NCHSAA validates Watson’s record|Former Pam Pack star tallied 1,245 career strikeouts

Published 2:08 am Wednesday, June 30, 2010

By Staff
Staff Reports
A year after Washington superstar Charity Watson graduated, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association confirmed the former Pam Pack hurler’s place among the great strikeout pitchers in the history of the state.
Last week, the NCHSAA updated its record books and officially recognized Watson’s 1,245 career strikeouts as the fourth highest total in the state.
Watson, the four-time Washington Daily News Pitcher of the Year, can find her named sprinkled all over the record books.
In 2006, Watson fanned 384 batters, which is the 10th highest single season total in the state, while her 359 punch outs during her senior year ranks 15th.
The former Pam Pack hurler also threw five perfect games, which puts her at sixth on the all-time list, as does her 17 career no-hitters.
In her four years with the Pack, Watson tossed 53 shutouts, racking up the fifth highest total in state history. The Washington legend wrapped up her Pam Pack career with a remarkable .29 ERA, which is fifth all-time.
Watson continued to blow away the competition at the next level as a member of the Pitt Community College Bulldogs. Watson helped lead her team to a Region X championship and a trip to the NJCAA World Series this year.
Watson, who was named NJCAA Pitcher of the Week three times during her freshman campaign, finished the season with a 31-5 record, striking out 431 batters in only 250.2 innings. Watson allowed a mere 75 hits en route to ending the year with a .42 ERA.