Mason Wilson rounds the bases

 

Todd Wilson

Mules teammates surround home plate as Mason avoids the catcher's tag to cross home.

At Wahkiakum High School, the final home game of every season is an opportunity to celebrate all the senior athletes. This Saturday, as senior baseball players Dominic Curl and Tanner Collupy were feted, senior Mason Wilson got a chance to don the uniform and round the bases for the first and last time as a Mule in official competition against the Winlock Cardinals.

Todd Wilson

Mason taking his at-bat accompanied by younger brother Hank Wilson.

"The community rallied around Mason Wilson in a way I could never imagine," Coach Garrett Radcliffe said. "For those who do not know, Mason suffers from a lifelong disability that doesn't allow him to play sports competitively. Despite this, we were able to get Mason an at-bat on Senior Day."

The umpires introduced Wilson and the crowd roared, according to Radcliffe, and as he rounded the bases, the visiting Winlock team cheered him on.

"It was an amazing display of the community coming together, supporting an incredible young man, and sportsmanship in baseball. It is a memory I will not soon forget, and more importantly one that Mason will surely never forget," Radcliffe said. "Thank you everyone for making this possible."

"On behalf of the Wahkiakum High School Mules baseball team, I would like to personally thank our amazing community, the Winlock Cardinals, and the Lower Columbia Umpires Association," he added.

 

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