Saturday sports roundup: Trojan softball team wins three games
A roundup of Saturday high school sports events:
Worthington 13, BEA 0
Worthington 12-7, Waseca 0-2
WASECA -- The Worthington Trojans softball team had quite a day. After winning a home game Friday against Fairmont, the girls left Worthington at 6 a.m. Saturday morning to finish a suspended game against Blue Earth Area. Then they motored to Waseca for a doubleheader.
All went well, WHS picked up the BEA game in the second inning and coasted to a 13-0 victory. Then they swept Waseca 12-0 and 7-2.
Everybody seemed wide awake despite the early start.
“You worry about it when you’re taking off at 6 in the morning, especially when you’ve had a game the previous day,” said head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka. “It’s kinda neat when you get four wins in about 20 hours.”
Sophie Wietzema hit a two-run home run against Blue Earth Area and Sydney Ponto went 2-for-2 with three RBIs. Haley Grimmius pitched a full five-inning game, walking two and striking out seven and allowing only two hits.
In the first game against Waseca, Ponto pitched seven complete innings for the shutout, giving up four hits while walking nobody and striking out six. Grimmius was 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and Wietzema was 2-for-4 with a bases-clearing triple in the seventh inning.
In the second game, Grimmius took to the pitcher’s circle again and went all seven, walking one and striking out four and allowing six hits.
Wietzema was 2-for-4 with an RBI double. Aracely Vasquez was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
BEA 000 00 -- 0 2 1
Worthington 336 1x -- 13 9 1
Worthington 123 101 4 -- 12 13 0
Waseca 000 000 0 -- 0 4 1
Waseca 010 100 0 -- 2 6 1
Worthington 213 010 x -- 7 8 0
Windom Area 6, ACGC 0
WINDOM -- In another fine pitching performance, the Windom Area Eagles shut out Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Saturday by a 6-0 score. Just one day earlier, WAHS blanked St. James Area 7-0.
Kade Sammons pitched five and one-third innings and Hunter Walkin finished up for the winners on Saturday. ACGC collected only five hits in the game.
Kobe Lovell and Connor Slette were 2-for-2 at the plate for Windom Area. Kyle Espenson had a triple and four RBIs.
ACGC 010 000 0 -- 0 5 1
Windom Area 300 030 -- 6 6 3
KMS 6-10, MCC 1-4
SUNBURG -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg took two from visiting Murray County Central, 6-1 and 10-4.
In the first game, Mason Woldt had a pair of hits for MCC. Drew Coulter threw five innings.
Levi Sweere pitched five and two-thirds innings for KMS and Isaac Call finished.
In the second game, KMS trailed 4-1 after three innings but plated nine runs in the top of the fourth to take control.
Danny Blankenship had three hits for the Rebels.
Wylie Lottman was the winning pitcher. Spencer Wajer pitched three and one-third innings for MCC.
MCC 001 000 0 -- 1 5 3
KMS 030 003 x -- 6 6 1
KMS 010 900 0 -- 10 11 2
MCC 004 000 0 -- 4 8 5