TCU dominates Waseca and Cleveland

Wade Young, Montgomery Messenger

After making an out at second base, Kacie Traxler throws to first for a possible double play in the game against Waseca on Thursday, May 20. (Wade Young photo)

A couple of eight-run innings helped the TCU Softball Team create a winning streak last week against Cleveland on May 18 and Waseca on May 20. The two wins put the

Titans’ record at 9-8.

Titan Coach Kelly Jo Closser said the wins are a result of the girls’ hard work.

“The girls have been working really hard in practices, and it is showing. I think we have found our groove as a team. The girls set goals for themselves before every game and we talk about them right before the game begins which was implemented about six or seven games into the season,” the coach said. “We really focus on picking each other up and working as a one-unit team. We recognize those game-changing plays, win or lose. We have family talks as a whole team, Varsity & B-

Squad together. I saw the turning point once when the girls started recognizing and calling themselves a family.”

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TCU 0-8-0-2-0-4

In the game against TCU, Waseca got an early start to scoring in the first inning with two runs. However, TCU responded with eight runs in the bottom of the second inning.

After one strike-out, Kacie Traxler connected with a hit to left field. Payton Singleton hit a homer and scored Savannah Squires.

The inning also saw a double when Squires doubled on a fly ball to left field, scoring Anastasia Rynda, and a homer by Ellaina Novak to left field.

Four runs brought cheers from the Titans when Brooke Blaschko hit a homer to left field, scoring herself, Traxler, Isabelle Factor, and Lexi Factor to finish the inning that brought the score to TCU 8, Waseca 2.

The Titans also scored in...

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