Softball Day Two Recaps at Chattanooga-Score International Tourney

CHATTANOOGA- Below are the recaps of Day Two of the Chattanooga-Score International Tourney (CSIT) for the First Presbyterian Day School softball team:

v. Cass (2:15 p.m.): L 7-6

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The First Presbyterian Day School softball team (12-10, 2-0 Reg. 7-A) dropped its final game to Cass High School 7-6 on Saturday afternoon in five frames at the CSIT .

With the loss, the Vikings travel home with a 2-3 record in the tourney.

FPD led 3-0 heading into the bottom of the second, but Cass managed to plate five runs in the frame to take the lead.

The Vikings slowly chipped away with one run in the second, third and fourth and evened the match at 5-5 heading into the bottom of the fourth.

Cass would answer with two runs, however, to make it a 7-5. FPD tallied one run in the top of the fifth, but could do no more.

The Vikings outhit Cass 11-5 in the contest. Claire Crawford, Caitlin Collins, and Ashleigh Powers recorded two hits each in the loss. All 11 Viking hits were singles.

Collins was tacked with the loss in the match. The Viking defense committed four errors in the game and 10 overall on the day.

FPD wastes no time, hitting the field for a Region 7-A doubleheader showdown with Twiggs County High School on Tuesday, September 18. The time of first pitch will be determined prior to Tuesday. Check back at for the latest.

v. Trion (10:45 a.m.): W 8-4

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The First Presbyterian Day School softball team (12-9, 2-0 Reg. 7-A) responded after an early morning loss by doubling-up Trion in an 8-4 win on Saturday morning in four innings.

The Vikings trailed 4-0 heading into the top of the third, but rallied to score eight runs in the final two frames to record the victory.

FPD got on the board after Jenna Byrd doubled home Claire Crawford in the fourth. The Vikings would then score on a Jill Rogers single, scoring Alli Estes to make it 3-2. Caitlin Collins also came home on a throwing error by Trion to even the match at 3-3.

Trion took the lead 4-3 in the bottom of the third, but the Vikings had other plans for the final frame.

In the fourth, Courtney Lawrence led things off with a single followed by a botched throw by Trion on a Caroline Harrison sacrifice bunt attempt. Both players would come around to score on back to back singles by Crawford and Byrd. Pitcher Caitlin Collins also helped out her own cause, singling home another run for a 6-4 Viking advantage.

FPD added two more in the top half of the fourth and held Trion scoreless in the bottom half to hang on for an 8-4 win.

The Vikings out-hit Trion 7-6 on the day. Collins notched the win for FPD, tossing 3.1 innings and striking out three. Both defenses combined for five errors in the contest: three committed by Trion and two by FPD.

The Vikings play Cass at 2:15 p.m. in its final game of the Chattanooga-Score International Tourney.


v. Gordon Lee (9:00 a.m.): L 5-3

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The First Presbyterian Day School softball team (11-9, 2-0 Reg. 7-A) had an early advantage against Gordon Lee, but gave up four runs in the final two innings, falling 5-3 on Saturday morning.

The Vikings accounted for five hits in the early morning contest. However, FPD committed four errors in the game, leading to four unearned runs.

FPD lead early 2-1 after the first and 3-1 after the third.

At the plate, Claire Crawford, who recorded two singles in the match, led the Vikings.

The Vikings are now 1-2 in the tournament with two games left against Trion and Cass.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting