(2010 - 2011) - Softball

vs. BHP High School,

Date: Feb. 19, 2011
Time: 01:00 PM
Location: Travelers Rest High School


      Next up, with the scent of grilling burgers wafting in the crisp air,
were the Lady Bears of Belton-Honea Path.  Amanda Storch again toed the
rubber for the Lady mavs in White and Orange, who would be the home team in
this contest.  After giving up a slap hit to the speedy lefthanded lead-off
batter for the Navy and White Bears, Storch struck out the next two batters
and induced a foul pop, handled at the fence by Brianna Davis to end the
top of the first.  In the bottom of the first, Mauldin wasted no time
putting runners on and moving them across the plate.  With one out Davis
and Landers hit back to back singles, freshman Dee Dee Sullivan walked and
with bases loaded, Katelyn Wagers ripped a worm-burner down the third base
line to drive home the left side of the Mauldin infield and take a 2 run
lead.  Freshman Emma Swearingen followed with an RBI single to right-center
scoring Sullivan. Nikki Smith, running for Wagers, scored on a dropped ball
at first, and Swearingen completed the first inning scoring by crossing the
plate when senior Christina Simms crunched a single into leftfield.  Hits
by Barnhill and Wagers, another walk to Sullivan, and RBIs from Landers,
Wagers, and two by Sophomore Madi Tracey on a screamer down the first
baseline resulted in 4 more 2nd inning runs for the Mauldin softballers.
The Lady Mavs would add two in the third when Davis rattled the
left-centerfield fence with a one out double, then Landers cleared the same
section of fence for a two run homer.  Sullivan and Wagers also got hits in
the inning but were left stranded on the basepaths....but with the score
11-0 in favor of the defending 4A state champions, the noise and criticism
of the umpires from the visiting side subsided.   The Beauties in White and
Orange would add 4 more runs in the 4th inning on singles by Storch, Tracey,
Freshman Taylor Scott  and another double by Davis. Scott, Davis, and
Landers tallied RBIs in the 4th to puff the score to a gawdy 15-0, which
held as Storch struck out the side in the top of the 5th to end the game -
another 10 K shutout performance without a walk, allowing a paltry 2 hits
and stranding both runners South of third base in separate frames during 5
more innings of fine work for the young Mauldin Ace.