Entering Sunday's elimination game with Johnsonburg, the simple question to ask was would this be the Girls Minors final outing of the postseason.
The answer was a resounding no.
Trinity Wennberg allowed only one hit and struck out nine Johnsonburg batters in a 12-2 Warren victory at Hawbaker Field in the Farm Colony Complex, North Warren.
Times Observer photo by Jonathan McAfoos
Members of the Warren Girls Minors all-star team take a victory lap around the bases after a resounding 12-2 victory over Johnsonburg in all-star competition Sunday at Hawbaker Field in the Farm Colony Complex, North?Warren. Warren (2-1) has advanced to the next round of all-star action and will face Punxsutawney in a losers bracket contest at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hawbaker Field in the Farm Colony Complex in North Warren.
With the victory, Warren advances to play Punxsutawney in a loser's bracket contest at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The game will be played on Warren's home turf of Hawbaker Field in the Farm Colony Complex, North Warren.
Warren was able to find its offensive firepower early in the game, scoring three runs in both the first and second innings and a whopping six runs in the third.
Wennberg led off the bottom of the first with a single and quickly made her way to third after a stolen base and wild pitch. Alexis Nyquist was then able to knock Wennberg in with one of her two hits and Warren had a lead it wouldn't relinquish.
Johnsonburg 001 1 - 2 1
Warren 336 x - 12 12
2b-Gracie Wood (W). 3b-Celia Chase (W). HR-Wood (W). WP-Trinty Wennberg. LP-Maria Jones.
The biggest hit of the second inning was delivered by Gracie Wood whose double brought home a pair of runs. Wood struck again in the third with a three-run homer that effectively ended the game in the host's favor.
Wennberg made sure Johnsonburg would have no chance to rally, getting timely strikeouts each time the visitors threatened to get closer.
Celia Chase had a triple for the winners and Julia Lobdell, Wennberg and Nyquist all had multi-hit games for Warren.