Thursday sports roundup: Trojan softball team still playing at high level
Thursday high school sports roundup:
Thursday high school sports roundup:
Worthington 12, New Ulm 0
NEW ULM -- You can’t win when you can’t score. And the Worthington Trojans fast-pitch softball team, led by overpowering pitcher Haley Grimmius, consistently keeps opposing teams from plating runs.
Worthington moved 10-3 on the season with its 10th win in its last 13 games by thumping host New Ulm 12-0 in five innings on Thursday. She didn’t walk a batter, allowed just two hits, and struck out 10.
Defensively, the Trojans didn’t commit an error.
“What a great win for our program,” said head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka. “New Ulm is always a top team and to come out and play so well is just a testament to the hard work these girls have been putting in. We had 15 hits tonight and had eight players get a hit. That is so exciting to see that kind of production up and down our lineup.”
Sophie Wietzema was 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored and three RBIs. Presley Sieve was 4-for-4 with one run scored and a two-run double. Hannah McNab was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a lead-off triple. And Lauren Nelson was 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
The Trojans scored four runs in the top of the first inning to set the tone.
MLA/C 7, A-E 1
ELLSWORTH -- Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to break open a 2-1 game. Three walks, two doubles and two singles accounted for the five runs.
Adrian/Ellsworth scored the first run of the contest in the bottom of the second inning on four walks. That run stood up until MLA/C scored two in the top of the fifth on a two-run homer by Brooke Naas.
Naas was the winning pitcher, going seven innings, allowing two hits with five strikeouts.
TRACK AND FIELD
WASECA -- Worthington’s Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor won the 200-meter run and the triple jump for the Trojan girls in Waseca, boys teammate Abagotte Opiew won the 110-meter hurdles and the long jump, and Windom Area’s Delaney Smith won the girls shot and discus events.
Smith threw the shot 43 feet, seven inches and the discus 115-2.
Scheitel-Taylor ran the 200-meter race in 27.33 and earned another first in the triple jump with a 32-5.0 leap. Opiew went 19-9.5 in the long jump and completed the 110-meter hurdles in 16.78.
Trojan Mikele Walu was a winner in the boys 800-meter run (2:04.70) and Terbuto Ochothow captured the 300-meter hurdles in 46.32. Windom Area’s Dylan Serreyn won the high jump, going 5-8.
Windom Area’s Kaylee Walklin won the girls 800-meter run in 2:36.0.
Waseca achieved first in the boys standings with 139 points, ahead of Worthington with 90.5, New Ulm 74.5, St. James Area 69 and Windom Area 47. For the girls, Waseca scored 161.66 points. Windom Area was second with 92, Worthington had 72.33, New Ulm 56.5 and St. James Area 35.5.
Worthington 5, MACCRAY 2
WORTHINGTON -- Taking charge in the singles and doubles events, Worthington handled visiting MACCRAY 5-2.
At No. 2 singles, Worthington’s Ian Barber blitzed MACCRAY’s Daniel Seehusen 6-0, 6-0, and at No. 3 singles Benjamin Schrieber topped Josiah Seehusen 6-0, 6-0. At No. 4, the Trojans’ Ezra Bonnett won 6-0, 6-0 over Brent Rassat.
MACCRAY’s only singles win came at No. 1 as Gabe Sparks outlasted Alec Langerud 7-5, 6-4.
Worthington also won at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. In second doubles, Levi Kuhl and David Sternke bested their MACCRAY counterparts by default, and at third doubles it was Kevin Le and Jacob Ahrenstorff winning in another default. MACCRAY’s No. 1 doubles team of Brogan Harguth and Andrew Janssen defeated Worthington’s Quentin Burns and Tyson Henkels 6-2, 7-5.
SANBORN -- Maverick Winkelmann of Springfield carded a 37 to easily earn medalist honors for the boys in a boy-girl meet in Sanborn. Teammates Christopher Thram (43) and Carter Asmus (47) also shot well.
Springfield won the boys meet with 177 strokes, followed by Red Rock Central 215 and Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey with 245.
Matthew Horning (49) and Justin Klabunde (51) led RRC. Noah Rempel paced MLA/C with a 56.
On the girls side, RRC’s Baily Timm had a 50 and Carlee Sell a 53. MLA/C was led by Olivia Christians with a 52.
RRC had 235 strokes to win the team competition. No other teams had full squads.
ADRIAN -- The Luverne Cardinals placed 1-2-3 in a boys meet in Adrian, with Henry Hartquist shooting 40, Tyler Arends 42 and Brady Bork 43. Another Cardinal, Owen Sudenga, shot a 45.
LHS scored 170 strokes for the team win. Hills-Beaver Creek and Adrian/Ellsworth both had 187, and Edgerton/Southwest Christian had 206.
Brock Henning led the way for Adrian/Ellsworth with a 44. Teammate Landyn Loosbrock had a 45.
Damion Meinerts paced Hills-Beaver Creek with a 46. Devin Van’t Hof was Edgerton/Southwest Christian’s top golfer with a 46.