Sports roundup: April 29, 2022

The Worthington Trojans baseball team bounced back from its Thursday extra-inning loss to Luverne by pounding Heron Lake-Okabena Fulda 22-3 in five innings Friday.


The Trojans, who saw the game moved Friday afternoon to their home field, scored 15 runs in the first inning. Blake Ahrenstroff’s three-run homer was the inning’s biggest blow and Coy Turner, Kade Grimmius, Isaiah Noble and Ahrenstorff also had two hits apiece in the first inning alone. Blake Luinenburg also had a pair of hits for WHS, which improved to 3-6 on the season.


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In girls softball, the Trojans lost their first game of the year Friday as they were beaten at New Ulm, 4-0.


Worthington wound up leaving 10 runners on base in the game as it fell to 3-1 this spring. Pitcher Haley Grimmius surrendered two earned runs while striking out 11. Coach Rosalie Hayenga said Grimmius, Presley Sieve and Saige Sheepstra were the Trojans’ leading hitters.


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The Worthington Trojans boys and girls golf teams both competed Friday afternoon in multi-team meets in Marshall.


In boys action, WHS finished with a total of 186 strokes. Marshall took top team honors with 151, and New Ulm had 176. Tyler Jaycox and Spenser Braaksma had rounds of 43 for Worthington, while Andrew Mulder carded a 48 and Drew Dorcey a 53.


Marshall’s Jayden Manthei was the meet’s medalist with a 37.


On the girls side, Marshall was also the first-place finisher with a team score of 189. The Trojans were second at 201.


Madison Beckmann had a 46 to lead WHS. Ellie Weg fired a 50, Tarren Spartz shot a 52 and Lilly Mahlberg and Mia Nixon each had 53s for Worthington. Marshall’s Brooklyn Gosselin was medalist with a 45.


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In college softball, the Minnesota West Lady Jays swept a doubleheader with Ridgewater, winning 12-4 and 22-4. The Jays are now 7-8. A home twinbill scheduled for Saturday against Minnesota State Community and Technical College was rained out.



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