baseball team built an early 5-0 lead and held on for a 7-4 Duneland
Athletic Conference victory at LaPorte on Tuesday.
The Trojans jumped
on top in the third inning as Matt Kubacki singled with one out and courtesy
runner Patrick Tilden moved to second on a wild pitch.
Following a walk to
Andrew Ralph, Corey Rusboldt doubled to score Tilden and Ralph for a 2-0
Another rally in
the fourth started with a walk to Cole Teal. Cameron O’Brien reached on an
error that moved runners to second and third.
singled to right field scoring Teal, while O’Brien and Jaeger scored on
Kubacki’s RBI single.
tallied a run against Kubacki, the Chesterton starter, in the fourth and
then put three more on the board in the sixth.
The Trojans put the
finishing touches on the victory in the top of the seventh as Rusboldt
doubled with one out. Tyler Sufana followed with a double and Rusboldt
scored. Brandon Roeske singled to plate Sufana to finish the scoring.
Teal worked the
final two innings in relief and shut the door. Kubacki picked up the win
with five innings of work and three strikeouts.
had three hits to lead the Trojans, while Rusboldt and Kubacki each had two
hits in the victory.
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2B - Corey Rusboldt
2, Tyler Sufana ©; Upp (L). Pitching Summary - Chesterton - Matt Kubacki (5
IP, 6 H, 3 K, 2 BB), Cole Teal (2 IP, 2 H, 0 K, 2 BB); LaPorte - Teets (6.1
IP, 8 H, 8 K, 2 BB), Smith (.2 IP, 1 H, 0 K, 0 BB). WP - Kubacki. LP - Teets.