By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress Times
East Webster head coach Lee Berryhill knows full well that from this point out there will be nothing easy about the MHSAA Class 2A Fast-Pitch Softball Playoffs.
The Lady Wolverines were set to begin their run in the playoffs on Wednesday with a trip to Mantachie. EW is set to host the second game of the best-of-three series on Thursday, with the “if necessary” game to follow. The series was scheduled to begin on Monday, but was pushed back due to inclement weather.
“They are going to be a pretty good ball team,” Berryhill said of Mantachie. “But, that’s what you expect at this point and time in the season. You just go out and try to win one game and one series at a time and go as far as you can.”
East Webster received a bye in the first round of the playoffs last week, while Mantachie took a 10-0, 12-0 sweep over Leland to advance to the second round.
The Lady Wolverines weren’t idle, as they closed out the regular season with a 9-5 win over Water Valley.
“We played a pretty solid ballgame both defensively and offensively,” Berryhill said. “Water Valley jumped out on us and scored four runs, but we just scratched back. It was a good game for us, because it made us fight to pull one out.”
The winner of the East Webster-Mantachie series will face the winner of the Strayhorn-Baldwyn series in the third round.