This week, Western Panther Abi Wilcoxson broke the all-time home run record at Western High School. The achievement will also place her in the Michigan high school softball athletic association record book for career home runs.
JTV Sports | May 22nd, 2019 | Gabriel Schray
Jackson, Michigan– Abi Wilcoxson, a Junior at Western High School, has broken the softball program’s all time home run record. In her last contest, she had 3 home runs, which puts her at 28 total in her career.
Head Coach Tonya Basset has been leading the Panthers since 2003. During her 16 year career she has been assisted by coach Donna Farmer while amassing more than 320 wins. She has seen three Panthers earn their way into the MHSAA record books for hitting.
The first Panther in the MHSAA record books for career home runs was Madison Cooper. Cooper played from 2010 – 2013 and held the western high school career home run record with 24. This record held up until last season when Taylor Nichols finished her career with 26 home runs. She is now also in the MHSAA record books.
(PHOTO: The 2018-2019 Western Panther Varsity Softball Team, courtesy of Western Schools)
This week Western Panther Abi Wilcoxson has become the newest member to this slugging club. She entered after hitting her 27th career homer.
Images in this article courtesy of Western Community Schools. This article is comprised of information from a Western Community Schools press release. For more local sports news and information, you can connect with JTV Sports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This article was wirtten by JTV’s Gabriel Schray. He is in his fifth year covering Jackson Area sports and news for JTV. You can connect with Gabriel on Twitter,Instagram and Facebook as well.