Macie Wilde signs with Delta State

Macie Wilde

Baker softball standout Macie Wilde takes a swing in a game last season. Wilde signed scholarship papers on Thursday to play for Delta State University in Cleveland. Miss.

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Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 02:06 AM.

BAKER — Macie Wilde, a senior on the Baker softball team, has dreamed of playing softball at the college level for as long as she can remember. Thursday that dream came true when she signed scholarship papers to play for Delta State University, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II school in Cleveland, Miss.

The Statesmen play in the Gulf South Conference, the same conference as West Florida and finished last year with a 29-31 record.

“I’ve been dreaming of this since I was little watching softball on TV,” she said. “It was like, ‘I want to be that girl pitching. I want to be that girl hitting.’

“And now my dream is coming true and I’ll be playing at the next level.”

Gator softball coach John Carlisle was all smiles as he spoke of what Wilde’s signing.

“It’s a great accomplishment for her,” he said. “It’s a culmination of a lot of years and hard work that she has put in, not only with us here, but outside of school.

“I’ve been fortunate and honored to coach her since she was in the sixth grade and I’ve kind of watched her grow up and watched her skills improved. I’m very excited for her, happy for her and proud of her.”

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