The Worthington Trojans softball team cruised Monday to a 21-0 four-inning road triumph over Adrian-Ellsworth in the Trojans’ last game of the regular season.
Haley Grimmius didn’t allow a baserunner while striking out nine over the four innings. Grimmius was also 4-for-4 at the plate with a two-run homer, two doubles and a single, and she also drove in six runs. Marin Pederson was 3-for 5 with two RBIs, and Hannah McNab was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles while scoring three times and adding four RBIs. Olivia Hayenga scored four runs, stole two bases and got hit by a pitch four times, and Bailey Ponto also had two hits.
The Trojans, now 11-9 on the season, will begin play at sectionals on Thursday. Games will be at 5 and 7 p.m.; seedings and opponents are expected to be announced today.
The Worthington High School boys track and field team placed second and the girls team was third Monday in a six-team meet in Marshall.
In boys competition, the Trojans’ Abagotte Opiew won the 100 meters, Ofbeka Morke took the 400, Filmon Wolday captured the 800, Charlie Brands won the long jump and Adan Hinojosa took the discus. The Worthington 4x200 relay team of Abagotte Opiew, Marenono Opiew, Omot Okony and Mak Lia also was triumphant. WHS also had 12 other top-five placings in individual events and three other relay teams earn top-five finishes.
In girls competition, Worthington’s Brooklyn Scheitel-Tayor won the 200 meters and the triple jump. The 4x100 relay team of Addison Gerber, New Gora, Pham Gora and Scheitel-Taylor also placed first, as did the 4x200 relay quartet of New Gora, Newman, Pham Gora and Scheitel-Taylor. The Trojans also had 10 other top-five placings in individual events and two other relay teams earn top-five finishes.
In high school baseball Monday, WHS topped host Adrian-Ellsworth and limited the Dragons' offense to just three hits. Blake Ahrenstorff and Tucker Brandner split the pitching duties and combined to strike out 13 batters.
Meanwhile, at the plate, Ahrenstorff had a home run for the Trojans, Cooper McCoy added a pair of doubles and Jake Brandner chipped in with two singles. WHS, now 5-14 on the year, hosts Blue Earth at 5:30 p.m. today. Catch the game on 104.3 The Bridge.