The Chesterton softball team exploded for 10 fourth-inning runs and picked
up its first Duneland Athletic Conference victory of the season 14-1 over
Merrillville on Thursday.
“Obviously we hit the ball well tonight,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson
said. “Even though the competition wasn’t tough, it was good to see some of
the bats swing freely.”
Chesterton pounded out 18 hits in the victory led by Megan Tymorek and
Sydney Cooley with three hits each. Megan Matheny, Taylor Bissonnette and
Sarah Richards all had two hits in the victory.
Cooley got the win for the Trojans pitching four innings and striking out
three. Jessica Stacy worked the final inning and struck out one.
“Sydney did a nice job of keeping the ball down and getting ground balls,”
Hopson said. “Jessica pitched the last inning and walked the first batter,
but finished nicely.”
SCORING BY INNINGS
Merrillville 000 10 -- 1 1 4
Chesterton 211 (10)x -- 14 18 1
2B -- Sammie Howard 2, Megan Matheny 2, Sydney Cooley 2 (C). HR -- Jill
Bohnert (C). Pitching Summary -- Merrillville -- Jessica Vasquez (4 IP, 18
H, 3 BB , 0 K); Chesterton -- Sydney Cooley (4 IP, 3 K, 0 BB), Jessica Stacy
(1 IP, 1 K, 1 BB). WP -- Cooley. LP -- Vasquez.
Alexis King pitched for the Trojans Thursday night against Merrilliville as
they cruised to a 34-0 win.
King pitched five innings with seven strikeouts and also added two doubles
and two singles.
Olivia Gonzales had three triples and one single to lead the offense. Becky
Rizer had one double and three singles.