Trojans celebrate win, Senior Night

A homerun, a win and Senior Night had STC Trojan fans smiling all evening long. Jenna Cremeans and Abby Sandvick were recognized Friday evening following an 8-4 win over Union.

This year there have been a lot of “will they, won’t they” questions but after spring sports seasons were cancelled statewide, summer sports were allowed to resume in June. For the two seniors this meant the world.

“I definitely didn’t think this season was going to happen and I was bummed out,” said Sandvick, “Last season wasn’t what I wanted so I was glad to come back and get the team bond one more time before I went off to start my new adventure. To be able to come back and actually play softball with this team and re-create that family bond was amazing. I’m glad we had senior night early just in case something happened.”

“There are a lot of rules and they are kind of crazy rules,” said Cremeans, “but going off of what Abby said I’m very thankful because I was scared I wasn’t going to get to play with our team one more time.”

“It feels great (to get that win),” said Sandivck, “It was a little rough in the beginning but I’m glad we came back together and pulled it off.”

“This was definitely one of our better games,” said Cremeans. “We really came together.”

Come together they did. Union was first on the board with a run in the first inning. It wasn’t until the second inning that the Trojans saw some offensive production. They put two runs on the board.

Both teams went scoreless with the Trojans leading narrowly 2-1 until the 5th inning. Union put up three runs but the Trojans answered back.

In the bottom of the 5th STC scored six runs as the Knights pitcher, Sarah Roberts, struggled on the mound. Roberts ultimately gave up five hits in the six innings she pitched.

Game leaders for the Trojans were Sandvick who recorded two hits, one run, one RBI and one double. Ashlynn Ellenbecker had eight strikeouts.

Speaking of Ellenbecker, she and Sandvick have had a competition going for home runs throughout the season.

“I was a little overdue so to finally connect with one and drive it over, my family has been waiting, my team has been waiting so it was great to connect with one and send it over and make my family proud,” said Sandvick.

STC will travel to Maquoketa on Monday, July 6.