Wilson signs to play softball at John A. Logan

Bailey Wilson signs her letter of intent to play softball at John A. Logan College. Pictured (L-R): Trella Wilson (mother), Bailey Wilson, Bryar Wilson (brother), Barry Wilson (father). Back Row: Billy Lassiter (Former Coach) and Scott Tucker (Graves County head coach).

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Graves County Lady Eagle shortstop Bailey Wilson has signed her letter of intent to continue her athletic and academic career at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois.

Wilson has played for Graves County since her eighth-grade year and will enter her fifth year as a Lady Eagle this spring.

During her career as a Lady Eagle, Wilson has been named All-Region twice, All-District once and All-Purchase all three of her high school years.

When choosing John A., Wilson says the coaching staff and a Lady Eagle connection helped make her decision easier.

"I went on a couple of visits but at John A. I liked the coaches and felt a connection with them," Wilson said. "One of my friends, Kristen Wimsatt, who also went to Graves County, said she really liked it up there and so did my parents so they all encouraged me."

Wilson credits head coach Scott Tucker with helping her become the athlete she is today.

"Coach Tucker has taught me a lot and has pushed me to be the best that I can be," Wilson said. "He's believed in me more than most coaches have and has really pushed me to my limits."

When asked about Wilson as a person and player, Tucker was at a loss for words.

"(Bailey) is a very skilled athlete," Tucker said. "She can hit it, she can field it and she can run, she has all the assets, John A. Logan got a great player in her. For us, she's been; I can't even say the words, she's just a winner. She's done things for our program that I can't even put into words."