By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times
When it comes to the playoffs, every series is a new adventure. That’s something that veteran East Webster head fast-pitch softball coach Lee Berryhill is well aware off.
“Experience definitely helps, but with kids its all about mentality and frame of mind — being positive and competing,” Berryhill said. “You really don’t know what that will be like from day-to-day or game-to-game.
“It’s just about who is strongest both mentally and physically,” he said. “You have to go through four strong rounds. It’s about who catches the breaks and who takes advantage of them.”
East Webster went undefeated in the region to take first place and earn a first-round bye. That means the Lady Wolverines will open their playoff action on Monday on the road at the winner of a first-round play-in series. The second and third games (if needed) of the best-of-three series would be at East Webster on Tuesday.
The 21-2 Lady Wolverines have closed out the season strong with 7-4 and 14-0 wins over Bruce and a 14-0 victory over Ethel.
Bailie Springfield had a big game in the 14-0 win over Bruce on Monday, going the distance on the mound as well as ripping a triple and double and driving in five runs.
“She was the story on the mound and at the plate,” Berryhill said. The game was 6-0 until EW hit for eight runs in the last inning.