Wolverines 3-2 headed into match-up with Eupora

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times

The East Webster baseball team has experienced a little bit of good
and a little bit of bad this past week.

After opening the weekend with an 11-2 win over Bruce, the Wolverines
dropped a pair of games on Saturday, losing to Kossuth 7-6 and Hatley
10-4. They then bounced back to roll past Vardaman 13-1 on Monday.

EWHS head coach Wes Johnson is hoping that positive momentum will
move forward with his Wolverines as they host district foe and arch-
rival Eupora on Friday before hosting their own East Webster Classic
on Saturday and Monday.

Austin McGinnis and Codie McKee combined for five hits and eight of
East Webster’s 11 RBIs to lead the Wolverines to the big win over
Bruce on Friday.

“Our two seniors really came up big for us right there,” Johnson
said. McGinnis had a double to go with two singles, while Tyler Doss
and McGinnis each had a pair of singles. Derek Jones and Doss also
combined for a six-hitter on the mound for EW.

It looked as if East Webster was going to make it three wins in a row
to open the season when the Wolverines took a 6-0 lead over Kossuth
on a snowy Saturday, only to have errors and walks virtually give the
game away.

“The thing that was so bad is that we played well the whole game and
pretty much had control of the game,” Johnson. “We were fighting the
terrible conditions and things kind of snowballed on us.”

Chase Keller belted a two-run homer for EW in the game, while
McGinnis had a strong effort on the mound.

Johnson said that by the time the Hatley game rolled around, East
Webster was out of pithing as it dropped the 10-4 decision to the
home team.

Eighth-grader Spencer Carden got his first varsity start on the mound
in the win over Vardaman on Monday, striking out six and walking one
in four solid innings of work. Doss belted a double and a two-run
homer for the winners, while Shelton Tillery and McKinley Hollenhead
had a pair of hits each.

After hosting Eupora on Friday, the Wolverines take on Caledonia and
Calhoun City on Saturday, before entertaining Noxapater and Hebron
Christian on Monday.

The full schedule for Saturday’s action in the East Webster Classic
is as follows: 10 a.m. — Bruce vs. Caledonia; 12:30 p.m. — East
Webster vs. Caledonia; 3 p.m. — Bruce vs. Calhoun City; and 5:30 p.m.
— East Webster vs.Calhoun City.

Monday’s slate of games are as follows: 10 a.m. — East Webster vs.
Noxapater; 12:30 p.m. — Vardaman vs. Noxapater; 3 p.m. — Vardaman vs.
Hebron Christian; 5:15 p.m. — Calhoun City vs. Caledonia; and 7:30
p.m. — East Webster vs. Hebron Christian.

Lady Wolverines earn back-to-back win

The East Webster fast-pitch softball team is looking out to close out
the pre-spring break portion of its schedule in fine fashion as the
Lady Wolverines host South Pontotoc on Thursday, then take part in
the Winona Tournament on Saturday.

EW won a pair of games last week, edging Nanih Waiya 11-10 on Monday
and then blanking Vardaman 3-0 on Thursday.

The Lady Wolverines were set to have played Houston on Tuesday, but
no score was reported.

Thursday’s varsity game with South Pontotoc is scheduled for 6 p.m..
The Lady Wolverines take on Weir at 9:45 a.m. and Yazoo County at
12:15 p.m. in the Winona Tournament on Saturday.

To report more details on East Webster softball or any other sport
related to Webster County please e-mail Austin Bishop at
BrotherA4him@hotmail.com or call him at 601-938-2471.