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Blessed Trinity Wins Softball State Championship

The Blessed Trinity High School Softball Team captured the AAA state championship at the Olympic softball complex in Columbus, defeating Sandy Creek High School 2-1. The Titans were led by senior pitcher Amber Hamilton, who closed out her high school career giving up just three hits and driving in both of Blessed Trinitys runs. 

Sandy Creek scored first in the second inning, pushing across one run on two infield hits. The Titans answered in the third with Sammy Lepionka scoring on a single by Hamilton, one of the teams seven hits in the game. The winning run came in the fifth inning, with Hamiltons sacrifice fly scoring Moira Sullivan. The game ended with Hamilton striking out the last batter, her seventh strikeout of the game and 294th of the season.  

After a 6-4-2 start this season, the team gelled under the leadership of second year head coach Jan Podhorez, and the Titans put together a 27-game winning streak, capturing the region championship, sectional championship, and then the state championship. The streak, which pushed the Titans record to an impressive 33-4-2, was the longest win streak of any team in any classification in the state this year. The Titans have not lost a game since September 8.  

At the beginning of the season, we were just 15 girls and two coaches. We kept growing closer and we became a family, said Coach Podhorez in a post-game interview. I am so happy for them; this is something none of us will ever forget. 

This is the first state championship in softball for the Roswell school and marks an impressive thirteenth state championship overall. Said Principal Frank Moore, Softball is the latest in what has been a great run for just our sixth year of varsity competition. The dedication of our coaches and student-athletes continues to impress everyone who sees our teams play.