrd with the most career home run at FPD at 13.

The Lady Vikings took the lead for good in the second inning, scoring three runs that included an Emily Rutledge RBI single.

FPD put the game out of reach in the fourth, sending 11 batters to plate and scoring six runs on six hits.

Perry held off Rutland in the second game of the day 11-10.

The Lady Vikings are back in action quickly, hosting the Pike County High School Lady Pirates on Monday, August 15. First pitch is slated for 5:55 p.m. at the FPD Softball Complex.

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BOX SCORES:

GAME TWO

FPD 12, PERRY 2

Perry 200-00 — 2-4-0
FPD 331-6x — 12-14-0

WP: Karsen Ochs. LP: Kendall Nutgrass.

HR: FPD – Allie Parkerson 2.

Game notes: Parkers had two home runs and three RBI for FPD…Ochs was 1-for-4 with two RBI…Five players had a multi-hit game for FPD…Ochs had 8 strikeouts.

Records: FPD 2-1, Perry 1-1.

Next: Pike County at FPD, 5:55 p.m., Monday.

 

GAME ONE

RUTLAND 10, FPD 8

Rutland 010-310-5 – 10-16-2
FPD 302-201-0 – 8-11-7

WP: Laney Wallace. LP: Carli Sutton

2B: Rutland – Abby Pelt; FPD – Amanda Evans.

HR: Rutland – Megan Frank, Laney Wallace; FPD – Allie Parkerson, Evans.

Game notes: Parkerson was 3-for-3 with three RBI for FPD…Evans was 3-for-4 with two RBI for FPD…Sutton was 2-for-4 for FPD…Megan Frank was 2-for-5 with four RBI for Rutland…Wallace and Ashleigh Huckeba each had one RBI…Two of the 10 Rutland runs were earned runs.