East Webster's perfect record.
From staff reports
HOUSTON - The Houston Lady Toppers softball team put a mar on the unbeaten record of the Lady Wolves of East Webster last Saturday. The Houston girls battled back from a slow start and got a rally going for an 8-6 win and a close "county-cousin" victory.
Dominique Moore and Shelby Whitt had two singles each, with Haley Gravat had a single and a triple. Hanna Wilson stole the show with a single and triple for four RBI.
The Lady Toppers got the win to finish an up and down week.
"We have struggled to stay consistent," said Coach Keith Jernigan. "We play well one game and then struggle to hit and make too many errors the next."
Jernigan said that the team is spending a lot of time on the field this spring.
"The season was shortened by two weeks this year which left us playing four or five days each week," Jernigan said. "That doesn't leave much time for practice or rest."
n March 2
* HHS 4, Ackerman 7
Haley Gravat had two singles with two RBI and K. B. Weaver had a double. Raven Hayes, Shelby Whitt and Dominique Moore all had a single each.
n March 5
* HHS 3, Eupora 0
Hayes and Whitt each had a single, Paige Smith and Hanna Wilson each had a double and Gravat got a triple.
n March 6
* HHS 2, Nettleton 8
Whitt had a single and a double while Moore, Smith and Avery Springer all had a single each.
n March 7
* HHS 10, Columbus 0
Hayes had a single and a double while Smith and Wilson had two singles each. Moore, Gravat, Whitt, Brittany Winter and Ellen Whitt all singled in the effort.
* HHS 5, Summerton, Ala. 8
Smith had a single and a double, Gravat had two singles and Springer had a double. S. Whitt and Audi Dendy each singled.
The Varsity finished the week with an overall 7-6 record and 1-1 in division. Jernigan is optimistic about the upcoming week and some important games.
"We have managed to get some wins over some of the better teams in our area," Jernigan said. "They girls are beginning to hit much better which helps a lot. Defensive errors have been our main problem but hopefully we have started to settle in on positions which should help."
The Lady Toppers were set to host Amory on Tuesday and then hit the road to Aberdeen on Thursday, Bruce on Friday and the South Pontotoc tournament on Saturday. They will be back in town hosting Louisville on March 16.
The Lady Topper JV had a big week, winning four and dropping only one game.
* HHS 11, Ackerman 2
* HHS 13, Eupora 2
* HHS 3, Nettleton 2
* HHS 11, EW 1
* HHS 2, Nanih Waiah 4
"Our JV players have done extremely well this season," Jernigan said. "The girls really hit the ball well and usually are solid on defense. They are getting the experience needed to play at the next level."
The JV finished the week 8-2-1.