UNION MILLS – The Triton softball team left no doubt Friday night about a sectional championship.
The No. 14 Trojans built a 10-0 lead before settling for a 10-5 win over Westville in the title tilt of the Class 1-A South Central Sectional.
Winning pitcher Mallorie Jennings had 10 strikeouts and Allyson Brown collected three hits as the Trojans won just the second sectional title in program history. Triton also won a sectional crown in 2008.
Triton, now 22-8, will play in a one-game regional Tuesday night at No. 1 and defending state champion Lakewood Park Christian. Lakewood Park Christian defeated Fort Wayne Canterbury 20-0 in five innings Friday night to win its own sectional.
Junior Jennings, already the all-time leader in career strikeouts, allowed eight hits Friday night. She also had two hits, including a double, scored two runs and had an RBI for the champions.
Brown led the offense with her three hits, including a double, in the win.
Hannah Jennings had two hits, with a double, and drove in three runs for the Trojans.
Triton scored one run in the first inning, five in the fourth and four in the sixth to take a 10-0 lead. Westville scored all five of its runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Lillie Berger, Krystal Sellers, Lexi Lemler, Brooke Roberts and Brycelyn Garbison each had a hit for the Trojans.