Bryn Mawr senior shortshop Auburn Stephenson talks about her team's win over St. Paul's on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Bryn Mawr's softball team couldn't play much better than it did Friday against St. Paul's School for Girls. The Mawrtians excelled at hitting, pitching and defense in a 13-1 victory over the Gators in an Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference game at St. Paul's shortened to five innings because of a 10-run Mercy rule.

Bryn Mawr pitchers Sydney Stephenson, a freshman, and Maddy Unger, a senior, combined to give up two hits and strike out six as the Mawrtians improved to 8-0.


The Mawrtians had eight hits, including three for extra bases, against St. Paul's pitchers Liz Kelly and Kelly Blakes. They didn't commit an error.

"They are 8-0 for a reason," St. Paul's coach Ken Nagle said. "Their pitcher (Stephenson) throws hard and throws a lot of strikes. She doesn't give you a whole lot of opportunities. They play a clean game defensively. They do a very good job of limiting opportunities. They can really swing the bats. It's a tough combination."

Junior catcher Robin Brocato had a double and 3 RBIs and Stephenson scored three runs to lead the Bryn Mawr offense.

The Mawrtians jumped on Kelly for three runs in the top of the first inning.

Quichey Johnson led off with a double, went to third on a miscue by the left fielder and scored when she stole home.

Stephenson scored the second run on a wild pitch and her sister Auburn, a senior shortstop, accounted for the third run when she came home on Isis Cabassa's bunt hit by avoiding the tag of Kelly.

Bryn Mawr pushed it lead to 4-0 in the third inning. Sydney Stephenson scored on a wild pitch.

That was plenty of offense for Sydney Stephenson, who picked up the win by working three innings and fanning six and yielding only one hit.

Stephenson is 7-0 with a 2.27 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 37 innings. She has given up only 25 hits.

"She probably could pitch in the A Conference," Bryn Mawr coach James Brown said of Stephenson, who is batting .600. "She can not only pitch, but can hit well and play any position."

Bryn Mawr blew the game open in the fourth inning with eight runs. Freshman Natalie Maranto got the Mawrtians going with a run-scoring single.

St. Paul's pushed across its run in the fourth. Kelly tripled to left field and Sidney Hobbs knocked her in with a ground out to the shortstop.