Softball Drops First Region Game at GMC

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.- Claire Crawford recorded a 3-for-4 day with all three hits coming as doubles, but the First Presbyterian Day School softball team (15-11, 5-1 Reg. 7-A) dropped its first region game of the year 4-1 on the road to Georgia Military College Prep on Tuesday, September 25.

With the loss, the Vikings and the Bulldogs have now split both regular season games, each winning on its home turf.

GMC took the lead in the second inning when Kaylie Harding singled home Jessica Hayles for a 1-0 lead. The Bulldogs tacked on three more runs in the third inning on a Macy Watkins double that brought in Sutton Long to make it 2-0. Hayles also singled to bring in two more for a 4-0 advantage.

FPD would get its only run of the match in the fourth frame when Caitlin Collins singled home Crawford.

In the circle, Watkins recorded the victory for GMC while Collins took the loss for FPD.

The Vikings return to action on Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m., hosting “Senior Night 2012” vs. Rutland High School at the FPD Softball Complex.

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