Seniors lead way for season’s 20th win, as Trenton celebrates “Senior Night” with Marceline shutout

High School Softball

The Trenton Lady Bulldogs beat the Marceline Lady Tigers for the second time in nine nights with an explosion of offense and more strong pitching by Ainsley Tolson, as all five seniors, honored during their final home game at Mark Griffin Memorial Field, played key roles for THS in an 11-0 win, improving the Lady Bulldogs to 20-2 on the season.

Marceline had an early chance to put some doubt in the Trenton minds, putting runners on 1st and 2nd with nobody out in the top of the 2nd inning, but Tolson struck out three consecutive Lady Tigers to escape the trouble, and by the bottom of the third inning, Trenton’s offense got to Marceline starting pitcher Maycee Edgar.

Senior Salem Croy opened the scoring with a two-run single in the bottom of the third inning, with the Lady Bulldogs keeping their foot on the accelerator in the 4th, adding four runs, in an uprising highlighted by an RBI single by senior Mykah Hurley.  In the bottom of the sixth inning, the senior class played some long ball, with Croy launching a three-run shot to left field to score Hurley and Moore, with Sidney Lynch scoring Taylor Richman with a two-run blast to center field to end the contest.

From the pitching circle, Tolson earned the victory for Trenton, firing six shutout innings, allowing only two hits, walking one batter, and striking out nine.

The Trenton senior class now has a 90-12 record in their four seasons as Lady Bulldogs, breaking, with a Saturday win over Macon in the Centralia semifinals, the old record of 88 for a Trenton High School individual class over four years.

The THS JV lost a close game on Monday night, falling 6-5 to the Marceline Tigers. 

THS jumped out a quick 5-0 lead through three innings thanks in large part to a three-run inside-the-park home run for Gracyn Rongey. Unfortunately the defense could not hold. Marceline was able to plate six runs in their last two half innings to jump out to the 6-5 lead. Trenton would fight back and get the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth, but a smooth defensive play on a hard hit ball shut the Bulldogs down in the inning and ended the game. 
Rongey led the Bulldogs going two-for-two with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Shay Westerhof also had a good night for THS, going two-for-two with 2 stolen bases and a run scored. Kammi Phillips rounded out the hit column for the Bulldogs, going one-for-two with single. 
The Trenton teams open their regular-season ending road trip tonight (Tuesday night), traveling to Brookfield to play the Lady ‘Dogs.  The junior varsity game will be played FIRST tonight in Brookfield, starting at 5 o’clock, followed by the varsity game.  That varsity contest, at approximately 6:30 PM, can be heard on KTTN FM 92.3, with Tom Johnson on the play-by-play call.
Other softball scores from Monday, October 1, 2018 were:
Cameron 3, Richmond 2
Hamilton 5, Lexington 1
Polo 4, Hardin-Central 1
Lafayette 14, Maryville 3
Putnam County 2, Brookfield 1
Mid-Buchanan 10, Maysville 0
Lathrop 10, North Harrison 0
Plattsburg 7, Stewartsville 0
Macon 16, Clark County 7
Mexico 11, Hannibal 0
Schuyler County 10, Milan 0
Photo credit – Jennifer Croy / Facebook / Trenton, MO