Softball Wins Jefferson Davis Invitational

HAZELHURST, Ga. – The First Presbyterian Day School softball team won five consecutive games, three coming on Saturday, September 7, to claim the Jefferson Davis Invitational.

After two wins on Friday, September 6, the Lady Vikings continued their winning ways with timely hitting and pitching.

FPD outscored its opponents on Saturday 17-2 and Carli Sutton picked up three wins in the circle to move her season record to 10-2.

In the first game on Saturday, FPD defeated Fitzgerald High School 8-0 behind the three RBI’s of Mary Micah Lee.

Sumner Carlton scored three runs and Katherin Strickland, Jill Rogers, Caitlin Collins and Carlton all recorded doubles.

In the second game of the afternoon, the Lady Vikings took care of business against Treutlen County, winning 6-0.

Courtney Lawrence drove in two runs for FPD while a whopping five Lady Vikings racked up two or more hits.

In the championship game, FPD took to the field against Bacon County and pulled out a 3-2 victory in seven innings despite trailing 2-0 for the first two frames.

FPD scored three runs in the third inning, two coming off the bat of a Rogers double.

The five wins over the weekend pushes FPD’s winning streak to seven games.

The Lady Vikings (10-4) return to action on Tuesday, September 10 with the start of region play, taking on Wilkinson County at home at 5 p.m.

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 as a member of the Georgia High School Association. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting


Saturday, September 7, 2013



BCO 200-000-0 – 2-5-3

FPD 003-000-0 – 3-4-1

WP: Carli Sutton (9-2). LP: Lewis.

2B: FPD – Jill Rogers; BCO – Lewis.

Game notes: Rogers had two RBI…Courtney Lawrence was 2-2 for FPD…FPD wins the Jefferson Davis Invitational.

Records: FPD 10-4.

Next: Wilkinson at FPD, 5 p.m., Tuesday.


Saturday, September 7, 2013



FPD 003-021-0 – 6-12-0

TCO 000-000-0 – 0-6-1

WP: Carli Sutton (8-2). LP: Page.

2B: FPD – Caitlin Collins.

Game notes: Courtney Lawrence had 2 RBI for FPD…Five players had two hits for FPD…The win against Treutlen advanced FPD into the tournament championship game.

Records: FPD 9-4.

Next: FPD v. Bacon County, 3:30 p.m., Saturday.


Saturday, September 7, 2013


(Jefferson Davis Invitational)


FGH 000-000 – 0-4-4

FPD 001-052 – 8-12-3

WP: Carli Sutton (7-2). LP: Dorough.

2B: FPD – Katherine Strickland, Jill Rogers, Sumner Carlton, Caitlin Collins.

Game notes: Mary Micah Lee had 3 RBI…Carlton scored three runs…FPD did not strikeout at the plate.

Records: FPD 8-4.

Next: FPD v. Treutlen at Jefferson Davis Invite, 1:30 p.m., Saturday.