The Trenton Lady Bulldogs rode the pitching brilliance of senior right-hander Scotlin Hurley to a 2-0 softball victory on Wednesday night at Gallatin, in a contest heard on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com. Hurley gave up two base hits and did not walk a batter in getting the win.
Trenton was shutout for the first five innings, managing only three hits against Gallatin senior Celsie Baker, but THS got on the board in the sixth inning, with Hurley helping her own cause with a "bloop":
Click here to listen to Scotlin Hurley's RBI single
That hit scored Maddie Hooyman, who had reached base on an infield single two batters earlier. Leading 1-0 in the top of the seventh inning, Trenton padded the advantage with Hooyman hitting an RBI single to center, scoring Makaila Capeder from third base. Rahel Horner was thrown out trying to score from second to end the threat.
Trenton coach John Cowling credited Gallatin with being a very tough opening night opponent for his team:
Click here to listen to Trenton coach John Cowling
In the JV game on Wednesday night, Gallatin beat Trenton by a score of 3-0. Daryian Otto pitched four innings for Trenton, giving up three hits and a walk to go with seven strikeouts. Trenton's offense was led by Megan Lynch, with a double and stolen base and Tosha Wilson with a base hit and a stolen base.
Gallatin plays Milan on Thursday night in the season opener for the Lady Wildcats. Trenton is next in action on Monday, hosting Hamilton at 5:00 on KTTN FM 92.3 and www.kttn.com. A game scheduled between Princeton and Trenton on Thursday night was cancelled earlier this summer, after the Princeton program added a "home" tournament to their schedule.