Trojan softball team blanks Fairmont, 2-0
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.
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.