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Softball Roars Past Christian Heritage Lions 2-0 in Elite 8, Stay in Winner’s Bracket

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Less than 24 hours after taking Game 1 of the GHSA Class-A Private Elite Eight over ELCA, the FPD Lady Vikings (29-5) responded with a 2-0 victory over the Christian Heritage Lady Lions (13-8) on Friday morning to stay in the winner’s bracket at Hank Pasko Field at the South Commons Softball Complex.

FPD, the no. 3 seed, will now take on Wesleyan, the no. 1 seed, on Saturday morning, Oct. 29, for a spot in the State Championship game.

The Lady Vikings never trailed in Friday’s contest, scoring the first run of the game when Sadie Frame was hit by Christian Heritage pitcher Erin Leonard with the bases loaded to bring in Carli Sutton to give FPD a 1-0 lead in the second inning.

The contest remained scoreless until the seventh as Leonard and FPD’s Karsen Ochs dueled it out.

But in the top of the seventh and with one out, Allie Parkerson blasted a solo home run to left-center field to give the Lady Vikings a 2-0 lead.

Ochs mowed down the Lady Lions in the bottom half to seal the complete game, shutout win.

Ochs (17-2) allowed just two hits and struck out nine batters while in the circle. Leonard was charged with the loss for the Lady Lions.

First pitch v. Wesleyan is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday morning at Field no. 1 at the South Commons Softball Complex.

Continue to check www.fpdvikings.com, @FPDVikingSports on Twitter and FPD Athletics on Facebook for continuing coverage on the Lady Vikings in the GHSA Class-A Private Elite Eight.

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 2, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 0

FPD 010-000-1 — 2-5-1
CH 000-000-0 — 0-2-1

WP: Karsen Ochs (17-2). LP: Erin Leonard.

HR: Allie Parkerson.

Game notes: FPD stays in the winner’s bracket and advances to play Wesleyan on Saturday morning … Ochs allowed two hits and struck out nine batters for FPD .. Parkerson homered in the seventh inning for FPD … Amanda Evans was 2-for-4 for FPD … Sadie Frame had one RBI for FPD.

Records: FPD 29-5, Christian Heritage 13-8.

Next: Christian Heritage v. Tattnall Square, 5 p.m., Friday; FPD v. Wesleyan, 9 a.m., Saturday.

POST-GAME VIDEOS:

Allie Parkerson

Karsen Ochs

Head Coach Kristy Alvarez