Taylor Trent: dual-sport star

Published 11:55 am Friday, August 4, 2017

Taylor Trent, of Charlotte Court House, spent July as a key figure in two different worlds, but both of them took place on a diamond.

Her July started with an impressive run in the District 5 Dixie Youth Baseball Major League All-Star Tournament as a member of the Charlotte County Majors All-Stars. She helped them go 4-2, placing second to a strong Dinwiddie Nationals All-Star squad.

Near the end of the month, she was playing softball, competing for the Hanover Lady Hornets 12U travel ball team. At the National Softball Association (NSA) Class A World Series that took place in Williamsburg from July 17-21, Trent helped her team successfully navigate a field that included teams hailing from 10 different states. The Lady Hornets went 7-0, outscoring their opponents 60-15 on their way to winning the championship. Timely hitting and strong pitching were vital to Hanover’s efforts.

Trent, batting leadoff, had some key hits and runs batted in throughout the tournament. She also contributed strong defense.

The Lady Hornets finished the spring season with an impressive 45-8 record and ranked No. 2 nationally.