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Ten Softball Players Land on GHSA All-Region 7-A Squad

MACON, Ga. – FPD head softball coach Jim Turner is pleased to announce that 10 members of the Lady Viking softball team have earned spots on the GHSA All-Region 7-A Team.

“We are really proud of these girls and their commitment to our program,” Turner said. “They worked hard all summer and the entire season.”

The Lady Vikings landed six players on the All-Region 7-A First Team: seniors Sumner Carlton and Courtney Lawrence, juniors Peyton Worsham and Jill Rogers and sophomores Allie Parkerson and Carli Sutton.

“All of our girls contributed this year,” Turner said. “They played as a team first and we all benefited from their positive attitude and work ethic.”

Carlton led the team with a .442 batting average in 2014. The lefty was also first on the team in hits with 38, 28 of which were singles. She also paced the squad in triples with three.

Lawrence proved to be one of FPD’s most reliable run-producers in 2014, leading the team in RBI’s with 26.

Worsham turned in an impressive 2014 campaign in her first season as a Lady Viking. The right-handed power pitcher finished with a 12-4 record and a team-best 0.955 ERA. She was also second on the team in strikeouts with 78.

Rogers also earned a spot on the All-Region 7-A First Team, mainly due to her defensive efforts at shortstop along with her consistency at the plate. The righty was seventh on the team with 14 RBI’s and T-3 with 22 runs scored.

Parkerson added major power to the FPD lineup, finishing in a T-1 with nine doubles on the year. She also blasted three home runs, good for a T-1 with teammate Emily Rutldge.

Rounding out FPD’s All-Region 7-A First Team selections is Sutton. The righty dazzled and fooled hitters all season long, leading the pitching staff with 14 wins and two saves. Her 80 strikeouts was also a team best.

“These girls helped solidify our strong season,” Turner said. “They are great representatives for our school and it’s great to see them honored for their outstanding work.”

Along with FPD’s six first-team members, the Lady Vikings also placed four players on the All-Region 7-A Second Team: junior Caroline Harrison and sophomores Katie Culver, Maggie Renfroe and Emily Rutledge.

“I’m happy for all of these girls,” Turner said. “We’ll miss our seniors but we are excited about what we have coming back for 2015 and beyond.”

The Lady Vikings finished the season at 26-9 and took third place at the GHSA Class-A State Tournament for a second consecutive season. FPD also claimed its ninth region championship in program history with a 4-3 victory over Tattnall Square Academy on Oct. 9.

Continue to check www.fpdvikings.com for coverage of the FPD Softball team in the offseason.

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