By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times
Eupora High School slow-pitch softball coach Kaley Harris was hoping her Lady Eagles would get a chance to get a few more games under their belts before rolling into a trio of key region games that will conclude the regular season. But, the weather had other plans.
EHS’ two games in the West Lauderdale Tournament last Saturday and a scheduled home contest with Grenada on Tuesday were all washed out and won’t be made up.
The last time the Lady Eagles took the field they beat Calhoun City 9-3 to move to 1-0 in league play and extend their overall winning streak to five games.
Eupora now has three consecutive league games in front of it, including a 6 p.m. road contest against rival East Webster on Thursday. The Lady Eagles then visit Calhoun City on Oct. 1 before wrapping up the regular season at home against East Webster on Oct. 3. The top two teams in the region will advance to the MHSAA Class 2A State Playoffs.
“We are going to have to come together as a team and give 100 percent each inning,” Harris said of her Lady Eagles as they get ready for their stretch run. “We need to cut down on errors, make the routine plays and be patient at the plate.”
Following the trio of crucial district games, EHS will wrap up it’s regular season in the East Webster Tournament on Oct. 5.