The Trenton Lady Bulldogs were able to shake off the doldrums of a Wednesday night loss to Carollton, rebounding just 24 hours later for a 4-1 win over South Harrison in a "Senior Night" softball game played at Johnson Field in Trenton.
South Harrison opened the scoring with an unearned run in the top of the first inning against Trenton junior right-hander Mallory Hooyman. After being four-hit in a nine-inning shutout at Carrollton, the Lady Bulldogs responded with a number of hard-hit balls against South Harrison, finally denting the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning with a game-tying sacrifice fly by Makaila Capeder.
In the bottom of the fifth, Trenton busted open the game, with back-to-back singles by McKinley Hurley and Tosha Wilson leaving runners on the corners. A triple to center field by Madi Trump drove home both girls, with Trump driven home on a Capeder ground ball.
Hurley finished the night 3 for 3 with a run and a pair of stolen bases. Wilson was 1 for 2 with a run scored, Trump had a double to go with her triple, with Megan Lynch going 1 for 3, Ally Ockenfels 1 for 2, and Whitley Richman 1 for 2 with a run scored.
Mallory Hooyman picked up her 12th win of the season, two-hitting South Harrison, giving up only one walk, and striking out five.
The Trenton JV blew past South Harrison by a score of 15-0. Daryian Otto spun four innings of NO-HIT softball for the win, striking out seven. Whitley Richman pitched the fifth inning, allowing no hits and striking out two. Maggie McNabb, Katerina Black, Roya Cox, and Jaylen Neff all had two hits for Trenton, with Shayla Woodside adding a home run in the win.
In other softball finals from Thursday (October 3rd), Princeton downed Newtown-Harris 8-1.