Maryville Softball vs St. Pius X 9/20

Juinor Jacklyn Hersch slides into home plate for one of Maryville softball's 15 runs Sept. 20. The Spoofhounds defeated the Warrriors 15-8 to move to 9-4 on the season.

The Spoofhounds notched a 15-8 win Sept. 20 against St. Pius X relying on perseverance and consistent offense.

The game started out with St. Pius taking an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first.

The Spoofhounds then answered back in the bottom of the second with an inside the park homerun by junior Jacklyn Hersh to tie the game 1-1. The homer sparked the Hounds in the second, leading to 5 runs in the inning and a 5-1 lead.

St. Pius responded in the top of the third cutting the Spoofhound lead to 1. Maryville quickly turned around in the bottom of the third with a run of its own to push the lead to 6-4.

The back and forth through the early part of the game showed the resilience of the Spoofhounds to maintain the lead.

“The girls were able to push through some rough spots, and really take advantage of how well we hit the ball,” coach Chandra Demott said.

The Hounds enjoyed a fruitful fourth inning scoring five more runs to make the lead 11-4 going into the fifth inning. St. Pius pushed back with a run of its own in the fifth and sixth innings adding four runs and knocking the lead down to 11-8 after the top of the sixth.

Maryville responded to the potential comeback and scored four more runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the game out of reach and ended the game with a victory of 15-8 over St. Pius. Next up for Spoofhounds is a game against Jefferson Sept. 24.

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