Wolverines extend winning streak to eight games

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

The East Webster baseball team swept a pair of home games on Monday to stretch its winning streak to eight games and improve to 10-5 overall on the season in the process.

Last week saw EWHS down visiting Winona 12-3 on Tuesday, then blank rival Eupora 8-0 on

Chase Keller (8) watches to see where his ball goes after getting a hit against Newton County. Jason Dyess

Chase Keller (8) watches to see where his ball goes after getting a hit against Newton County.
Jason Dyess

Thursday. On Monday the Wolverines beat Louisville 14-7, then defeated Sheffield (Ala.) 7-0.

The rest of this week’s action sent EWHS on the road to face Eupora on Tuesday, before returning home to entertain Calhoun City on Friday.

East Webster hit for six runs in the first inning and two in the second in the win over Louisville, before the visitors cut it to 8-7 after five innings of play. EWHS then scored five times in the sixth to put the game away.

Jack Wilson had a double and two singles and scored three runs for the Wolverines in the game, while Miller Hancock and John Wofford Williams had a double and single each and Luke Wilson and Dillon Silver each had a pair of singles. Also picking up hits for the winners were Art Thompson and J.T. Slay. Williams scored three times for EW, while Luke Wilson and Silver each crossed the plate twice.

Walker Johnson went a strong six innings in the win over Sheffield, striking out seven and allowing just five hits to earn the win. Hancock smashed a pair of homers and drove in three runs for the Wolverines, while Jack Wilson tripled and Slay and Silver each doubled.

Williams, Luke Wilson and Chase Keller each had singles for EWHS, while Hayden Pate walked three times and Slay had a pair of RBIs.

East Webster had a pair of five-run innings and banged out 12 hits in the win over Winona.

Cody Boland (16) throws a pitch during East Webster's 5-4 win over Newton County.

Cody Boland (16) throws a pitch during East Webster’s 5-4 win over Newton County.

Luke Wilson and Slay had a double and two singles each to power the EW offense in the win, while Williams had a double and a single and Chandler Strickland and Keller had a two-bagger each. Jack Wilson added a pair of singles, while Slay drove in three runs and Williams two.

Cody Boland was strong on the mound, striking out six and giving up just four hits and two walks in six innings. Dalton Brown struck out three batters in his one inning of relief work.

Carson Gilliland gave up just one hit in 6.2 innings of work to earn the win over Eupora. He also struck out five and walked just one.

Williams and Silver had a double and single each for EWHS in the victory, while Hancock, Jack Wilson and Keller had two singles each. Strickland and Slay also had hits. Keller drove in three runs for EW, while Luke Wilson and Hancock scored a pair apiece.