The Trenton Lady Bulldogs traveled to St. Joseph on Saturday for the Mid-Buchanan Tournament. THS went 3-1 on the day to finish in third place, winning their first, second, and fourth games of the day, but falling in the semifinal round to nemesis Cameron.
In the first game of the day against Jefferson, Scotlin Hurley was able to limit the Eagles to just 2 hits and a walk while striking out 7 batters. The game was scoreless until the top of the third inning when Maddie Hooyman reached on a single and scored on an inside-the-park home run over the center fielder's head by Madi Trump.
Trenton would strike for the final two runs in the fifth when Hooyman singled again, stole second and would score when the Jefferson left fielder could not handle a line drive by Hurley, who would also score on the play.
Hooyman would finish 2-3 with 2 runs, Trump 1-2 with the HR and 2 RBI and Avery Whitaker, Makaila Capeder and Kate Lowrey all finished 1-3.
Trenton would put the second game of the day (against Lathrop) away in the top of the first inning when the Lady Bulldogs lit up the scoreboard with a dozen runs.
The offense cruised from there, scoring only one more run againast the Lady Mules, but the pitching duo of Mallory Hooyman and Daryian Otto shut out the Mules for the win, 13-0 in 5 innings. Hooyman would go three innings for the win, allowing only one hit and striking out four.
In her two innings Otto allowed one hit and struck out 3. Offensively, Maddie Hooyman was 2-2 with 2 runs and an RBI, Trump was 1-1 with 2 runs and 2 RBI, Hurley was 1-2 with 2 RBI and 3 runs, Whitaker was 2-2 with 2 runs and an RBI, Capeder was 2-3 with a run and 2 RBI, Lowrey was 1-3 with a run and 2 RBI and Cassidy Cotton, McKinley Hurley, Mallory Hooyman and Megan Lynch all contributed with a hit.
In the third game of the day, against the Lady Dragons of Cameron, fielding errors would be the story of this game, as three Trenton miscues led to the first three Cameron runs.
The Trenton offense would get two runs in the top of the third when Rahel Horner singled, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by McKinley Hurley and score on a single by Madi Trump. Trump would score on an RBI single by Scotlin Hurley.
Hurley and Horner were both 2-3, with Trump, Lowrey and Cotton collecting the other three hits for the Lady Bulldogs. Hurley would allow 2 earned runs on 5 hits while striking out 6 in the 4-2 loss.
The Lady Bulldogs would bounce back in the third place game against the host Mid-Buchanan Lady Dragons. The defense would turn two double plays in the game and the offense would set the tone early, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first.
Maddie Hooyman led off the inning with a single and Madi Trump was hit by a pitch. Trenton would then take advantage of two Mid-Buch errors and an RBI single by Cotton to plate all four runs. Trenton would score one more in the second inning and 5 more in the sixth to put the game away, 10-0.
Hooyman was 2-4 with 2 runs, Trump was 2-3 with 3 runs and 2 RBI, Capeder was 1-3 with a run and 3 RBI, Cotton was 2-3 with a run and an RBI, Horner was 1-3 with a run and Megan Lynch was 1-3 with a run and 2 RBI. Hurley would pick up the win, going four innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs while striking out 3 and Mallory Hooyman pitched the final two innings, allowing 4 hits and striking out 4.
Trenton moves to 17-3 on the season and will host Marceline on Monday then host Carrollton on Wednesday for Senior Night. The Marceline game will be broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3 and the Carrollton game on Hot Country Z 101.7. On Thursday night, the Lady Bulldogs travel to South Harrison, before finishing the regular season in a 5:00 game at Chillicothe on Monday night, October 1st at Danner Memorial Park.