7-3 East Webster still week away from region play

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times


The Wolverines of East Webster High School hope to use a pair of road games against Class 1A French Camp Academy — which has a pair of strong pitchers in Hagan Box and Cole Henson — to help prepare them for region play that begins on March 28.

“When we throw strikes, we play pretty well,” said East Webster head baseball coach Wes Johnson. “We are 7-3 and all three of those loses were really close losses.”

The Wolverines took an 8-5 win over Tishomingo County in the Saltillo Tournament on Thursday, before dropping a 10-5 decision to West Point. “We really played okay,” Johnson said of his team’s loss to West Point. “They just hit the ball and we walked a few.”

Dillon Silver had three hits to lead EW against West Point, while John Wofford Williams picked up a pair of hits as well.

Colby Crowley delivered a key three-run double and Luke Wilson had a pair of hits to push the Wolverines past Tishomingo County. Derek Jones also had a key hit in the game for the winners, while Cody Boland went a strong 5.2 innings on the mound to get the win.

East Webster is set to visit French Camp at 6 p.m. on Friday, then make the trip over to Choctaw County to play the Panthers again on Monday. That game is set to start at 3:30 p.m.

EW will open its region play by hosting Eupora on March 28, then taking on both Nanih Waiya and Hatley in home non-league games the following day. The Wolverines are set to visit Eupora on April 1.

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