Wilson Jacks One Out But Watauga Loses Nailbiter, 5-4

Wilson Jacks One Out But Watauga Loses Nailbiter, 5-4
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Gracie Proffit makes contact for Watauga

By David Rogers. March 29, 2017. BOONE, NC — Starting pitcher Jada Wilson pitched an extra inning, complete game AND clubbed a solo home run over the centerfield fence in the 4th inning, but Watauga’s softball Pioneers ended up coming out on the wrong end of a back and forth dogfight on Tuesday, losing to South Caldwell, 5-4.

COVER IMAGE: South Caldwell sophomore Jenna Pittman slides across home plate for a late Spartan run. Photographic images by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

3B Julia Parsons got a key hit and scored the Pioneers’ last run in the 5th inning.

Watauga rapped out seven hits, including Wilson’s HR and doubles by sophomore Kloie Greene and freshman Taylor Lipford. Wilson limited the Spartans to six hits, but walked two, hit two batters, threw one wild pitch, and was victimized by four fielding errors.

The loss drops the Pioneers’ season record to 5-7 overall, 3-4 in Northwestern Conference play. They host St. Stephens on Friday, with the junior varsity set for 4:00 pm and the varsity matchup immediately after.



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