Claim to fame: Wilson is on her fourth year in the Belton varsity softball team. Last season, she was the team’s ace pitcher. Now, she is one of the team’s leading hitters and starting third baseman. Coming into the season, the senior had 76 hits and 57 RBIs in 74 career games.
Your team is currently second in District 8-5A, what does the team need to do to keep up its success?
“I think we will accomplish a lot as long as we keep playing as a team and lift each other up. We have a lot of potential — as long as we play to our full capabilities.”
You role has changed each year on the varsity. How have you adjusted with that each year?
“I just kind of go with the flow and do whatever helps out.”
At what point does Belton coach Matt Blackburn let you know that you will be pitching?
“He usually lets me know a day or two before we play.”
What do you enjoy doing most on the diamond? Pitching or playing the field?
“I like third base and hitting best. Those are my favorite. I have been playing third since my freshman year and I sort of stopped pitching for a while.”
How did you start playing softball?
“I started as a pitcher and playing for my dad when I was 9. It was mostly playing for my dad. He made the game exciting and helped me get into it.”
What do you do to get prepared for a game?
“I don’t listen to music or anything, I just talk to my teammates and have fun.”
What do you enjoy most outside of softball?
“I just enjoy time in the outdoors, going to the lake and being with friends and family.”
What is the most played song on your iPod?”
“Probably ‘She’s Like Texas’ by the Josh Abbott Band.”
What is the last movie you saw and did you enjoy it?
“‘Safe Haven.’ And I did, it was really good. It is a girls movie, though.”
How did you choose your number (5)?
“I did not actually choose it ... I just got it randomly when I was a freshman, but I know there was a story behind it originally, but I don’t know it.
How come you decided to choose Temple College?
“They have great coaches and a great program that will push me to be better.”
What do you see about the Lady Tigers that can help lift it past the regional semifinals, where it was ousted the last two years?
“It is just like a big family. We hate losing more than we like winning and that is a big key.”
Contact Nick Talbot at email@example.com or (254) 501-7569