By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times
Eupora head baseball coach Brad Mitchell was hoping to have a little
positive momentum headed into Friday night’s district opener against
homestanding East Webster. But his Eagles didn’t find any on Tuesday
night, as they dropped a 10-3 home decision to Calhoun City.
The loss drops EHS to 0-3 on the season, which includes a 12-1 loss
to French Camp on Saturday night, that saw several key players sit
the game out.
After visiting East Webster at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, the Eagles will
hit the road for their traditional spring trip to Florida. EHS is set
to play Pine Forest on Monday, West Florida on Tuesday and then take
a day off before closing out the trip with a contest at Gulf Breeze
Despite the 0-3 start, Mitchell is confident his team will be ready
for the game against the arch-rival Wolverines of East Webster.
“I think we are ready for district play,” he said. “We are young and
we are still trying to put all of our stuff in. Not being outside
(due to weather conditions), has kind of hindered us a little.
“The biggest thing is we have to hit and find a way to score runs,”
Mitchell added. “One run here and there isn’t going to get it. We are
just not very disciplined at the plate and are swinging at too many
pitches out of the zone. The talent is there, there is no doubt about
that. We have just got to put it all together.”