By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times
Thanks to a split of two games in Saturday’s Eupora Classic, the East Webster High School slow-pitch softball team has jumped out to a 2-1 start on the season.
“We are looking pretty good right now,” said EW head coach Lee Berryhill. “We just need to develop more consistency. We lost four girls off last year’s team and we are working to replace those. We just need to keep improving and I think we will be okay.”
East Webster opened the season by rolling past Bruce 12-0 in its season-opener before falling to Grenada 7-6 in the Lady Wolverines’ second contest of the Eupora classic. The Lady Wolverines then bounced back to take an 11-0 road win over Noxapater on Tuesday.
EWHS is set to host Nanih Waiya on Thursday, before visiting Houston on Monday and then hosting Winona on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Kendall Wilkinson had a strong performance on the mound against Bruce, while also smacking a pair of hits. Also picking up two hits against the Lady Trojans were Kerrigan Clark and Geneva White.
Mamie Hollenhead smashed one out of the park for a grand slam in the loss to Grenada, while Jennah Pate collected three hits.
The Lady Wolverines scored four times in the sixth inning and three in the seventh to turn a 4-0 lead into a solid 11-0 win over Noxapater.
Clark, Madison Flemings and Jessie Reed had two hits each for East Webster in the win over the Lady Tigers, as Wilkinson tossed her second shutout of the season.
The 2013 MHSAA Class 2A Fast-Pitch Softball State Champion East Webster Lady Wolverines will be presented their state championship rings during a halftime celebration at Friday night’s home football game between East Webster and Vardaman.