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Trojan softball team blanks Fairmont, 2-0

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FAIRMONT -- Haley Grimmius threw a one-hitter and the Worthington Trojans girls fast-pitch softball team earned a 2-0 victory over host Fairmont on Thursday.

The right-handed senior walked just one batter while striking out 17 in the seven-inning game.

Olivia Hayenga was 2-for-3 at the plate for the Trojans and Hannah McNab was 2-for-4 with both runs batted in. Marin Pederson and Maddie Petersen also had hits.

Grimmius, who was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, led off the first inning with a walk. Hayenga singled to put runners on first and second, and McNab hit a one-out single to right-center field to score a run. With runners on second and third, Lauren Nelson belted a line directly at the FHS shortstop, who made an outstanding play for a twin-killing.

The Trojans had runners on second and third base again in the third and fourth innings, but couldn’t get a big hit.

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Worthington’s second run came in the fifth frame.

“It was a good win for us against a quality team,” said head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka.

Worthington is at home Saturday against Waseca for a doubleheader.

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