Milton Softball’s Historic Run


Jackson Thacker, Sports Writer

Many people are unaware of the historic run Milton’s own softball team is
on. Currently, they boast an impressing record of 11-3-1. After a
condensed season, the softball team was only able to play their region
opponents and one non-region series against Cambridge. Many other
teams in the state have been able to play full seasons. They are currently
sitting in second place in the region and ranked 15th in the state, the
highest-ranking they have ever received in their history. Milton was able
to place third in the region tournament which helped sent them to the
playoffs. Milton will face #1 ranked North Gwinnett in the first round of
the playoffs on Tuesday.

Milton Softball is led by Junior pitcher Kiley Perry. Perry pitched in seven
wins and only two losses, she has an earned run average of only 1.9 runs.
Perry has only given up 43 hits and struck out 63 batters. On offense,
Perry hits a strong .321 average with an on-base percentage of .541.
Perry is tied with the most RBI’s on the team with 12.

Senior Olivia Stefl was a solid hitter, leading the team in batting average
with an amazing .466 average. Stefl also leads the team in putouts with a
solid 85 and only a solo error. Stefl’s fielding average is .989.

When asked what the driving factor of this team is pitching coach Terry
Cole responded with “the amazing team leadership especially from our
seniors”. Seniors Olivia Stefel, Lexi Borek and Ashley Abel helped pave
the way for this young team on and off the field. This team could not
have been on the run if it were not for the amazing Seniors. Many teams strive for leadership however it is not widely available, and that senior leadership is what keeps this team going. We wish the Milton Softball team the best of luck at state this year and know that they will play their
best and represent our school greatly.