baseball team allowed just three hits and beat Hammond Morton 6-1 on
The Trojans opened
the scoring in the first as Ryan Slivka drove a double into right field with
two outs. After Max Weller was hit by a pitch, Garrett Fairbanks’ single to
left scored courtesy runner Connor Krantz with the game’s first run.
that way into the fifth when Danny Anderson singled to right field and
courtesy runner Tyler Nelson advanced all the way to third on a fielder’s
choice off the bat of Ray Keane. Nelson would score the game’s second run.
finally got on the board in the top of the sixth with a solo run, but the
Trojans answered with four of their own.
led off the frame with a single to center and David Sharp followed with a
hit to right field. Gunner Burkhart’s infield single loaded the bases.
Ethan Mahaffey drew
a walk to score pinch-runner David Mahaffey and Aidan Turner singled to left
scoring Sharp and Burkhart. A sacrifice bunt from Anderson moved the runners
up 90 feet.
fly to center scored Ethan Mahaffey to set the final score.
Slivka picked up
the win on the mound for the Trojans allowing just one hit and striking out
10. Keane pitched two innings of relief (3 strikeouts) and Chad Dzierba
worked the seventh (3 strikeouts).
to the field on Tuesday when they travel to Merrillville for a 4:30 p.m.
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SCORING BY INNINGS
Hammond Morton 000
001 0 -- 1 3 1
Chesterton 100 014
x -- 6 8 3
2B -- Ryan Slivka
©; Gallegos (HM). Pitching Summary -- Hammond Morton -- Morrissey (3.0 IP, 3
H, 3 K, 1 BB), Ramirez (3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 K, 2 BB); Chesterton -- Ryan Slivka
(4.0 IP, 1 H, 10 K, 3 BB), Ray Keane (2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 K, 0 BB), Chad Dzierba
(1.0 IP, 0 H, 3 K, 0 BB). WP -- Ryan Slivka. LP -- Morrissey.