Lady Eagles searching for their identity

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times

Seven games into the 2013 season, the young Eupora High School fast-
pitch softball team is still trying to find itself.

“I think the biggest thing we need is experience,” said first-year
EHS head coach Kaley Harris, who served as an assistant las season.
“This games is a lot about pitching and a lot about whether or not
you can hit the ball, and that just comes with experience.”

The Lady Eagles four or five key players off last year’s team,
including the starting pitcher. “We do have six juniors,” Harris
said. “We are hoping next year our experience level will have
increased because of all the young players we are playing.”

Eupora, currently 1-6 on the season, is scheduled to play at Bruce on
Thursday then play host to Weir on Friday with the varsity game set
to start at 6:30 p.m.

Handling the pitching chores for Eupora is Claire Henderson with
Allie Steadman behind the plate. Kaitlin Burton is at first, Marley
Ray at second, Sarah Grace Wade at short and Hai-Leigh Hodges at third.

Jalisa Bell is in left, Hannan McDowell in center and Brittany Cooper
in right.

“I wouldn’t say we are playing great defense right now, but we are
getting there,” Harris said. “Our hitting has improved some and it
just needs to continue.”