Baker softball team drops opener

Baker softball

Macie Wilde delivers a pitch for Baker against Pine Forest on Monday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 01:08 AM.

BAKER — Six strong innings weren’t enough for the Baker softball team as the Gators opened the 2013 season against Pine Forest on Monday.

Baker held the Eagles without a score until the top of the seventh inning when they pushed across two runs to take a 2-1 win over the Gators.

Baker (0-1) did little wrong most of the night.

Gator pitcher Macie Wilde was spot on most of the night striking out 11 batters in the first six innings. At one point she struck out seven of eight batters in a stretch that started in the first inning and went through the third.

She was equally effective keeping the Eagles off base as she gave up just two hits while walking two batters and hitting another with a pitch in the first six innings.

“It’s disappointing,” Baker coach John Carlisle said. “We are going to let it burn for one day and move forward.

“For six-and-a-third innings we played an outstanding defensive game. Macie pitched a heck of a ball game in the circle and was hitting spots early on. She had her game working.”

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