Competing in the first round of the Section 2AAA baseball tournament Wednesday, the eighth-seeded Worthington Trojans fell 11-0 in five innings to the top-seeded Mankato West Scarlets.
Mankato West managed nine hits off Jake Brandner, who pitched the first three innings, and Tristan Sauerbrei, who took the mound for the fourth. WHS, meanwhile, had just two hits, as Isaiah Noble and Cooper McCoy each had singles in the game.
Worthington, now 5-16, will next play fifth-seeded Jordan, which lost 3-0 to New Prague, at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Ulm’s Mueller Park. If the Trojans win, they’ll play again at 5 p.m.; they’re out of the tournament if they lose.
In girls golf, three Worthington Trojans competed in day two of the Section 3AA meet Wednesday at Oakdale Golf Club.
Lilly Mahlberg, who shot an 88 in first-round play Tuesday, carded a 91 on Wednesday to finish with a two-day total of 179, which placed her in a tie for 12th among individuals. The Trojans Mia Nixon followed a Tuesday round of 104 with a 99, and Madison Beckmann came in Wednesday at 105 after scoring a 104 the previous day. Nixon placed 34th, while Beckmann was 40th.
In boys Section 3AA golf, also at Oakdale Golf Club, Worthington’s Tyler Jaycox competed in his second round of the meet and had an 81. Combined with his first-round total of 86 last week, his two-round total of 167 placed him 27th overall. Among those qualifying for state at the meet were Luverne’s Henry Hartquist, second overall at 148, and Pipestone Area’s Braxton Thompson, fifth at 152.
Competing at the Section 2AA track and field meet Wednesday at Waconia, multiple Trojans set personal records in day one of the two-day competition.
Abagotte Opiew won the triple jump with a PR effort of 44 feet, 10.75 inches, while Marenono Opiew was fifth in the same event with a PR of 41 feet, 3.5 inches. Fanuel Wolday was third in the 3200 with a personal-best time of 9:52.71, and Mason Bobb took seventh in the 3200 with a PR time of 10:15.69.
In preliminaries, Abagotte Opiew was first in the 110-meter hurdles with a PR time of 15.46 seconds. Marenono Opiew was first in the 300 hurdles and third in the 110 hurdles. Ofbeka Morke was seventh in the 800 meters with a PR time of 2:03.84. Jacari Swinea was fifth in the 400 and Mikele Walu eighth in the 800.
Among girls, the Trojans’ Bailey Newman turned in a fine performance in 100 meters prelims, placing second with a personal-record time of 12.87 seconds. Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor was third in the 200 prelims. Emma Singler finished seventh among discus competitors.
Both the boys’ and girls’ meets continue on Friday.