(2009 - 2010) - Softball - JV

JV Coach - Casey Crisp
JV Coach - Michele Fowler
Head Varsity Coach - Joseph Terry
MAVS Booster Rep - Joye Davis
MAVS Website Reporter - Jeff Corbett

JV Softball finishes year with an 11-4 record.

Mauldin JV defeats Hillcrest JV 6-1

Seeking to even the season series after a March loss to Hillcrest, the JV Lady Mavs prepared to battle the Lady Rams in their last game of their season, and also serving as the opening act before the Senior Night Ceremony and varsity game.
Hillcrest's Ashlyn Durham opened the game with a bunt down the 1B line, surprising the Mavs defense and reaching before they could come up with the ball, and taking second on a passed ball on the next pitch. However, Mauldin's Amanda Storch struck out the next two and caught the #4 batter's popup to end the scoring threat.  It was quiet on the other side, as Mauldin's batters went down in order to finish the first.
In the top of the second, the Rams' Taylor Madden hit a slow roller to shortstop, which was fielded and quickly thrown to first, but the umpire ruled her safe.  She was advanced when the Rams' catcher, Katie Nix, laid a bunt down the third base line and reached on a bit of uncertainty on the Mav's defense.  The next two went down in order,  but the third hit a grounder to the Mav's third baseman, Brittany Fowler, who adroitly tagged the runner going to third as there was no play at first by the time she had the ball.  This did allow Madden to cross the plate before the tag, giving the Rams a 1 run lead.  In the bottom of the frame, however, Mauldin started with two consecutive hits: Storch bounced one over the infields' heads, followed by a shot back up the middle by designated player, Destiny Garrett.  Laiken Carricoffe was walked on four pitches, loading the bases for the next batter, Cheryl Corbett, who received a free base of her own for a RBI as Storch crossed the plate.  A strikeout, and another RBI walk for Briana Fowler scored another Mauldin run.  Nikki Smith, singled to left to bring in Laiken for a third run.  The inning ended with an Infield Fly Rule and a grounder to second by the ninth Mauldin batter of the inning.  The Lady Mavs' were now the owners of a 3 to 1 advantage.
In the third frame, the top of the Hillcrest girls' order went down in turn, beginning with Durham's soft liner to Chelsey Scott at short.  In the Mavs' half, a ground out to short was followed by two walks, which was in turn followed by a new Hillcrest pitcher, who struck out one before surrendering a shot back up the middle by Allison Jackson.  The threat ended there as the last Mav struck out.
The top of the fourth saw two Hillcrest batters stuck out and a hit to right field.  The fourth batter was finally struck out on her tenth pitch, but a passed ball necessitated a quick throw from Boston to Corbett at first for the third out.  The bottom began with five singles to right field (the two of which went humming down the first base line), scoring 3 more Mauldin runs, with only a long fly out to left field by Nenchie Songalia between them.  But a fielder's choice to the plate followed by a fly to the Rams' thirdbaseman finished the inning.  Mauldin was now comfortably ahead 6-1.
The top of the fifth found two more quick strikeouts as Boston gloved two foul-tip third strikes, and a grounder to second ended the game.  The JV Lady Mavs finish the year with a 11-4 record.
              1 2 3 4 5  R H E
Hillcrest JV  0 1 0 0 0  1 3 2
Mauldin JV    0 3 0 3 x  6 9 2
WP: A. Storch (8-2) 3H, 9K, 0BB, 0ER
Top Hitters: Dest. Garrett 2-2, RBI; A. Storch 2-3, RBI; N. Smith 2-3, RBI

JV Lady Mavs sweep through 2010 Byrnes Junior Varsity Tournament (April 10)

More pictures at: http://picasaweb.google.com/JefferMC/2010ByrnesJVTournament#

Pool Game 1: Mauldin vs Blue Ridge: W 12-0

Mauldin started the day in strong fashion by blanking the girls from Blue Ridge in five innings.

               1 2 3 4 5   R
Mauldin JV     6 0 2 1 3  12
Blue Ridge JV  0 0 0 0 0   0

WP: A. Storch (6-2) 4H, 7K, 0BB

Pool Game 2: Mauldin vs Byrnes "C": W 6-7

After a catered (by the parents) lunch, the Lady Mavs returned to the field against the Byrnes "C" team.    The Byrnes team took the lead on a two-out, error fueled rally in the top of the fifth, but those runs were quickly answered in the bottom of the frame.  Time expired in the sixth, as the Rebels failed to plate another run.  A. Jackson and N. Smith reached on fielding errors in the bottom of the sixth, and N. Songolia laced a solid hit to score "Boston" to win the game.

               1 2 3 4 5 6  R
Byrnes "C"     0 0 3 0 3 0  6
Mauldin JV     1 1 2 0 2 1  7

WP: C. Corbett (3-2) 5IP, 6R, 6H, 5K, 1BB, 1ER, Other: A. Storch, 1IP, 0H, 2K
Top Hitters: N. Songalia 3-4, 2 RBI; C. Scott 2 RBI; A. Jackson RBI, WRS; C. Corbett RBI

With two wins, the Junior Mavs had earned their pool's bid to the Championship game.  

Championship Game: Mauldin vs Byrnes JV: W 6-2

After two innings where each team stranded 3 base runners, the top of the Mauldin order began the third inning. Five runs had crossed the plate before Byrnes recorded their first out, a heads-up force out at home by the catcher after a "swinging bunt." One more run scored on a passed ball before a sharply hit liner was snagged by the Byrnes second baseman and thrown to third to double up the runner.  The bottom of the inning ended with a double play on a fly to D't. Garrett in right who threw to C. Scott who tagged the runner who had failed to tag up at first after the catch. The fourth inning was pretty quiet.
The Mauldin fifth ended as the third, with a liner snagged by the Rebel shortstop this time, who tagged the runner attempting to stumble back to second on the catch.  After a strike out, a hit past short and a walk, the Byrnes shortstop popped up to short for an infield fly rule call; a second out.  Then the Rebel left fielder sliced a long ball out to the corner of her own field, netting a triple and driving in two runs for Byrnes.  A strikeout closed the inning for Byrnes.
Mauldin loaded the bases in the sixth, with one out, but failed to capitalize.  The Rebels went down in order in the bottom.   All the offense the Mavs managed in the top of the seventh was a B't. Fowler single, which turned out fine as the Byrnes could not score on the smothering Mauldin defense.
Lady Mavs win the game and the tournament. 

               1 2 3 4 5 6 7  R  H E
Mauldin JV     0 0 6 0 0 0 0  6 10 2
Byrnes JV      0 0 0 0 2 0 0  2  4 5

WP: A. Storch (7-2) 2R, 4H, 10K, 2BB, 2ER
Top Hitters: N. Songalia 2-4; A. Jackson 2-4; C. Scott 1-2, 2B, 2RBI; D'st. Garrett 1-4, RBI

All Tournament Team for Mauldin: C. Scott, C. Corbett.  Tournament MVP: A. Storch


From 2010 Byrnes JV Tournament


JV Softball defeats Dorman (April 9)

Mauldin JV evened up the series with Dorman by winning at home in the nightcap.

            1 2 3 4 5   R H E
Dorman JV   0 1 0 0 0   1 1 2
Mauldin JV  2 0 0 0 x   2 3 0


WP: A. Storch (5-2), 1H, 9K, 1BB
Top hitters: L. Carricoffe 1-2, R; A. Storch 1-2, R; B't. Fowler 1-2



JV Softball struggles with Byrnes (April 7)

The Lady Mavs seem to have not recovered from Spring Break.  Defensive miscues from slipping in the outfield to not being in position to make the play resulted in hits that could have been outs and many runs for the girls in blue.  The offense sputtered, but did produce some runs, just not enough to overcome Byrnes’ total.  The Lady Mavs lose both games to fall to 6-4 for the season.  They face Dorman at home in the nightcap Friday, followed by the Byrnes JV Tournament Saturday.