Worthington earns baseball split in Waseca
WASECA — Though the makeup of the Worthington Trojans baseball team has changed over the last week, it showed on Saturday that it can still be competitive.
WHS came within a run of sweeping host Waseca, losing the first game 4-3 in eight innings but winning the second game 12-5.
Recently, several WHS seniors were suspended for rules violations, but head coach Skyler Wenninger said after the Waseca split that several less experienced players are making the best of their opportunity to play. And the three seniors who remain — Isaiah Noble, Coy Turner and Andrew Benson — are taking on more of a leadership role.
Turner had three hits and an RBI Saturday in the first game of the Waseca doubleheader. Ethan Meyer also had three hits.
Cooper McCoy pitched seven innings and exited with a 2-0 lead in the seventh inning. But the Bluejays came back on relief pitcher Cade Grimmius. The winning run was scored on a bases-loaded hit by pitch.
In the second game, Triston Sauerbrei hurled six-plus innings and allowed eight hits in getting the win. Worthington out-hit Waseca 9-8 and Noble led the way with three hits and an inside-the-park home run.
Noble drove in four runs. Turner had two hits and two RBIs.
"There was a lot more confidence today, a little more effort," Wenninger said.