MEDIAPOLIS – The Holy Trinity Junior High girls softball team has started the season 5-1 with its only loss coming at the hands of Danville on Thursday.
Friday night the Crusaders swept a double header at Mediapolis with Anna Sobczak and Mary Hellige getting the wins for HTC.
In the first game, the Crusaders won 19-11 with Sobczak giving up just one run in two innings of work. Natalie Randolph pitched in relief. Leading HTC from the plate were Brooke Mueller, Jenna DiPrimia and Breanna Peterson who all went 2 for 2. Hellige was 1 for 1 with a triple, while Randolph was 1-2 and Kelli Meierotto went 1-3.
HTC won the second game 15-4. Hellige struck out two in the win and went 3 for 3 from the plate. Alexa Dingman was 2-2, Raquel Schneider was 2-3, Paige Wasielewski went 1-2, Mueller was 1-3 and Sobczak 1-4.
In Thursday’s matchup with Danville, HTC lost the first game 12-1. Rachel Menke and Sobczak split mound duties. Wasielewski and Sobczak had base hits and Laura Mehmert scored a run. In game two, Hellige pitched a six-inning complete game shutout and stuck out four in a 3-0 win. Kayla Box had two hits, while Wasielewski, Schneider, and Mueller all had a hit. Wasielewski, Box and Mehmert scored the HTC runs.
On Tuesday, May 22, Holy Trinity took two games from Central Lee. Menke was the winning pitcher in a 12-2 first game, striking out three batters. Sobczak pitched in relief. Wasielewski was 3-3 at the plate with three runs scored. Alexa Dingman scored two runs and Jenna DiPrima scored a run. Alesha Hellman was 1-1. Mehmert had a hit and scored a run, Menke scored a run. Breanne Peterson had a hit and Reagan Holvoet scored three runs.
HTC won the second game 8-5, behind Hellige’s six innings and six strikeouts. Schneider scored a run and had a hit. Sobczak had two hits and scored a run. Box scored two runs and Mueller had two hits. Wasielewski had two hits and scored a run, while Dingman had a hit and a run, and Menke had a hit.
HTC plays Thursday, May 31st at New London and returns home Friday, June 1st vs Cardinal of Eldon. All games are doubleheaders with 5:30 p.m. start times.