Wiggins leads LBWPublished 12:03am Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Kaitlynn Wiggins doesn’t flinch.
The LBWCC sophomore pitcher threw in her first game back in about two weeks on Saturday.
She struck out two batters in a complete game to help lead the Lady Saints to a 5-4 second-game victory over Wallace-Dothan.
Wiggins took a line drive off of her forehead in a contest a couple weeks ago, and didn’t even practice pitching in the lead up to the double-header closer against Wallace-Dothan.
She said she played Friday in a road game against Enterprise State, but didn’t take the mound.
“I was just glad to be back out there,” Wiggins said.
The Lady Saints had already dropped a 5-3 decision to the team from Dothan in the first game of the day, and found themselves trailing 4-2 in the seventh inning.
Wiggins was one of two LBWCC players to score in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game up at 4-all.
Then, Lady Saints catcher A.C. Riley, who went 3-for-4, hit an RBI single to score Cortnee Meyers for the game-winning run.
“It was a big win for us,” LBWCC coach Candace Tucker said. “It was nice to win one. We haven’t don’t that in that last week or so.
“Anytime you can come back in the last at bat says a lot about your team,” she said. “I was proud of that.”
Crysta Paulson went 2-for-3; and Calla “CJ” Hintz had two RBIs on one hit in the second inning.
“That was pretty big for (Hintz),” Tucker said.
Throughout the entire outing, Wiggins said she thought it went well considering that she didn’t practice pitching a single day leading up to the game.
“I actually had some people in the stands say there were some adults who flinched,” Wiggins said. “They watched me and said I didn’t flinch.
“When the first girl made contact, it didn’t phase me,” she said.
Behind the plate, Wiggins went 1-for-3.
The Lady Saints are back in action on Friday at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m.