Lady Wolves rolling toward division play

The Lady Wolverines picked up a decisive 13-3 win in five innings over the Lady Hilltoppers Sept. 12 and are heading into Topperland for tourney action, but preparation for division play is foremost on coach Lee Berryhill’s mind.
“We’re not looking ahead game to game,” Berryhill said. “We’re looking ahead to where we want to be as a team. Overall they’re just kids who come to work every day and they’re getting better every day.”
The Lady Toppers started the top of the first with two runs, but the Lady Wolverines went up by one in the bottom of the frame and used the bottom of the second as their springboard.
Kandler Flora singled at lead-off and Josie Reed sent her to third to set up Emily Nason’s RBI. Bailie Springfield, Mamie Hollenhead, Kerrigan Clark and Maddie Flemings all added RBIs in the inning for a 9-3 Lady Wolverine lead.
The Houston girls plated a run in the top of the third as Josie Anderson’s shot over second sent Mary Kansas Sullivan home, but that ended the Houston scoring.
East Webster added two runs in the bottom of the fourth and two in the bottom of the fifth to end the game.
Berryhill credited strategy at the plate for keeping the Lady Toppers off balance.
“Up the middle and opps,” Berryhill said. “We get people on and stress hitting opps and they executed all the away around. They (Houston) were getting out when we hit opposite,but we were scoring runs.”
The Lady Wolverines were scheduled to play French Camp and South Pontotoc this week on their way to the Houston tournament Saturday. The East Webster girls will take on Vardaman and Choctaw Central on the Houston field Saturday.web soft ew