(2009 - 2010) - Softball

vs. Dorman HS,

Date: Apr. 09, 2010
Time: 05:30 PM
Location: Mauldin High School

Friday, April 9th: MHS 4 - Dorman H 0                                    game photos

         R   H   E 

DHS      0    1    1
MHS     4    8    0
WP: A.Bagwell(13-1) 8k,1hit, 0bb
Hitters:K.Corn 2-3;Ba.Barnhill 1-2;
J.Stovall 1-2;K.Wagers 1-3;
A.Gillentine 1-2;A.Bagwell 1-3
B.Davis 1-3,3b
RBI/RS:K.Corn 1rs;Ba.Barnhill 1rbi/1rs;
J.Stovall 1rs;K.Wagers 2rbi;
A.Bagwell 1rbi;B.Davis 1rs
Overall Record: 15-1
Region: 6-0
With hopefully Spring Break and a not-so-stellar performance against
Byrnes last Tuesday as fading memories, the Lady Maverick Varsity Softball
team hosted the vastly improved Dorman Cavaliers at Clayton field in an
important Region 2 contest.  Dorman Coach Brooks Guyton's team entered the
contest tied for second in the Region standings with only one loss - to
Mauldin, 11-0 in mid-March.  The Lady Mavericks entered the contest
undefeated in Region play, but coming off a narrow win in a game that saw
them outhit and outpitched.  The standings and previous matchup between
these two teams would seem to favor Mauldin, but momentum was likely on the
side of the Lady Cavaliers.
      All-State senior Ashley Bagwell toed the rubber for Mauldin and
struck out the first batter in 4 pitches.  The next two Cavalier hitters
each grounded out to Mauldin junior shortstop, Dana Landers, who threw to
Senior Amelia Gillentine at first to record the 2nd and 3rd outs in the top
of the first.  In Mauldin's half, fleet All-Region Centerfielder Kenzi Corn
led off with a bunt single and took second on a passed ball.  Corn was left
stranded however as the next four batters in the Lady Mav lineup failed to
deliver a hit, managing only an intentional walk of All-Region catcher
Jordan Stovall in the bottom of the first.
      Bagwell maintained her mastery of the Dorman lineup in the top halves
of the second, third, and fourth innings, retiring the ladies in navy Blue
in order with a minimum of pitches while recording 3 more strikeouts.  Good
defensive plays were turned in by Freshman 3rd baseman Brianna Davis (2),
Senior rightfielder Brooke Barnhill (2), Sophomore 2nd baseman Bria
Barnhill (2), Stovall, and Gillentine over the stretch.  SHHH - we shouldnt
mention that Bagwell was pitching a perfect game into the fifth inning !
It was time for the Mauldin offense to put up some runs in support of their
pitcher !
      Amelia Gillentine led off the top of the second by battling Dorman
pitcher Nikki Hembree for 16 pitches, fouling off 11 of them before taking
the base on balls.  Brooke Barnhill then laid down a nice sacrifice bunt to
move Gillentine to 2nd.  Ashley Bagwell helped her own cause with a single
into left to put runners on the corners with one out.  Krystina Simms,
running for Bagwell, stole second uncontested and two runners were in
scoring position. A bouncer back to the pitcher was thrown to first to
record the second out, but Gillentine broke for home and was tagged out at
the plate for a 1-3-2 double play that ended the Mauldin scoring threat in
the bottom of the second.
      In the bottom of the third, Corn lined the first pitch back up the
middle for a hit to start a rally.  Bria Barnhill walked to put 2 on.  An
out later, Jordan Stovall singled to left to load the bases and then Middle
Schooler Katelyn Wagers smacked a single to right-center to bring Corn and
the younger Barnhill across the plate.  Gillentine singled up the middle to
score Junior Jessica Lyles, running for Stovall, but a pair of fielders
choice outs in the infield and a pop-up to short terminated the rally after
3 runs...but that would prove all that Bagwell needed on this night.  In
the top of the fourth, Mauldin's finest went quietly except for the junior
Barnhill who smacked a single to left and stole second only to remain there
as her next two teammates flied out to centerfield.
      In Dorman's 5th inning, Bagwell got 2 quick outs on a fly chased down
by Landers into short centerfield and a strikeout. Then a screwball got
away from Mauldin's Senior pitcher and struck the Dorman rightfielder to
give the lady Cavs their first runner of the evening.  Bagwell and
battery-mate Jordan Stovall then clamped down and struck out the next
batter before any damage could be done to Mauldin's 3-0 lead.  The bottom
of the 5th was similarly quiet.  Two strikeouts and a groundout sent the
stout defense of the Lady Mavs back onto the field.
      With only 6 outs to go, Dorman wouldnt quit or admit defeat without a
fight. Neither would Bagwell of the Mauldin defense give any quarter.
Bagwell struck out the first batter in the top of the 6th...then relief
pitcher Marissa Keisler lined a shot to the right-centerfield fence to
break up Bagwell's no-hitter. Maybe trying to ignite her team, or perhaps
seeing a slight bobble in the Mauldin outfield, Keisler kept chugging for
second base....a mistake !  Brooke Barnhill corralled the ball and threw a
long strike to second base and the glove of Dana Landers who applied the
tag for the second out !  Dorman's leadoff batter then flied out to Landers
for the third out in the top of the 6th.
      In the bottom of the 6th, Brianna Davis kept up her hot hitting by
driving a shot over the centerfielder's head to the base of the fence for a
triple.  Corn battled for an 8 pitch walk, then Bria Barnhill lifted a
sacrifice fly to left that scored Davis from third.  Another fly to left
and a failed steal attempt ended the inning for mauldin, but not before
they put up an insurance run and built their lead to 4-0.
      Bagwell struck out Dorman's catcher who led off the 7th and Senior
leftfielder Weslyn Jones tracked down a fly to record the second out.
Another errant screwball found Dorman flesh to put a runner on first with 2
outs, but a bouncer to Davis at third followed immediately by a strong
throw to Gillentine recorded the game's final out. The lady Mavs of Mauldin
would remain undefeated in Region play and cement their possession of first
place with 4 Region contests yet to play....the next of which will be
Tuesday April 13th against Spartanburg High starting at 6:00 pm at Duncan
Sports Complex in Spartanburg.
      GO MAVS !!!