Student Athlete of the Week

Video: Co-Student Athletes of the Week: Mamie Hollenhead and Bailie Springfield, East Webster HS, Girls Softball

CUMBERLAND, Miss. (WCBI) — They’ve won two straight state fast-pitch softball titles. They’ve  added a slow-pitch title in the fall and a basketball title just a few weeks ago. Now Senior Mamie Hollenhead and Junior Bailie Springfield are aiming for a fast-pitch three peat to get their fifth championship ring. That would be a nice touch following a basketball title run that began with the death of their coach, Stan Hughey.

“He was a great guy, a christian and he would always do devotion before games and we’ve never done that before. We have I mean, but he had it more organized and he had someone come in before every game and do that. He was a great coach,” said CO-Junior Student Athlete Bailie Springfield.

“Coach Hughey was one of the best coaches that I’ve could have asked for. I’m so happy that I got to play for a few months for him. I’m so thankful we got to be coached by him even only if it was for a few months,”said CO-Senior Student Athlete Mamie Hollenhead.

Mamie received both a scholarship to play basketball and softball, but she is going to go play softball for the Lady Indians of Itawamba Community College next year. She says another interest has also given her some thought and that’s being a Speech Pathologist.

“It really mainly works with little kids and like older people who’ve had like strokes and it just really seems like something that I can help people and make them better,” said Hollenhead.

Bailie hasn’t given much thought on her plans after next year, but right now her mother gives her the most admiration in her life and she wants to go into physical therapy.

“She’s a Speech Pathologist and in the therapy world and I’ve just always loved what she did,” said Springfield.

Mamie and Bailie both have also done quiet well on the softball field and in the classroom and there coach has seen it over the last three years.

“She works hard, 4.0 GPA for this year so far, does a great job in the classroom and a great job on the field for us. Bailie has come in since her Ninth grade and as our starting pitcher. She’s took the load on the mound for us and done a great job,” said Head Coach Lee BerryHill.

Bailie’s mother Felicia Murrough is a graduate of Hatley High School and her father Scott Murrough is a graduate of New Hope High School. Meanwhile Mamie’s parents Tunya and Scott Hollenhead both are graduates of Mathiston High School before it consolidated to East Webster High School.

The East Webster Lady Wolverines will return to action tomorrow when they host the Lady Trojans of Bruce High School.