Wilde leads Baker to softball win

Baker softball

Baker’s Tori Foster slides into home with the first run of the game against Holmes County on Thursday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:51 PM.

BAKER — Thursday was typical for Baker senior softball pitcher Macie Wilde as the Gators hosted Holmes County in the District 2-1A opener.

Wilde went the distance in the circle for the Gators, striking out 13 Blue Devil batters while giving up three walks and five hits as Baker won 8-2.

Only one hit — a sixth-inning double by Courtney English — made it to the outfield.

“Macie was on,” Baker coach John Carlisle said. “Macie did a great job in the circle. The walks were spaced out and didn’t really hurt us any, and those are the things you really can’t defend against.

“She hit her stride in the middle of the game where she started getting stronger as the game went on. And then, as we got toward the end of the game, she was able to put the nail in and close the door on it, which was good.”

The Gators (2-2, 1-0) wasted no time in jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. A one-out base hit by Tori Foster started things.

Holly Stanley was next up for the Gators. She was safe at first on a Blue Devil error with Foster advancing to third base on the play. Foster scored on an Alexis Mitchem single and Stanley went home on a passed ball.

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