By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-TImes
After opening the season with a pair of losses, the East Webster fast-
pitch softball team has righted its ship in a big way.
Over a four-game stretch last week the 6-2 Lady Wolverines scored a
whopping 62 runs, while giving up just four. East Webster beat Weir
19-1, Yazoo County 13-0, South Pontotoc 15-1 and Houston 15-2.
The Lady Wolverines have three seniors, a junior and four sophomores
on the team.
“We are fairly young,” said EW head coach Lee Berryhill, who is
making the transition from baseball to softball. “There are a lot of
similarities. The games are played a lot alike. The field is shorter,
but the strategies and basic fundamentals are the same.
“It comes down to pitching,” Berryhill said. “You have to make the
pitches and then put the ball in play on offense. I have brought
those philosophies with me and I will adjust as I need to.”
Freshman Bailie Springfield will handle most of the pitching for the
Lady Wolverines this year, while Olive Doss is behind the plate. The
infield has Bailey Williams at first base, Kendall Wilkinson at
second, eighth grader Jenna Pate at short and Mamie Hollenhead at
third. Katie Gordon is in left, Elaine Hill in center and Kandler
Flora in right.
“We don’t have a lot of team speed, but we are going to put the ball
in play on offense and try to put pressure on the other team,”
Berryhill said. “We want to eliminate the strikeout and make them
field the ball.”
East Webster will be competing in the same division with Eupora,
Ackerman and Hamilton.