Trojans win in softball, fall 4-2 in baseball


Worthington High School softball and baseball teams took to the road on Tuesday.

The Trojans’ girls fast-pitch softball team, led by a superlative plate performance by Olivia Hayenga, blistered Redwood Valley 23-0 in four innings. The baseball team lost to Pipestone Area 4-2.


Worthington 23, RV 0

REDWOOD FALLS -- Worthington kicked up its heels at the plate, but none were more dominating than Hayenga, who was 3-for-3 with four runs scored and eight RBIs. She hit a grand slam and a 3-run homer.


Winning pitcher Haley Grimmius was 4-for-4 with four runs scored, two doubles and four RBIs. Lauren Nelson chipped in with a 3-for-4 performance along with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Presley Sieve, Hannah McNab and Bailey Ponto all had two hits apiece. Maddie Peterson, Marin Pedersen and Abby Linder also hit safely.

Grimmius pitched all four innings, allowing two hits while striking out 11.


Pipestone Area 4, Worthington 2

PIPESTONE -- Host Pipestone Area scored three times in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie, then held on.

Cooper McCoy pitched five innings for the Trojans and Tucker Brandner finished up.

Jake Brandner doubled in the game. Trojans Isaiah Noble, Triston Sauerbrei and Coy Turner singled for the other WHS hits. Turner drove in two runs.


“It was a clean game,” said Trojans head coach Skyler Wenninger. “We still struck out looking six times, and I think we had eight strikeouts overall. We’ve just gotta get better at battling at the plate.”

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