It was a good weekend for the Trojan teams as both baseball and softball played their way into their respective playoff competitions.
Softball will get a slight break before heading to Scottsbluff, Nebraska for the Region IX Softball Tournament and a chance to claim their third straight title.
Baseball has a bit left to do. The Trojans have three games with Northeastern remaining, but some of the teams in the conference still have six to seven games remaining.
Whoever manages to get hot down the stretch will get to host the finals, but at least at this point we know the Trojans have a spot at the table.
The annual athletic banquet will be held on Tuesday evening. It has turned into a fun tradition. One of the things I get to do at the banquet each year is hand out the George Scott Award.
The Scott award is given to the highest achieving student-athletes in the classroom. This year I will have the honor of giving a pair of these awards to a pair of well deserving and very hard-working sophomores.
Be sure to check in next week and see who received the award.
Last Week’s Results
Defeated Otero 16-5
Fell to Lamar 13-8 in 11-innings
Defeated McCook 3-1
Defeated McCook 5-3
Defeated McCook 10-0
Defeated McCook 7-4
Fell to McCook 3-0
Defeated Lamar 5-3
Fell to Lamar 12-4
n This week
Baseball travels to Sterling, Colorado for a doubleheader with Northeastern JC
Baseball travels to Sterling, Colorado for a for a single 9-inning game with Northeastern JC
Track & Field
Teams are at the Air Force Twilight Open in Colorado Springs, Colorado
n Softball clinches playoff spot
The Lady Trojans went into the final weekend of the season needing a split to ensure a spot in the upcoming Region IX tournament and got just that, splitting doubleheaders with McCook on Friday and Lamar on Saturday.
The Trojans are done with the regular season. They finished with a 24-25 record and were 15-15 in conference play. There are a few teams wrapping up games early this week that will determine the final standings. Western Nebraska is a lock to host the tournament and Otero secured the number two spot. If McCook were to sweep WNCC on Monday then they would jump into third and the Trojans would be the fourth seed.
W L R W%
WNCC 20 6 4 0.769
OJC 19 11 0 0.633
TSJC 15 15 0 0.500
MCC 13 15 2 0.464
LCC 13 17 0 0.433
NJC 6 22 2 0.214
n Baseball wins four of five
The baseball team had another busy week, with nine-inning games with Otero and Lamar midweek and then a three-game series in McCook over the weekend. TSJC was great on the road, winning all four, but fell in extra innings at home on Thursday to Lamar.
The week started well with a 16-5 win in six innings in La Junta. Bryan Meissner picked up the win in relief. TSJC swept the Rattlers 6-0 in the season series. On Thursday Lamar came to Trinidad. The Trojans led until the ninth but saw the Lopes tie it and send it into extra innings. In the eleventh a series of errors allowed five runs across and the Trojans fell 13-8. Over the weekend TSJC swept a series in McCook, Nebraska, defeating the Indians 3-1, 5-3 and 10-0.
The Trojans slid percentage points behind the Lopes in the standings after Thursday’s loss, but responded over the weekend to secure a spot in the playoffs. They will wrap up the regular season with a three-game series in Sterling, Colorado this week against Northeastern JC. They are expecting bad weather in Sterling early in the week, so those game times are up in the air at this point.
W L R W%
LCC 20 11 5 0.645
TSJC 21 12 3 0.636
NJC 18 12 6 0.600
WNCC 15 14 7 0.517
SCC 15 16 5 0.484
MCC 12 19 5 0.387
OJC 7 24 5 0.226
n Basketball set to host open tryout
TSJC’s Men’s Basketball team will host an open tryout for anyone interested in joining the 2019-2020 Trojan squad. The tryout will be held Saturday, May 11 starting at 12:30 p.m.
For more information about the event please call Coach Folda at 719-846-5548 or download the information flyer - https://www.tsjctrojans.com/information/MensBasketballTryout.pdf