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Softball Hunts Down Crawford County Lady Eagles 7-2 on Senior Night

MACON, Ga. – Katie Culver, Amanda Evans Jordan Fischer, Allie Parkerson, Emily Rutledge, and Carli Sutton will never forget Sept. 19, 2016.

The six seniors aided in a 7-2 non-region victory over the Crawford County Lady Eagles (7-8) on Senior Night at the FPD Softball Complex.

With the win, the Lady Vikings (18-3) have won 10 straight, their longest winning streak of the season and longest since the 2014 season when FPD won 11 straight from August 21-Sept. 12.

After pre-game recognition for the six seniors, the Vikings struck first in the bottom of the first inning when Parkerson grounded out to plate Rutledge for a 1-0 lead.

The Lady Eagles evened the contest at 1-1 in the top of second when Mattie Wingo singled and Ashley Cantrell scored on a Lady Viking throwing error.

FPD took the lead for good in bottom of the third, scoring two runs on RBI singles by Sadie Frame and Karsen Ochs for a 3-1 lead.

In the bottom of the fifth, Ochs padded FPD’s lead with solo home run, her fifth of the season, to make it 4-1 Lady Vikings.

Then, in the bottom of the sixth, Frame blew the doors wide open for the Lady Vikings.

On a 2-0 pitch from Crawford’s Olivia Wingo, frame turned on it and blasted her first career home run over the left field fence to score Sutton and Culver for a 7-1 lead.

The Lady Eagles added a run in the top of the seventh on an infield error but could do no more.

Sutton (7-2) picked up the win on Senior Night. The righty allowed six hits, struck out 10 batters and walked none.

Wingo was charged with the loss for the Lady Eagles.

The Lady Vikings return to the diamond on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 20, traveling Wilkinson County High School for a Region 7-A contest against the Lady Warriors.

FPD defeated Wilco. 17-2 in three innings on Sept. 6 at the FPD Softball Complex.

First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Tuesday in Irwinton, 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 visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

BOX SCORE:

FPD 7, CRAWFORD COUNTY 2

CC 010-000-1 — 2-6-4
FPD 120-013-x — 7-7-2

WP: Carli Sutton (7-2). LP: Olivia Wingo.

2B: FPD – Carli Sutton.

HR: FPD – Karsen Ochs (5), Sadie Frame (1).

Game notes: FPD has won 10 straight, their best since winning 11 in a row from August 21-Sept. 12 in the 2014 season…Frame was 2-for-3 with four RBI’s for FPD…Ochs was 2-for-4 with two RBI’s for FPD…Sutton had 10 strikeouts and no walks…Mattie Wingo was 2-for-3 with one RBI for Crawford County.

Records: FPD 18-3, Crawford County 7-8.

Next: FPD at Wilkinson County, 5 p.m., Tuesday; Macon County at Crawford County, 5 p.m., Tuesday.

POST-GAME VIDEOS:

Emily Rutledge and Amanda Evans:

Sadie Frame: