Milford softball showed a big offense in four wins last week, recording at least nine runs in each game.
“Our offense is pretty dominant, the whole lineup,” coach Meg Dyer said. “They’re not afraid to swing. I think that’s going to help us out a lot this year.”
The week started with a sweep of Grand Blanc in the first games after spring break.
Milford pounded out 19 hits and six walks to blast away on the Bobcats for a 15-1 win in five innings. Eight different Mavs posted multi-hit games.
Hannah Hasley and Giana Seets led the way with three hits each.
Natalie Herrington allowed just two hits and one unearned run for the win.
The bats stayed hot in the second game for a 9-6 comeback win. Grand Blanc led 6-1 after four innings. Milford struck for five in the fifth and three more in the sixth to pull out the win.
Jessica Niemiec and Herrington split the game in the circle, each giving up three earned runs.
The bats pounded out 13 more hits, with Emily White accounting for three of them. Koryn Pennebaker had two hits, including a homer, and knocked in three runs. Audrey Petoskey also had two hits and a home run.
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The Mavs proved they could get it done up and down the lineup by scoring in five straight innings to methodically pull away from the Warriors for a 9-1 win in the opener.
Milford led 6-1 after the fifth inning, when Herrington and Petoskey hit back-to-back homers to cap the scoring.
Herrington shook off a comeback liner off the leg in the fifth inning to pitch a complete game, allowing eight hits and one walk with 11 strikeouts.
The Warriors took charge in the nightcap, holding an 8-2 lead after four runs in the top of the fifth.
Milford wasn’t conceding anything and fought back with four runs in the bottom of the fifth, two in the sixth and two more in the bottom of the seventh to pull off the comeback win, 10-9.
Down one in the bottom of the seventh, Katerina Hancock led off the inning with a single and came in to tie the game on a one-out single by Ally Carlisle. Following a double by Seets, White singled in the walk-off run with still just one out.
Pennebaker singled, doubled and tripled while driving in two and scoring a run.
“We’re having a blast,” Dyer said. “It’s a great team. Every one of them gets along great. I’m really excited. I think we might surprise some people.”