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Win Streak to 13 as Softball Shuts Out Stratford 2-0

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity softball team continues to roll.

The no. 1 ranked Lady Vikings (21-3, 8-0 Reg. 7-A) picked up their 13th consecutive win, a new program record in the GHSA era, defeating the arch-rival Stratford Academy Eaglettes (18-4, 4-4 Reg. 7-A) 2-0 at the FPD Softball Complex on Tuesday night.

FPD pitcher Carli Sutton (9-2) and Stratford pitcher Tori Dover (14-4) battled for four scoreless innings.

The Eaglettes went down in order in the top of the fifth and in the bottom portion Allie Parkerson singled home Gracie Slade and Sadie Frame to give FPD a 2-0 lead.

Karsen Ochs came in to pitch for the Lady Vikings in the sixth and seventh inning to pick up her second save of the season.

Ochs retired the side in order in the sixth but allowed two singles in the seventh with one out to give the Eaglettes hope.

Ochs then hunkered down and struck out Ashlin Jackson followed up by a ground out by Hannah Lovett to end the game.

Both teams totaled five hits in the contest. The Eaglettes tallied two errors while the Lady Vikings were tagged for one miscue.

With the win, FPD takes the season series over Stratford 2-0 (FPD defeated Stratford 10-2 on the road on Sept. 13).

FPD also improves its record against Stratford in GHSA play. The Lady Vikings lead the series 6-1.

The Lady Vikings are back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 28, hosting the Veterans High School Lady Warhawks in non-region action.

FPD defeated Veterans 4-1 in eight innings one August 25 in Kathleen, Ga.

First pitch for Wednesday’s duel is set for 5 p.m.

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.

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Carli Sutton and Allie Parkerson:

 

BOX SCORE:

FPD 2, STRATFORD 0

SEA 000-000-0 — 0-5-2
FPD 000-020-x — 2-5-1

WP: Carli Sutton (9-2). LP: Tori Dover (14-4). S: Karsen Ochs (2).

2B: FPD – Abbey Surles.

Game notes: FPD has won 13 straight, the longest streak in the GHSA era … Allie Parkerson was 1-for-3 with two RBI’s for FPD … Gracie Slade and Sadie Frame each scored a run for FPD … Sutton tossed five innings, striking out two batters and allowing three hits…Ochs struck out two batters … Alyssa Orona and Evans McCook were 2-for-3 for Stratford.

Records: FPD 21-3, 8-0 Reg. 7-A; Stratford 18-4, 4-4 Reg. 7-A.

Next: Veterans at FPD, 5 p.m., Wednesday; End of regular season for Stratford.