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Trojans keep things close at JCC softball tourney

The Worthington Trojans girls softball team played three games at a tournament at Jackson County Central on Wednesday. Two of the games were quite competitive, but WHS ended up going 0-3 on the day.

In their first matchup, the Trojans took a 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning against New York Mills, but three runs in the bottom of the sixth and four more in the seventh ultimately sunk Worthington as it lost 10-9. Sophomore shortstop Hannah McNab had a solid game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a single, two RBIs and two runs scored. Brooklyn Bretzman drove in three runs for WHS, and Morgan Reetz contributed a run-scoring double.

Up against Murray County Central in their second game, the Trojans managed just three hits in suffering an 8-0 loss to the Rebels. One of those three hits was a triple by Bailey Ponto.

Finally, Worthington matched up against JCC in its third game and was defeated 7-4 as the Huskies scored all of their runs in the second inning. McNab homered in the game for the Trojans and had two hits overall. Marin Pederson had a double and single, and Katy Welch chipped in with a double.

After being charged with a whopping 15 errors on Tuesday against Luverne, WHS made just nine combined over the course of Wednesday’s three games.


The Worthington Community Football Club Toros will play their first match of the season tonight when they take on the Austin Villa Football Club at 6 p.m. at Trojan Field.

The Toros, who have a record of 0-2-1 in the inaugural United Premier Soccer League Premier League season, will have another home match at 7 p.m. Saturday against the St. Paul Blackhawks.

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