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Softball No-Hits, Run-Rules Wilco. En Route to 15-0 Win

MACON, Ga. – Scoring 15 runs in one game is a welcome sign for any head softball coach.

Repeating that same feat in back-to-back contests is a bonus, especially in region play.

Toss in a no-hitter, and any sports fan would have to agree that times are good.

And that’s exactly what the FPD softball team (5-5, 2-0 Reg. 7) did on Tuesday night, run-ruling and no-hitting the Wilkinson County Lady Warriors 15-0  at the FPD Softball Complex for its second consecutive win.

The victory sets up a key region match at Stratford on Thursday night.

“I thought we played well all around,” head coach Jim Turner said. “We got more timely hitting, moved runners over when we had to and our pitching was dominant.”

Peyton Worsham was dominant that is, recording the seventh no-hitter in FPD Fastpitch history. The last player to complete the same feat was teammate Carli Sutton in a victory over Crawford County on August 21, 2013.

“I have a lot of great teammates around me,” Worsham said. “They got me the lead and I was just able to zero in on throwing the pitches.”

The Lady Vikings took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, when Courtney Lawrence singled to score Emily Rutledge.

FPD put the game out of reach by posting 11 runs in the second inning that saw 16 batters come to the plate. Maggie Renfroe notched three RBI’s in the frame, while Jill Rogers brought in two runs as well.

Altogether, seven Lady Vikings recorded an RBI in the contest.

But it was Worsham’s pitching in the circle that put Wilco away for good. The righty struck out six batters and walked just one.

“We’re a team and that’s what matters,” Worsham said. “The positive atmosphere was uplifting from our coaches and my teammates.”

Turner hopes this barrage of runs and solid pitching continues, especially Thursday against the Lady Eagles.

“They’re a good team,” Turner said. “They’re always well coached. It will be a playoff atmosphere. We just have to stay focused and keep doing what we’re doing.”

First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday night.

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. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

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BOX SCORE:

FPD 15, WILKINSON COUNTY 0

Wilco 000 — 0-0-3
FPD 1(11)3 — 15-6-0

WP: Peyton Worsham (1-1). LP: Hannah Starley.
2B: FPD – Sumner Carlton.
Game notes: Worsham threw FPD’s seventh no-hitter in program history, striking out six and walking one … Maggie Renfroe had three RBI for FPD … Jill Rogers and Courtney Lawrence picked up two RBI each for FPD … Seven different players had an RBI for FPD … FPD walked 11 times … FPD sent 16 players to the plate in the second inning … Lizzie Reed walked three times for FPD.
Record: FPD 5-5, 2-0 Region 7-A.
Next: FPD at Stratford, 7 p.m., Thursday.