Eupora baseball makes annual Florida trip

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times

While Ponce de Leon may have gone to what would eventually become
Florida in search of the fountain of youth, the young Eupora Eagles
headed to the Sunshine State in search of something just as elusive —
a win.

Following an 8-0 loss to East Webster on Friday, the Eagles — now 0-4
— on the season boarded the bus on Saturday for a three-game swing
over a four-day period.
“I’m just hoping we can come together and be more of a team and bond
a little bit,” said Eupora High School head baseball coach Brad
Mitchell. “I just want them to relax and play. Everything is new to
them and everything is new to me. We just all need to get adjusted.”

The Eagles were scheduled to play Pine Forest on Monday, then take on
West Florida on Tuesday night. After a day off on Wednesday, the
Eagles are set to close out the annual spring break trip against Gulf
Breeze.

After returning from Florida, the Eagles will host Weir in a make-up
game Monday at 3:30 p.m., before visiting Leake County for a district
contest on Tuesday, March 19.
The Eagles had plenty of base runners in their district-opening loss
to arch-rival East Webster, but just couldn’t push any runs across
the plate.

“We had runners in scoring position in five out of seven innings,”
Mitchell said. “When they (East Webster) had runners in scoring
position they got the big hits. We had eight kids with a hit apiece,
the difference was we just didn’t get the hits when we needed them.”