Try and tell the Hillsboro Lady Trojans they are too young to compete.
A roster filled with mostly freshman and sprinkled with sophomores, juniors, and seniors made it through the first two rounds of the Marion regional Monday.
The Trojans used a strong pitching performance from freshmen Courtney Weber and Franny Gottsch in game one against Marion, defeating the Lady Warriors 12-2.
Another freshman, Steph Sanders, delivered the knockout blow in the fifth inning by hitting a three-run double off the glove of the diving center fielder, Jordan Harper.
The up-start Trojans moved to 12-10 on the season with a victory in the second round against fifth-seeded Herington.
The Railers may have done the Trojans a favor by knocking off SE of Saline in the first round.
The Trojans of Gypsum have had the Trojans of Hillsboro’s number in regionals, knocking them out eight times in the past decade.
This year, however, Hillsboro will try and prove youth is nothing but a buzzword and is just one game away from the state championship.
Number one seed Council Grove stands in the way with a 14-8 record.
First pitch is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Marion.