The North Central Missouri College’s softball doubleheader with Highland Community College, originally scheduled for Thursday, Mar. 6 in Trenton, has been postponed due to inclement weather conditions. A make-up date for the event is in the works.
Other changes to the Lady Pirates’ schedule include Saturday’s doubleheader at Crowder Community College being moved up to Friday. That doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m.
NCMC’s doubleheaders on Sunday, at North Arkansas Community College, and Monday, at Allen County Community College, are still on as originally scheduled.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs softball team landed eight players on the Class 3 Academic All-State Softball Team. Seniors Makaila Capeder, Madi Trump, Cassidy Cotton and Tosha Wilson made the team along with juniors Mallory Hooyman and Megan Lynch and sophomores Daryian Otto and Ally Ockenfels.
The team is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who started 70 percent of their respective team’s varsity games and maintained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Selected players must also rank in the top 25 percent of their class or have scored a 24 or higher on the ACT.
Trenton’s softball team was 15-5 this past season, winning the Lexington Tournament and finishing as Class 3, District 15 runners-up.
The North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates softball team was on the field over the weekend for the first time this season, competing in the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, TX. Just five games into the season, one thing is certain for the Lady Pirates – having Scotlin Hurley in the lineup really helps.
The former Trenton Lady Bulldog went a combined 13-for-16 in the five-game tournament, leading the Lady Pirates to a 2-3 record at the event.
North Central opened the season officially on Friday, taking on North Central Texas College, ranked 17th nationally in NJCAA Division I. The Lady Pirates would fall 5-0, yielding three runs in the second inning and two more in the seventh.
Hurley took the loss on the hill, but actually threw pretty well in her first official college action. Hurley went the distance, allowing two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four. Hurley led the way at the plate, going two-for-three with a double. Her two hits represented two-thirds of the Lady Pirates’ total.
Game two saw NCMC even its record with a 9-1 win over Ranger College in five innings. Leading 2-0 in the fourth inning, Hailey Lowrey doubled, driving in two runs to break the game open for the Lady Pirates. NCMC tacked on three in the fifth to wrap up the win.
Hurley was three-for-three at the plate with a double and two runs scored and Lowrey was two-for-three with her double and two RBIs. Randi Davis finished three-for-four with a pair of runs scored. Lauren White picked up the win in the circle, throwing five innings and allowing one run on just three hits.
Game three saw NCMC wind up on the losing end of a 4-2 game against Northern Oklahoma College. The Lady Pirates outhit Northern Oklahoma 6-4, but couldn’t find the runs, falling by two.
Hurley went three-for-three in the loss with a sacrifice bunt and a run scored. Macie Kinsey took the loss in the circle for the Lady Pirates, going seven innings and allowing three earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three.
NCMC again evened its record in its fourth game of the event, defeating Western Texas College 4-2. Hurley picked up her first collegiate pitching win and, at the plate, she was her own best friend. Hurley was three-for-four with a double and stole a base. The Lady Pirates really took advantage in the third inning, though, when North Central took three walks and had two players hit by a pitch. The wild pitching by Western Texas led to four NCMC runs, all that would be necessary to pick up the win.
The final game of the tournament saw NCMC fall 3-2 to Seminole State. White suffered the loss in the circle for the Lady Pirates.
NCMC fell behind 3-0 in the first inning, but the Lady Pirates cut the lead to a single run with a two-run spot in the third inning. In the sixth inning, White singled up the middle and Shelby Slater was thrown out at home trying to score the tying run. The Lady Pirates wouldn’t be able to get a run, falling by one.
Jennifer Stock was one-for-three with an RBI and Hurley went two-for-three with a run scored.
At 2-3, NCMC will now take on the Missouri Valley junior varsity, who they will play on Wednesday in Marshall. Game one of the doubleheader is set to begin at 2 p.m.
Trenton senior Madi Trump, seated with her parents Tom and Benna Trump, signs a national letter of intent to join the North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates’ softball program. Pictured in the back row are, from left, Trenton High School Head Coach John Cowling, NCMC Head Coach Megan Cairns and NCMC Assistant Coach Jamie Tanno.
Trenton High School senior Madi Trump became the second signee of the season for the North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates softball program on Tuesday. Trump signed a national letter of intent in the THS commons, officially becoming the catcher of the future for NCMC.
In Trump, North Central gets an all-district and all-region catcher who was as good at the plate as she was behind it. Trump hit .450 last season, belting two home runs and driving in 23 RBIs. Her efforts helped Trenton to a 15-5 record and a Class 3, District 15 runner-up finish.
For Trump, choosing North Central came down to a familiarity with the team.
“A lot of my teammates from my summer team last year are also going to NCMC this year,” Trump said. “That kind of made me decide to stick around here and play with some of those girls that I already knew.”
Playing in that summer league at the highest level will also give Trump an advantage competition-wise when she gets to the next level.
“I don’t think it will be much of a difference because I have played summer ball for a long time,” Trump said. “Playing in the 18-and-under A group is a lot tougher than the B or C groups, so I think the competition level will be about the same.”
Lady Pirates’ Head Coach Megan Cairns has had her eye on Trump since the Lady Bulldog catcher was a junior and hit .367 with two home runs and 21 RBIs, helping Trenton to a district title.
“I have been interested in Madi since I saw her play for Trenton as a junior,” Cairns said. “She has a tremendous presence behind the plate, a solid understanding of calling a game and is nearly flawless on catching fundamentals. I fully expect her to be our everyday catcher.
“Madi is also going to be a great addition to our line-up. She always finds a way to get on base, whether that be by a hit, walk, hit by pitch or causing the defense to make a mistake. Madi will make an immediate impact for our team and I believe her skills will translate well into the college game.”
What Trump gives NCMC goes beyond the diamond. The Lady Pirates get a player who has been a leader for the Lady Bulldogs as much off the field as on it.
“Madi is a great example of what coaches want from their athletes,” Trenton Head Coach John Cowling said. “She does well in the classroom and sets a great example for all of the players in our program on and off the field. I feel like she’s been our leader the last two years. Her performance on the field has improved each of the last four years and this year I felt like she played at an all-state level. She’s the type of player her coach could put at any position – besides pitcher – and Madi would have success.
“Losing a three-year starter at catcher is always difficult for a program, but so much of what Madi has done for us the last three years can’t be measured by numbers. I think NCMC is getting a special player who will have success at the next level.”
Trump will enroll at NCMC this fall, joining the Lady Pirates for the 2014 scrimmage season and the 2015 regular season.
Pitcher Kaleigh Ennis of Washburn became the first recruit of the 2014 signing class for the North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates softball program earlier this week. During her senior season, Ennis was an all-district first teamer and an all-region second teamer for Southwest (Barry County) High School. Pictured are, from left, front row, Tammy Ennis (Kaleigh’s mother), Kaleigh Ennis, NCMC Head Coach Megan Cairns, Jerry Ennis (Kaleigh’s father); back row, Southwest Assistant Coach and Athletic Director Kenny Ferguson and Southwest Head Coach Tony Eagleburger.
Trenton senior Madi Trump was named to the All-St. Joseph News-Press softball second team in the publication’s Dec. 29 issue.
Trump, a catcher, capped off a stellar career in her senior season, hitting .450 with 23 RBIs, 15 runs scored and 14 extra base hits. She was a first-team all-district selection and a second-team all-region pick. With Trump leading the way, the Lady Bulldogs ran a record of 15-5 and won the Lexington Tournament.
Trump was Trenton’s lone representative on the Fall All-News-Press teams.
North Central Missouri College’s home basketball doubleheader with Ellsworth Community College, scheduled for tonight, has been postponed due to the weather. The games were scheduled to begin at 5:30.
As of press time, no make up date has been set for the doubleheader.
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Trenton pitcher Mallory Hooyman earned first-team honors on the Class 3, All-Region 4 Softball Team. Hooyman was joined by McKinley Hurley and Madi Trump, both of whom were named to the second team.
The Class 3, All-Region 4 Softball Team was announced this week and three Trenton Lady Bulldogs were honored. Pitcher Mallory Hooyman was named to the first team while catcher Madi Trump and shortstop McKinley Hurley both earned recognition on the second team.
The Trenton battery of Hooyman and Trump worked well together as Hooyman posted a 13-4 record on the season and threw 101 innings. She also struck out 65 batters and posted a 1.51 ERA.
Trump, was as effective at the plate as she was behind it, hitting .450 with two home runs, 23 RBIs and 15 runs scored on the season. Hurley, meanwhile, hit .431, scored 21 runs and stole 16 bases on the season.
Trenton enjoyed a successful campaign behind its two leaders, going 15-5 overall. Trenton placed second at the district tournament and won a handful of other tournaments.
The complete Class 3 All-Region 4 Team is as follows:
- FIRST TEAM -
Ashley Wills, 11 Cameron
Courtney Fountain, 11 Pleasant Hill
Taylor Jones, 10 Harrisonville
Mallory Hooyman, 11 Trenton
Taylor Hamilton, 11 Cameron
Emily Mekee, 12 Pleasant Hill
Alex Burris, 11 Pleasant Hill
Addy Reardon, 11 Boonville
Baylee Goss, 12 Harrisonville
Makayla Schoonover, 12 Smithville
Paige Shifflett, 12 Pleasant Hill
Regan Osborn, 11 Harrisonville
Samantha Baldwin, 11 Chillicothe
Katie Carr, 12 Oak Grove
Brooke Bantz, 12 Smithville
Raven Bass, 11 Odessa
Lexie Duncan, 9 Smithville
- SECOND TEAM -
Heaven Stewart, 12 Savannah
Cassidy Ellis, 10 Benton
Chelsea Thornley, 12 Clinton
Nicole Camp, 11 Richmond
Olivia Imhoff, 11 Boonville
Madi Trump, 12 Trenton
Hayvn Monteer, 11 Boonville
Hanna VanLanker, 11 Odessa
Mikenzie Monthei, 12 Excelsior
K. Rupard, 9 Holden
Riley Cook, 12 Clinton
McKinley Hurley, 11 Trenton
Taylor Mays, 12 Grain Valley
Maizey Hughes, 12 Cameron
Breanna Becerra, 10 Lafayette
Leeah Shipley, 11 Smithville
Kendyll Bailey, 9 Grain Valley
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Trenton catcher Madi Trump
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs may not have captured the Class 3, District 15 softball title this season, but they did land five players on the all-district team.
Pitcher Mallory Hooyman, catcher Madi Trump, shortstop McKinley Hurley and outfielder Tosha Wilson were all first-team selections and third baseman Makaila Capeder was named to the second team.
Trump led Trenton’s selections this season with a .450 batting average. The Lady Bulldogs catcher had two home runs, 23 RBIs and 15 runs scored on the season.
Outside of Trump, Trenton’s other four selections were all playing new positions this year. Hooyman stepped in to fill some pretty big pitching shoes left by Scotlin Hurley and did just that. The junior went 13-4 on the season, throwing 101 innings. She struck out 65 batters and posted a 1.51 ERA.
While Mallory Hooyman was replacing McKinley Hurley’s older sister as the team’s pitcher, Hurley was replacing Hooyman’s older sister, Maddie, at shortstop. The younger Hurley played outstanding defense all season while hitting .431, scoring 21 runs and stealing 16 bases on the season.
Tosha Wilson rounded out Trenton’s first-team selections, replacing Capeder in the outfield. Capeder was an all-district outfielder last season and Wilson took over without missing a step, hitting .367 with 11 RBIs and 17 runs scored. Capeder, meanwhile, moved to third base and earned second-team honors after hitting .236 with nine runs scored and 16 RBIs.
“These five girls are very deserving of this honor,” Lady Bulldogs’ Head Coach John Cowling said. “Four of them stepped into new roles on our team this season and all of them were big contributors to our success.”
Behind the five all-district selections, the Lady Bulldogs enjoyed yet another strong softball season by going 15-5 overall and finishing as the district runners-up.