Big Home Softball Game Tonight vs. Byrnes

May 12, 2014


Up StateMent 

Tonight (Monday, May 12) Mauldin had a statement win as they downed the powerful Northwestern Trojans 9-4 in tonight’s upstate playoff between two heavyweight softball programs.  The Lady Mavs moved on to the second round of the upstate championship on the shoulders of home runs by DeeDee Sullivan and Emma Swearingen, and a solid pitching performance by Amanda Storch. 

The Lady Mavs jumped out to an early lead when hits by Chiara Steffen and Cheyenne Galli combined with a few Northwestern walks/hit batters to load the bases, squeezing two runs across the plate.  DeeDee followed with a base-clearing grand slam giving Mauldin a lead they would never relinquish.  In the 5th inning a double by Hannah Pullias and another hit by Cheyenne set-up a 3-run home run by Emma which put the game out of reach.  The Lady Mavs pounded out 10 hits on the night. 

Defensively the Lady Mavs worked hard to contain the powerful Trojans – who only mustered 4 hits but produced 13 base runners on the night.  The left side played flawlessly benefitting from Hannah, Chiara, and Emma each delivering 3 put-outs.  Amanda contributed 8 strikeouts, none more timely than the game’s final two outs which ended a bases-loaded rally by Northwestern. 

Next the Lady Mavs look forward to hosting Byrnes at Mauldin High School Tuesday night.