MAULDIN -- Summerville is down, but not out just yet.
Mauldin collected 11 hits Tuesday to back the one-hit pitching of Ashley Bagwell in a 10-0, six-inning victory over Summerville in Game 1 of their best-of-three Class AAAA softball state championship series at Clayton Field.
"They made some good defensive plays to start the game off and we didn't. That's not like us," Summerville coach Heather Tucker said. "They're a good-hitting team, and I give them credit. We just didn't play our game tonight.
"The state championship series is a best two out of three, and I think it's that way for a reason."
The second game is scheduled for Thursday at Summerville at 6 p.m. Game three would be Saturday at a site to be determined.
Mauldin (27-3), needing two victories against Boiling Springs to win the Upper State title, scored 21 runs in the two games.
Kaitlyn Wagers took the first step toward putting the Mavericks at ease with a two-out single that scored Kenzi Corn in the first inning.
A couple of Summerville errors helped Mauldin in the second inning, and Dana Landers capitalized with a two-out, two-run double.
Bagwell and Corn each drove in a run in the third.
Amelia Gillentine and Bagwell each had a two-run double in the fifth, and Brooke Barnhill's infield single sent home the 10th run and ended the game.