Hannibal, Mo. - HLGU took on the Hornets of Harris Stowe State University in their annual Strike-Out Cancer game. The event started with a ceremonial first pitch by cancer survivor, Stephanie Ross. The money raised by the event will be donated to Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation to support the James E. Cary Cancer Center in Hannibal. The Trojans took both games 14-3 and 15-0.
Game one started off with hot hitting as the Trojans scored the first eleven runs in the first inning. Both teams scored two runs in the third inning and each followed with another run before the game ended in the fifth inning. McKenzie Marshall recorded three RBI's followed by Haley Zeier, Jordyn Alford, and Melissa Stenborg with two RBI's a piece. Madison Ingram started off on the mound and Bobbie Henderson finished up the pitching for the Trojans. Together they struck out six Hornets.
Game two mirrored game one's first inning as the Trojans collected eleven runs in the first inning again. They followed the next two innings with two runs a piece and shut out HSSU. Jennifer Harness recorded four RBI's followed by Zeier and Danielle Wilcoxson with two RBI's a piece. Henderson and Alford shared turns on the mound while Alford struck out three.
The Trojans have two more AMC opponents standing in their way this season to determine AMC playoffs. They will take on Stephens College on the road this Thursday at 2:00pm and will host Williams Baptist on Saturday at noon. Senior Day will be hosted on Tuesday, April 25th against Clarke University with the first pitch at 3:00pm.