Eupora Lady Eagles beginning to turn corner

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times

After winning just one of its first six games, the Eupora High School
fast-pitch softball team seems to be headed in the right direction.

The Lady Eagles split four games in the annual Clarkdale Spring Fling
tournament in Meridian last week, then took a thrilling 4-3 win over
Bruce on Monday night to improve their record to 5-9 on the season.

“We are going together,” said EHS head coach Kaley Harris. “It’s not
just one person, it’s the whole team that is working together. That’s
what we have to have. We get into division play soon and we need to
be playing well when we get there.”

EHS trailed Bruce 2-0 until tying the game in the fifth. After the
teams each scored a run to make it 3-3, the game went into extra
innings where Erica Hawes drove in Mackenzy Garrard in the bottom of
the eighth inning to give the Lady Eagles the win.

Jalisa Bell had a triple in the game for the winners, while Sarah
Grace Wade popped a double.

In the Clarkdale Spring Fling, the Lady Eagles played two games on
Friday and two more on Saturday, winning one and losing one each day.

On Friday, Eupora defeated West Lauderdale 7-5, before losing to
Union 10-4. Saturday saw the Lady Eagles beat host Clarkdale 6-1 and
then lose to West Harrison 10-1.

Eupora visits Vardaman on Thursday for a 6 p.m. varsity contest,
before traveling to Houston on Friday to take on West Point at 5 p.m.
and Houston at 6:30 p.m.

The Lady Eagles will take part in a junior varsity tournament at
Neshoba Central on Saturday.