The Chesterton baseball team is getting used to come-from-behind wins.
The Trojans scored six runs in the sixth inning to pick up a 10-4 Duneland
Athletic Conference victory at Lake Central on Thursday.
The Indians scored the gameís first run in the bottom of the first for an
early 1-0 lead, but the Trojans responded with two third inning runs.
Mitch Kobitz singled to lead off the frame and Corey Rusboldt reached on an
error. Michael Griffinís two-run double put the Trojans on top 2-1.
Lake Central responded with three runs in the bottom half of the inning and
held a 4-2 lead until the Trojans exploded for six runs in the sixth.
Jordan Morandini singled to start things off and Aery Pratt drew a walk.
After a pop up, Mike Crowley doubled to score Morandini. Tyler Sufana
reached on an error that scored pinch-runner Colin McEuen.
With two outs, Rusboldt reached first on a dropped third strike that scored
Crowley. Griffin singled to left scoring Sufana and Rusboldt.
Andrew Ralph singled to put runners on the corners and Morandini doubled to
leftfield to plate Griffin.
The Trojans added two more runs in the seventh inning to put the finishing
touches on the victory as VanderZanden doubled to start things and Crowley
drew a walk. Sufana plated VanderZanden and Crowley scored on a sacrifice
fly from Kobitz.
Offensively, Griffin was 2-for-3 with four RBIís for Chesterton and
Morandini also added two hits. Ralph, VanderZanden, Crowley, Sufana, Kobitz
and Rusboldt also contributed to the 10-hit attack.
Matt Kubacki picked up the win for the Trojans with 5 1/3 innings of work,
allowing three hits and striking out four. Crowley worked the final 1 2/3
innings and struck out two.
2B -- Jordan Morandini, Austin VanderZanden, Mike Crowley, Corey Rusboldt,
Michael Griffin ©. Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Matt Kubacki (5.1 IP, 3
H, 4 K, 3 BB), Mike Crowley (1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K, 3 BB); Lake Central --
Mojstorov (5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 K, 1 BB), Polito (1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 K, 1 BB). WP --
Matt Kubacki. LP -- Mojstorov.