The West Central High School club softball team is 3-1 through the first four games of the 2021 season. The Trojans played two games on Sunday, August 22nd and then played two games on Sunday, August 29th.
West Central earned a 10-0 win over Tea on August 22nd. They scored five runs in the first, a run in the third, and then four more in the fifth inning. The Trojans also hit three home runs in the game. Addy Kramer had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs. Hanna Raethz had two hits and three RBIs. Grace Harden had two hits, one a double. Jocelyn Nilson also had two hits. Jenna Lueth had a home run and two RBIs. Breanna Stofferahn had a home run and an RBI. Caitlyn Hoff had a hit and an RBI. McKenna Sichmeller finished with a triple, and Sammie Mallinger had a single. Mallinger pitched five innings allowing just one hit while striking out 12 batters.
The Trojans won their second game on the 22nd against Lennox, winning by a score of 7-3. West Central scored two in the bottom of the second. Lennox cut the lead in half with a run in the top of the third, but West Central had a three-run third to make it a 5-1 score. Both teams scored two runs in the fifth. Caitlyn Maa had three hits, including a triple, with two RBIs. Raethz had three hits, including a double, and an RBI. Izzi Parsons had three singles. Mallinger had two hits and two RBIs. Stofferahn had two doubles and an RBI. Harden and Nilson both had a single. Harden pitched all six innings allowing three runs, one earned, on eight hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
West Central won their first game on August 29th, a 7-0 combined no-hitter win against Dakota Valley. West Central scored three in the third and four in the fourth for the win. Stofferahn had two hits, one a double, and two RBIs. Parsons had a double and two RBIs. Sickmeller had a double and an RBI. Maa also had a single. Stofferahn pitched an inning striking out one batter. Mallinger pitched four innings walking one and striking out nine.
Playing Tea for the second time in a week, West Central suffered their first loss of the season on the 29th. Tea scored three times in the third inning and two more in the fourth for a 5-0 win. West Central was held to just three hits. Hoff had a triple, and Harden and Kramer both had a single. Harden pitched three innings allowing three runs, none of them earned, on four hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Hoff pitched three innings allowing two earned runs on three hits with five strikeouts.