Softball Day One Recaps at Chattanooga-Score International Tourney

CHATTANOOGA- The First Presbyterian Day School softball team (11-8, 2-0 GHSA Reg.  7-A) split its games on Friday, September 14 in day one of the Chattanooga-Score International Tourney, dropping a 3-0 decision to Calhoun High School while defeating Chattooga 12-2.

Game two saw the Viking knock in five runs in the first inning and nine in the first three frames. Jenna Byrd recorded the victory for FPD, allowing just two runs over 3.1 innings while striking out six.

Hannah Davis led the way at the dish for the Vikings, going 3-for-4 and driving in four. Altogether the Vikings smashed 14 hits on the evening and teamed-up for 10 RBI’s.

The win for FPD gets the Vikings back on track after dropping the first game of the tournament against Calhoun. The Vikings have won 10 out its last 11.

In game one, the Vikings could only muster three hits on the night against Calhoun, however. Claire Crawford, Courtney Lawrence and Jenna Byrd were the only FPD players to gain a hit in the contest.

The match remained scoreless until the bottom of the second when Calhoun’s Taylor Kelly doubled to start the inning. After a strikeout and a fly out that moved Kelly to third, Calhoun was able to cash in the first run of the game on a Peyton Clark single.

Calhoun also knocked in two more in the third on three straight hits to make it 3-0.

Alyssa Shawgo recorded the victory for Calhoun while Caitlin Collins received the loss for FPD.

The loss snapped a nine game winning streak by FPD.

The Vikings return to action Saturday, September 15 in day two of the tournament, playing in three games: v. Gordon Lee at 9:00 a.m., v. Trion at 10:45 a.m. and v. Cass at 2:15 p.m.

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