Webb City 12U softball preps for state tournament

Webb City gets a shot at state after COVID-19 ended their season after districts in 2020.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – The Webb City 12-and-under softball team is heading to the state tournament.

“I’m pretty nervous,” says pitcher Kyleigh Pinion, “but at the same, time I’m more excited to have another opportunity.”

“It’s really exciting,” says catcher Brie Parker, “I’m really glad we get to keep playing this year.”

“Our defense is strong,” Pinion adds of her team, “but it’s mostly our mental part of it and how positive we all stay.”

Webb City claimed back-to-back district titles last week to punch their ticket to Desoto for the state tournament.

Last year, their season ended after districts due to COVID-19 – leaving them wondering what could have been after ending on a district crown.

“I really thought that we had a chance to go a long way last year,” says head coach Eric Parker, “With COVID hitting, all we got to do is play districts and win districts. This year the girls have a chance to go up and go further and have a chance at state. Hopefully we can advance past state and see how far we can go.”

“It’s pretty cool being able to go to state this time, and maybe even make it farther,” Pinion says.

It was a dominant week for Webb City softball of all ages.

The 12U team joins the 8U, 10U and 16 U teams as district champions.

“It’s a very sports-oriented town,” Parker says of Webb City, “The community backs them well. They care about the kids and the buy into it and they invest in them. We’ll just show up there, try to do our best and adjust as we go.”