(2010 - 2011) - Softball

vs. Wren High School,

Date: Feb. 22, 2011
Time: 06:00 PM
Location: Wren High School



     The 2011 Mauldin Varsity Softball team travelled to Wren for their
4th pre-season contest against the 2008 4A state champion Golden
Hurricanes.  It began on a beautiful afternoon that became a brisk evening
when the sun set on the pair of young teams on the diamond with legacies
and traditions to uphold for their schools.  Mauldin drew first blood in
the top of the first, getting a walk and a steal from Brianna Davis,
followed by an RBI single from Katelyn Wagers. Freshmen Dee Dee Sullivan
and Emma Swearingen then hit back to back RBI doubles to post 3 runs for
Mauldin before the third out was recorded in the first frame.
      Freshman Amanda Storch held down her halves of the innings by tossing
7 more scoreless innings, striking out 11, walking none, and allowing only
a pair of hits - one each in the 3rd and 5th  innings.   On the occasions
that the a-train needed assistance,  the defense was errorless, save a
single wild pitch.  Fine plays were turned in by Brianna Davis at third,
Dana Landers at shortstop, Bria Barnhill at second base, and Madi Tracey
at first.  Outstanding plays were made by Dee Dee Sullivan running down and
snatching a tailing fly in the right field foul territory in the 4th
inning, and by  Bria Barnhill who sandwiched a diving theft of a single in
the 3-4 hole between two other Barnhill to Tracey groundouts in the 7th
      The Lady Mavs scored in every top half of the inning except the 4th.
Dee Dee Sullivan led the attack with a 4 for 4 performance that included 3
doubles, 3 runs scored, a pair of RBIs, and a stolen base.  Sophomore
Brianna Davis added a double, a sacrifice bunt, and an RBI to her first
inning walk and score.  Senior Captain Dana Landers had a run and 2 hits
including a scorched triple down the third baseline in the 5th.  Junior
Bria Barnhill contributed 2 hits, a run, and 2 RBIs on a hustling double to
right center in the 6th.  The 15 hit and 14 run onslaught was also aided by
hits and runs from Madison Tracey, Amanda Storch, Jessica Lyles, and Taylor