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Worsham Throws Third Career No-No as Lady Vikings Blast Mount de Sales 15-0

MACON, Ga. – FPD senior pitcher Peyton Worsham threw her third career no-hitter and second of the 2015 season and her offense backed her up with plenty of support as the Lady Vikings (11-4, 4-1 Reg. 7A) rolled to a 15-0 three-inning victory over the Mount de Sales Lady Cavaliers (3-5, 1-4 Reg. 7A) on Thursday night at the FPD Softball Complex.

“It feels great to definitely throw a no-hitter even if it was only three inning,” Worsham said, who finished with six strikeouts. “We’ve been very unfocused lately, so to get that focus back is good to know moving forward and to see that everyone is back to where they need to be.”

FPD scored five runs in the first inning, two in the second and erupted for eight in the third to bring the run-rule into effect.

Worsham helped her own cause with two RBI while Caylee Ann Sutton and Katie Culver each drove in two runs.

“This is a good win for our team,” Caylee Ann said. “I think it will just help us more going forward to keep our focus. It was nice to get all of those hits tonight to get our confidence back up because we had been struggling for awhile at the plate.”

Culver’s approach was simple.

“See the ball hit the ball,” Culver said. “I just made a point to swing at the strikes and the pitches I knew I could handle.”

Head coach Jim Turner knows, though, that there is more that lies ahead for his Lady Vikings.

“It’s almost the end of the region play already,” Turner said. “We’ll finish that up and hope to have a good seed for the region tournament. Plus we have Senior Night coming up next week, which will be nice to honor the Class of 2016 in our program.”

Nonetheless, all four can agree on one thing: it’s good to be back on the winning track.

“Coming off those losses a couple of weeks ago really got us down,” Culver said. “But we talked as a team and getting these wins like this one and the one last night against Veterans will definitely propel us over the next 10 days and the rest of the season.”

Added Worsham: “I feel like it’s my job as a senior and with my other senior teammates to keep everyone focused. We can’t let up at any point the rest of the season.”

Worsham’s last no-no came on Aug. 19 in a 10-0 victory against Warner Robins.

FPD returns to action on Monday, Sept. 14, hosting Crawford County High School at 5 p.m. followed by the Senior Night game on Tuesday, Sept. 15 vs. Wilkinson County at 6:30 p.m.

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POST-GAME VIDEOS:

Team Prayer and Celebration (post-game)

Caylee Ann Sutton, Katie Culver and Peyton Worsham

Head Coach Jim Turner

BOX SCORE:
FPD 15, MOUNT DE SALES 0

MDS 000 — 0-0-3
FPD 528 — 15-12-1

WP: Peyton Worsham (5-2). LP: Erin Wallace.

2B: FPD – Worsham.
3B: FPD – Amanda Evans.

Game notes: Worsham struck out six en route to throwing a no hitter, the ninth in FPD Fastpitch program history…Worsham was 2-for-3 with two RBI…Caylee Ann Sutton, Karsen Ochs and Katie Culver each had two RBI for FPD.

Records: FPD 11-4, 4-1 Reg. 7A; Mount de Sales 3-5, 1-4 Reg. 7A.

Next: Crawford County at FPD, 5 p.m., Monday; Mount de Sales at Howard, 2 p.m., Saturday.