East Webster softball team riding winning streak

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times


East Webster slow-pitch softball coach Lee Berryhill is pleased with the way his team is pulling out victories, even in tight situations, but says he is looking for a little more consistency as the Lady Wolverines move closer to region play.

“We’ve been hitting the ball pretty well, but we just need to executive a little better,” Berryhill said. “We have a couple of weeks to get better at a few things.”

EW, now 9-2 on the season, doesn’t open district play until Eupora pays a visit on Sept. 26. The Lady Wolverines will be competing with the Lady Eagles of EHS and Calhoun City for the two available playoff spots in the district.

East Webster beat Noxapater 18-3 last Thursday then took a pair of 10-0 wins over Booneville and Grenada in the New Albany Tournament on Saturday, before squeaking out a tight one 5-3 against homestanding Nanih Waiya on Monday.

“It was a pretty good game,” Berryhill said of the win over the Lady Warriors. “We didn’t do as good a job as we have been of hitting behind the runners to advance them. That probably cost us a couple runs. But it was a good defensive game by both teams.”

Jennah Pate smashed a three-run first-inning home run for the Lady Wolverines, while Mamie Hollenhead, Madison Flemings, and Kerrigan Clark had two hits each.

East Webster banged out 14 hits in the big win over Noxapater, with

Clark picking up a double and single and Bailie Springfield, Kendall Wilkinson and Pate each getting two singles each. Pate cranked out two doubles in the five-inning win over Booneville, while Hollenhead, Wilkinson and Springfield had two singles each.

Jessi Reed had a double and two singles and Pate delivered three hits in the shutout win over Grenada, while Hollenhead, Flemings, Geneva White and Kandler Flora had two hits each.