East Webster ready for tough challenge beginning Thursday

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times

You can look at things as a disadvantage or an opportunity. While he could complain about his team having to play five games in a five-day span, veteran East Webster head baseball coach would rather look it as an opportunity for his Wolverines to rise to the occasion.

“You can’t do anything about it,” Johnson said of the poor weather recently that forced several of his team’s game to be rescheduled, setting up his team’s grueling schedule that begins Thursday when East Webster hosts Calhoun City. “We are all in the same boat. Everybody has games backed up due to the weather. We have pretty good pitching depth, but it will give some kids a chance to step up to the plate. They just have to face the challenge.”

After hosting Calhoun City in a region game on Thursday, EW hosts Okolona for a league doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m on Friday. The Wolverines then visit Houlka Saturday at 1 p.m. and North Pontotoc at 5 p.m. on Saturday. After a day off the Wolverines return to league action by visiting Calhoun City at 7 p.m. on Monday.

EW is currently 2-0 in the region, thanks to a two-game sweep of Eupora last week.