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Lady Trojan softball team to showcase new talent in annual alumni game
Updated - 8/13/13
The 2013-14 TSJC softball team, coming off a 27-24 record a year ago, will let softball fans get a first look at this year’s team on August 24, 2013 with their annual alumni game.
Coach Steve Swazo, who is entering his eighth season with the Lady Trojans, brings in a total of 19 players, with (8) returning sophomore including 1st team All-Region 9 selection Joni Davenport. Davenport from Louisville, Colorado, hit .423 and had 13 homeruns a year ago. Also returning for their second year will be Caiden Yocham (New Mexico), who was a 2nd team All-Region 9 selection, Maddie Armstrong (Colorado Springs), Caylie Phelts (Utah), Saybra Hahmann (Texas), Tonya Trujillo (Pueblo), Melissa Pigott (Castle Rock), and Deanna Montano (New Mexico).
“I am pleased with the class we have returning for their sophomore year,” Swazo said. “They know what it takes to win and believe they will work harder this year than the year before.”
New to the Lady Trojan roster are 11 talented student-athletes that had great high school careers and are looking to leave their mark at Trinidad State. A total of (9) new student athletes hail from Colorado: Teaja Rivera and Torri Attencio from Colorado Springs, Morgan Ginger and Sammi Miele from Castle Rock, Jenna Cordova from Pueblo, Katie Stead from Littleton and Brooke Stevens from Arvada. The out-of-state athletes embarking on Trinidad for the first time will include: Macie Christian and Victoria Gonzales from California. Also new to the squad will be two late signees including D1 transfer Kolbi Ruppert (Highlands Ranch) and Shelby Cornett (Pueblo).
“This freshmen class is very talented and come from some very successful high school and travel ball programs,” the TSJC coach said. “They have played some great competition this past summer and will come in very hungry to compete for a starting position in the fall and to keep that spot come next spring.”
The fall season opens up with the annual alumni game on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at Southside Park at 12 noon. On Sunday, August 25, also at 12 noon, will be a Navy/Gold intra-squad scrimmage. The rest of the fall season will include tournaments at UCCS on Sept 6-7; Adams State University on Sept 14-15; Triple Crown Fall College tournament Sept 22-23, and Lamar College tournament Sept 28-29.