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Austin Peterson Trojan Baseball beat Portage 8-1

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The Chesterton baseball team improved to 3-1 on the year and 1-0 in Duneland Athletic Conference play with an 8-1 victory over Portage on Tuesday.

The Trojans cracked the scoreboard in the third inning as Tommy Benson drew a lead off walk. After stealing second and third, Benson scored on an error for a 1-0 lead.

The lead would grow to 3-0 in the fifth inning when Austin Peterson singled to start the frame. Grant Bruntís two-run home run to left field scored courtesy runner Connor Krantz.

The Indians scored a solo run in the sixth inning before Chesterton answered with five more runs. Patrick Sosby doubled to start the inning and Benson walked following a strikeout.

Petersonís three-run home run to right field plated both before Roeske walked to restart the rally. Brunt hit his second two-run homer of the night scoring courtesy runner David Mahaffey to set the final score.

Offensively, Peterson (3 RBIís) and Brunt (4 RBIís) each tallied three hits with Kolton Cardenas and Chris Torres each garnering two hits in the win.

On the mound, Peterson struck out seven in working six innings for the win. He scattered five hits and allowed just one earned run. Steve Gilbertsen worked the seventh inning and struck out two.

The Trojans return to the field tonight when they head to Portage to face the Indians beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Chesterton 8, Portage 1



Portage 000 001 0 -- 1 5 2

Chesterton 001 025 x -- 8 11 2

2B -- Grant Brunt, Patrick Sosby ©. HR -- Tyler Nemtuda (P); Grant Brunt 2, Austin Peterson ©. Pitching summary -- Portage -- Dickson (5 IP, 7 H, 4 BB, 8 K), Stanley (.2 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K), Villarruel (.1 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K); Chesterton -- Austin Peterson (6 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K), Steve Gilbertsen (1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K). WP -- Austin Peterson. LP -- Dickson.




Posted 4/11/2018




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