Softball Players Receive All-Middle Georgia Recognition

MACON, Ga.- The First Presbyterian Day School softball team landed eight players on the All-Middle Georgia softball team, announced by the Macon Telegraph on December 20, 2012.

Highlighting the list were first team members Claire Crawford and Jenna Byrd.

Crawford, who has committed to play at Georgia Military College in 2013, had a stellar year at the dish for the Vikings. The senior hit .487, drove in 19 runs, and scored 35 times for the Lady Vikings. Crawford’s defense was also noticeable behind the dish as she served as catcher for FPD much of the season.

Byrd, who played through a torn ACL for the majority of the 2012 season, was also a threat to opposing teams at the plate. The senior batted .493, scored 24 runs, had seven doubles, and four home runs, three of which came in the region championship game against Glascock County.

Joining Crawford and Byrd on the list are second team members Hannah Davis and Caitlin Collins. Davis, the senior, was terrific at patrolling the outfield grounds at the FPD Softball Complex and Collins, a junior, showed multiple signs of maturity in the circle for the Lady Vikings throughout the 2012 season.

Also gaining honorable mention accolades are sophomore outfielder Sumner Carlton, sophomore infielder Courtney Lawrence, junior outfielder Mary Micah Lee and freshman infielder Jill Rogers.

For a complete list on the All-Middle Georgia Softball Team, click here.

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