Trojans get season off to perfect start
By RICK PETERSON
Topeka High’s baseball team faces a tough challenge to become a contender in the Centennial League, which has produced multiple state championship teams.
But Cody Miller’s team got the 2021 season off to a good start on Monday at Hummer Sports Park. In fact, it was a perfect start for the Trojans, with three Topeka High pitchers combining for a three-inning perfect game in the Trojans’ 15-0 non-league win over Kansas City-Washington.
Senior Lukas Brennan was the starting pitcher for Topeka, followed by junior Dillon Mitchell and junior Max Colombo, with Brennan and Mitchell both striking out three hitters and Colombo two.
Topeka High put the game away with 11 runs in the first inning, including three straight triples, from senior Addison Sigg, Colombo and sophomore Elijah Kincade, to open the game. Kincade had two hits in the game.
Now the goal for Miller’s Trojans is to parlay that big start into a big season.
“This season comes with heightened expectations, because we return a number of key contributors and gain a tremendous amount of incoming talent,” Miller said. “We have outstanding leadership from our senior class and I expect this to be the best season from Topeka High baseball in a long, long time.”
Other top returners for the Trojans, who went 7-13 in 2019, include seniors Colin Daniels, Casey Champney and Devon Keeling and juniors Aiden Feldkausen and John Cordova.
Top newcomers for Topeka High include seniors Brayden Humphrey, Culhann Carr and Trent Adkins and freshman Isaiah Kincade.