UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF COACH TIM GIESE Trojan runner Clarissa Blake gets back in safe at third base during their game with Breckenridge last Friday, May 20 at the Northridge Field. The Trojans lost to the Cowgirls 14-3.

Lady Trojans finish regular season with loss to Cowgirls

The Trojan softball team ended their regular season last Friday, May 20 losing to the Breckenridge Cowgirls, 14-3.

The game was close through five innings, with the Cowgirls holding a 6-3 lead. The Lady Trojans made some plays defensively which helped keep the score close.

Breckenridge took control of the game in the sixth inning, scoring four runs and adding five more in the top of the seventh.

Ortonville scored two runs in the second inning and added another in the fourth inning.

Taylor Wilke started for the Trojans and pitched three innings. Kayla Sherod pitched the final four innings.

Leading hitters for the Trojans were Kelsie Ehrenberg with two hits. Emily Bolsta had a double, with Jaiden Conroy, Stephanie Rausch, Clarissa Blake and Hannah Strei each with one hit.

The Lady Trojans finished the regular season with a 4-13 record. They will begin the Section 6A playoffs tonight (Tuesday) as the #7 seed and will travel to Fergus Falls to battle the #2 seeded Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets at 5 p.m. The first round of play is single elimination, with double elimination play following the first round.

Trojans go extra innings in win over Hillcrest Lutheran

It was a pitcher’s duel on Monday, May 16 in Fergus Falls as the Trojans battled the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets in baseball. The game went 10 innings with the Trojans winning, 3-2.

Ortonville took an early lead in the first inning when Mike Schake walked and came around to scored on a single by Nate Treinen.

The Trojans maintained their lead until the fifth inning when Hillcrest scored two runs on three hits to take a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the sixth, Nate Treinen singled, advanced to third and scored on a single by Deric Radermacher to tie the game at two.

Ortonville broke the tie in the top of the 10th inning when Dexter Tweeter laced a double and scored on a single by Nathan Strong. The Trojans held Hillcrest scoreless in the bottom half of the inning to earn the win.

Mike Schake went the distance pitching 10 innings allowing two runs, four hits, walked five and struck out 12 to get the win.

Deric Radermacher, Nate Treinen and Dexter Tweeter all had two hits in the game. Schake, Ethan Streich, Nathan Strong and Elijah Cloos each had one hit.

OnThursday, May 19, the Trojans traveled to Sunburg for a game against the KMS Fighting Saints. Both teams are ranked in the top 10 of the Class A polls, with the Trojans ranked at #7 and KMS #8.

The two teams battled for seven innings with the Saints scoring a run in the bottom of the seventh to come away with an 8-7 win.

Ortonville scored two runs in the top of the first inning, four runs in the third inning and one in the fourth. KMS added two runs in the second inning, two more in the third inning, one in the fourth and two in the fifth inning to tie the score at seven. KMS scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

Deric Radermacher started on the mound for Ortonville and went two and one-third innings allowing four earned runs, seven hits, four walks and  struck out three. Nate Treinen pitched four and two-thirds innings allowing two runs, six hits, one walk and struck out two.

Nathan Strong led the Trojan hitters  with four hits on the evening. Deric Radermacher had three hits, Mike Schake had a double, with Tyson Powell, Nate Treinen and Dexter Tweeter each with one hit.

Orotnville bounced right back on Friday evening with a game against the Breckenridge Cowboys. After scoring a run in the bottom of the second inning, the Trojans saw the Cowboys score four runs in the third inning and two more in the fourth to take a 6-1 lead.

Breckenridge then added two more runs in the top of the sixth inning to increased their lead to 8-1. But the Trojans battled back scoring four runs in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 8-5.  The Cowboys would add two more runs in the seventh and hold the Trojans scoreless in the bottom of the inning to get the win, 10-5.

Deric Radermacher started on the mound in this game as well, going three and two-thirds innings allowing four runs, six hits, two walks and struck out four. Elijah Cloos pitched the final three and one-third innings allowing four runs, six hits, no walks and struck out four.

Radermacher and Mike Schake led the Trojan hitters with two hits each. Tyson Powell, Nate Treinen, Ethan Streich, Elijah Cloos and Jacob Maatz each had one hit for the Trojans.

The Trojans (14-3) will end their regular season tonight (Tuesday) when they travel to Wheaton for a 5 p.m. game against the Wheaton-Herman-Norcross Warriors. Seedings for the Section 6A playoffs will released later this week.

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