Lady Wolverines bounce back to win opener in playoffs

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times

 

It’s just hard to beat good hitting when it comes to slow-pitch softball. Especially when it can be found up and down the lineup.

The Lady Wolverines of East Webster used their big bats to bounce back from a 6-3 loss to a feisty Union team in game one of their-best-of-three series on Tuesday, to take games two and three 13-0 and 13-7 to advance to the second round of the MHSAA Class 2A State Slow-Pitch Playoffs.

“The first game was one of those games where nothing just seemed to go right,” said EWHS head coach Lee Berryhill. “We popped the ball up a lot and then when we did square one up we would hit it right at somebody. You have to give Union credit, they made all the routine plays and played a real solid game.”

But then came games two and three.

“The girls just did a good job of all pulling together and playing as a team,” Berryhill said. “We started hitting the ball and got the momentum and were able to just put them away.”

Autumn Frost had two homers on the day for the Lady Wolverines, while Jennah Pate also homered and Mamie Hollenhead belted a trio of doubles.

Next up for East Webster is a home match-up against West Lincoln. The best-of-three series is set to begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday. If the Lady Wolverines win on Saturday, they will play in round three on Tuesday.