Trenton Bounces Back From Loss With 4-1 Win Over South Harrison
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs softball team was looking to bounce back from a tough loss to Carrollton as it played host to the South Harrison Lady Bulldogs on Thursday night at Johnson Field. Trenton did just that, bouncing back with a 4-1 victory.
South Harrison would strike first in the game, scoring an unearned run in the top of the first. It seemed as Trenton’s offensive woes were going to carry over from the Carrollton loss, but the Lady Bulldogs broke their scoring drought in the bottom of the third inning when Makaila Capeder belted a shot to centerfield. Despite being turned around on the play, the South Harrison centerfielder made a fantastic over-the-shoulder catch, but the ball was deep enough to score Whitley Richman, who tagged up from third base on the play. That tied the game, but Trenton was just getting started.
Trenton would tack on three more runs in the fifth frame to give the game its final score. McKinley Hurley’s one-out single got the ball rolling and Tosha Wilson singled as well, giving the Lady Bulldogs runners at the corners. Madi Trump would follow with a triple, scoring both runners, and then scored herself on Makaila Capeder’s second RBI of the night.
Hurley would finish three-for-three with a run and two stolen bases. Wilson was one-for-two with a run and Trump added a double to her triple as well as a run scored and two RBIs. Megan Lynch was one-for-three and Richman was one-for-two with a run scored. Ally Ockenfels was 1-for-2.
Mallory Hooyman picked up her 12th win of the season, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out five.
“This team has bounced back well from losses all season,” Lady Bulldogs’ Head Coach John Cowling said. “Even though we didn’t score many runs, we hit the ball hard all night. Mallory did a good job and our defense backed her up with two double plays.”
With the win, the Lady Bulldogs improved to 13-4 on the season.
In junior varsity action, Trenton topped South Harrison 15-0. Hannah Kennebeck led the offense, going two-for-two with a home run, triple and six RBIs. Maggie McNabb and Katerina Black were both two-for-two with two RBIs and two runs scored each. Roya Cox was two-for-two with a double and two RBIs and Mason Hooyman and Jaylen Neff each went two-for-two with two runs scored. Shayla Woodside had a home run, Emily Lynch had an RBI and two runs scored, Tenna Roberts had an RBI and a run scored, Abby Miller had a double and a run scored and Ayri Ortiz had an RBI.
Daryian Otto picked up the win, pitching four innings of no-hit ball. Otto struck out seven and Whitley Richman pitched a scoreless fifth inning, striking out two.
“It was a well played game across the board,” JV Coach Daniel Gott said. “Daryian pitched well and the girls were aggressive at the plate.”
Both Trenton teams will be in action on Monday, playing host to Chillicothe at Johnson Field in Trenton. The first pitch in the varsity game is scheduled for 5 p.m. and the JV game will follow.