Tuesday sports roundup: WHS softball team loses two in Jordan
Tuesday sports roundup:
Jordan 4, Worthington 2
New Prague 9, Worthington 1
JORDAN -- A weary Worthington Trojans fast-pitch softball team struggled on the road with Tuesday losses to Jordan 4-2 and New Prague 9-1.
Jordan scored three unearned runs on the Trojans. Workhorse pitcher Haley Grimmius pitched six innings, walking six and striking out nine while allowing two hits.
Worthington had seven hits but left nine runners on base. Hannah McNab had two hits and an RBI and Olivia Hayenga scored both runs.
Against New Prague, Grimmius threw the complete game, allowing 10 hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. She was 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI.
“Not to make excuses, but this was our 11th game in 8 days. We've only played 19 all season,” said WHS head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka, “so we are a little tired both mentally and physically. We are close, but just have to execute the small things. Hopefully with some rest we will be a dangerous team to face at sections.”
Luverne 9, Worthington 2
LUVERNE — The host Cardinals only out-hit the Trojans 6-4, but they won by a wider margin in the stat that counted most. Six Worthington errors contributed to the outcome.
Luverne scored five runs in the fourth inning.
Casey Sehr was the winning pitcher, going two innings in relief.
Tucker Brandner took the loss for Worthington. He pitched 3.1 innings, allowing four hits and seven runs.
But just one of those runs was earned.
Isaiah Noble had two hits, including a double, for the Trojans.
A/E 8, RCW 1
SACRED HEART -- Quentin Wolf had two hits, an RBI and scored twice to help Adrian/Ellsworth to an 8-1 win over Renville County West in high school baseball.
The game was called after five innings due to rain.
Evan Lenz was the winning pitcher, going five innings and allowing just one hit. He struck out 13.
Tyler Froland doubled for RCW. Travis Amsden took the mound loss.