By: Jake Hood
Wilson Central defeated the Panthers at Portland in an 11-0 shutout.
The Wildcats exploded offensively early in the game. By the third inning, the Wildcats had scored 8 runs on the board and tallied 3 more in the fifth to finish the game with the a 5-inning mercy rule. This came off of 9 hits and 4 errors by Portland.
Mason Everett highlighted Wilson Central’s offense with 2 hits, one of which was a solo home run to left field. Blaine Mabry and Jackson Odette had multi-hit games as well. Mabry had a triple while Everett and Gabe Jennings each produced 2 RBIs for the Wildcats. Nick Baker tossed a 2-hit shutout, striking out five.
The Wildcats look to carry this momentum into an exhibition with East Nashville on Friday and their final district series with second place Station Camp next week. The Wildcats remain in contention for the 2-seed in the district tournament.
Wilson Central now stands at a 17-11 (7-5) record, and they will take on East Nashville at home this past Friday, April 26.