The Trenton Lady Bulldogs rode a five-hit, one-walk shutout pitching effort of senior Scotlin Hurley to a 5-0 victory over Marceline on Monday night at Mark Griffin Field, in a game heard locally on KTTN FM 92.3.
The game was scoreless through two innings, until Trenton scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning. Kate Lowrey hit a one-out double, and with Marceline committing three errors after that, along with a double-steal by the Bulldogs, Lowrey, Cassidy Cotton, Rahel Horner, and McKinley Hurley scored.
Marceline was able to get the lead-off hitter on in four of the seven innings, but never was able to get more than one hit in an inning, leaving six runners on base.
Trenton finished the scoring in the bottom of the fifth inning, as Makaila Capeder (Cah-pay-dur) drove home Scotlin Hurley with a one-out single.
The JV team would pick up an 11-0 win over Marceline. Daryian Otto would throw four perfect innings, striking out 7 and Mallory Hooyman would throw the final inning. Hooyman was 2-2 with 2 runs and an RBI, Roya Cox was 1-1 with 2 runs and Jessi Westcott was 1-1 with a run.
Trenton, now 18-3 on the season, has THREE games remaining in the regular season. On Wednesday night, THS will host Carrollton for Senior Night, with coverage of that 5:00 game scheduled for Hot Country Z 101.7. On Thursday night, Trenton plays at South Harrison, and next Monday night at 5:00, Trenton plays at Chillicothe, in a 5:00 first pitch scheduled for Danner Park on Hot Country Z 101.7.
Trenton's district tournament will be played late next week at Excelsior Springs. The six-team field, in addition to Trenton, will include anticipated #1 seed Cameron, Chillicothe, Lawson, Richmond, and Excelsior Springs.
The Trenton MIDDLE School softball teams took a tightly-contested doubleheader on Monday night at Johnson Field, winning the A game 3-2 and the B game 3-2 (with the B game lasting only three innings).
In the A game, highlights included an "over the shoulder" catch by center fielder Tenna Roberts; a steal of home plate by Ashten Whitaker (on an error by the Marceline catcher); triples by Shayla Woodside and Emily Lynch; singles by Katerina Black, Woodside, and Lynch; and the win from the pitching rubber going to Whitaker, who had EIGHT strikeouts.
In the B game, highlights included lead-off hitter Hannah Kennebeck's aggressive base-running scoring Trenton's first run, a single by Jakolbie Stotts scoring Bailey Bankson, and Brandi Eaton walking and eventually scoring the final run. Winning pitcher Claire Utley had eight strikeouts.
On Tuesday night, in their next games, the Trenton Middle School teams HOST Princeton, with first pitch at 5:00.
Here are the rest of the VARSITY scores sent to us from Monday night:
Schuyler County 4, Milan 3 (9 innings)
Polo 13, Princeton 5
Mercer girls 27, Tri-County 3
Putnam County 8, Brookfield 3
Meadville girls 22, Northwestern 12
Meadville boys 19, Northwestern 7 (Meadville boys clinch CLAA regular season title)
Mid-Buchanan 6, North Platte 2
Hamilton 10, West Platte 0 (5 innings)
LeBlond 14, North Andrew 1 (5 innings)
Gallatin 2, East Buchanan 1
Worth County 7, South Nodaway 6
Lathrop 11, Excelsior Springs 10
Stewartsville 2, Plattsburg 1
Liberty 5, Blue Springs 2