Coach Jan Haugen’s Pleasantville Trojans keep rolling along and knocking off teams along the way.

The Trojans escaped with a narrow 7-6 win at home over the Interstate-35 Roadrunners in league play June 4.

Pleasantville trailed 6-3 before putting on the rallying caps to win with two runs in the sixth and the winning two runs in the seventh.

Abby DeJoode was the winning pitcher as she tossed seven innings allowing 14 hits. She fanned six and walked two in the game.

A Taylor Foley home run brought the Trojans to within a run at 4-3 but I-35 forged back to lead 6-3.

Trojan Coach Jan Haugen stated, “The game changer came in the 7th when Faith Vander Hart singled to lead off. A sacrifice, a walk and a base hit by Hannah Gibson tied the game and the final run came off Josie Sowers single for the win.”

Sowers, Makenzie McGriff, Vander Hart and Hannah Gibson each had two hits for the Trojans.


The Trojans swept the Woodward-Granger Hawks winning the WCAC doubleheader 15-0 and 9-4.

In the shutout, DeJoode picked up the four-inning win by twirling a nifty one-hitter.

DeJoode struck out 10 and walked only one.

Sowers was 4-for-4 at the plate and scored four times. Bridgette McKinney started the fireworks for PHS with a home run to left with a runner on in the second.

DeJoode also hit a home run in the fourth when seven more Trojans scored.

In the nightcap, The Trojans were victorious 9-4 with Faith Vander Hart allowing eight hits in seven innings of work.

Collecting multiple hits for PHS were Sowers, Amber McKinney, Sydnee McKinney and McGriff. Amber McKinney was the leader with three hits, all three were doubles.

Gibson hit a home run for the Trojans, who have displayed their fair share of power throughout the season.

Amber McKinney had three RBI and McGriff drove in two.

Odds and Ends

The three wins put the Trojans at 10-3 for the season. They are now 7-0 in the WCAC in their first year in the league.

Pleasantville will play host to ACGC in league play Thursday night for a league doubleheader.

Saturday the Trojans are slated to travel to the North Mahaska Softball Tournament for a pair of games.