Troy High School Softball Team Places 2nd at 2-1A State
The Lady Trojan Softball Team made Trojan History this past week when they placed 2nd at the 2-1A State Softball Tournament. The Ladies finish their magical season 23-1. The Trojan Softball team placing the highest in State that any girls team in any sport has for the Trojans.
The Lady Trojans would face a tough Mission Valley team that put them out the previous season during Regionals to keep them from a state appearance last season. The Trojans fell behind early and couldn’t come back in the 6-4 loss to Mission Valley on Friday, May 27th. Mission Valley took the lead on a passed ball in the second inning. The ladies lost despite out-hitting the Vikings ten to six.
Troy put up three runs in the fifth inning. The Trojans offense in that inning were led by Reagen Hill, Avery Euler, and Emerson Weber, all driving in runs in the inning.
Paityn Engemann would get her first loss of the season. The pitcher up for 2-1A Player of the Year would allow six hits and six runs over seven innings, striking out seven while Mission Valley pitcher only struck out 5. Engemann would also tally a home run in the championship game in the fourth inning.
The Trojans tallied ten hits. Weber, Euler, and Engemann all managed multiple hits for the Trojans. Engemann, Euler and Weber all had two.
The Lady Trojans would defeat Richmond-Central Heights 3-2 earlier in the day to go to their first ever girls State Championship Game. The Trojans would win that game with a walk-off double. The game was tied at two with the Trojans batting in the bottom of the eighth inning when Senior Paige Hinds doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring Reagan Hill.
The pitching was strong. Paityn Engemann struck out nine. Engemann earned the victory in the circle. She went eight innings, allowing only two runs on four hits, and only one walk.
Hinds led the Trojans with two hits and four at bats.
On Thursday, May 26th the Trojans, the number #2 seed, would win 7-0 over Belle Plaine the #7 seed. Paityn Engemann had an amazing day allowing zero runs in seven innings, allowing only two hits, zero walks, and striking out fourteen batters.
The Trojans secured the win thanks to four runs in the second inning. Jacey Moore and Emma McConnaughey each drove in runs during that inning. The Trojans got one home run on the day, when Senior McConnaughey socked one deep in the second inning. The Trojans, tallied ten hits on the day. McConnaughey, Engemann, and Moore all managed multiple hits for the Trojans.
Congratulations to the 2022 Troy High School Softball Team 2-1A State Runner-Up.