Welcome to another edition of the Hot Corner. The blog that is all about softball on every level. In this edition, we put a spotlight on Taylor Mullins of Ohio USSSA Pride 04, and we welcome special guest Keeli Milligan. Friends of the blog Ohio Hawks Hutchinson was off last weekend because of their midweek action at the JO Cup. They will be back in action this weekend at the Scenic City Cup. So be sure to check in next week to see how they do.
Spotlight: Taylor Mullins
Taylor Mullins is a 2023 from Ontario High School in Mansfield Ohio. She plays travel for the Ohio USSSA Pride- 04. Now because of COVID 19 Taylor did not get a freshman season of high school. She made up for that with some great experience with the Pride in the summer. Taylor was a key factor in the Pride going 31-13 on the summer. Taylor is a utility player but does her best work in the middle infield. Watching her swing videos on social media you can clearly see she’s got something special going on in her swing. Her bat speed is above average, she has great hand control, and is really efficient with her bottom half. I imagine as she continues to develop she will become a great all around hitter who hits for high averages, and also has some decent pop in the bat. Last week in her team’s final weekend she hit a grand slam, and that tells you everything you need to know about respectable power. Taylor Mullins is a name you should write down. She’ll make waves in the local softball world. I knows it’s kind of early as a 2023, but I have no problem seeing her on track to have a big division 1 college career as well.
Special Guest- Keeli Milligan
Keeli Milligan is a Texas native hailing from Vidor Texas. She started her college career at Texas A&M. At A&M she made an instant impact. Her freshman season she hit .379 and broke the program’s single season record for stolen bases with 54 (in 59 attempts). In her 3 seasons as an Aggie she hit .339 and was second in program history in stolen bases with 105. For her senior season Milligan transferred to Louisiana Lafayette. In her senior season she set ULL’s and the Sun Belt’s single season stolen base record with 60. That’s 165 stolen bases total in her career. Milligan was named first team All- Sun Belt. She was also on the Sun Belt academic honor roll. Milligan was then drafted into the NPF by the USSSA Pride. Keeli is now running personal lessons for young softball players in her home community.