baseball team picked up another Duneland Athletic Conference victory with a
7-4 win at Merrillville on Wednesday.
The Trojans broke
on top in the first as Connor Krantz singled to start the game and promptly
stole second base. Austin Petersonís RBI double made it 1-0.
The Pirates would
answer with a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the first for a 2-1
lead and the game remained that way until the fourth.
Brett Roeske led
off the inning with a single and Logan Lawson was hit by a pitch. Kolton
Cardenasí sacrifice bunt moved each runner up 90 feet. Krantz hit a
sacrifice fly to center field that scored Roeske to tie the game.
doubled to score Lawson and Peterson followed with an RBI single that plated
Benson to make it 4-2.
A two-out single by
Chris VanEekeren started a seventh inning rally for the Trojans. Roeske was
hit by a pitch and Lawson drew a walk to load the bases. Cardenas singled to
score VanEekeren and Roeske.
Krantz walked to
reload the bases and Benson walked to score Lawson.
rallied for two runs in the seventh, but it wasnít enough.
Peterson and VanEekeren each had a pair of hits, while Benson, Cardenas and
Peterson all tallied two RBIís.
On the mound, Grant
Brunt picked up the win with five innings of work. Brunt allowed just three
hits and struck out 10. Stephen Gilbertsen worked the final two frames and
struck out five.
The Trojans return
to the field on Friday when they host Hobart beginning at 4:30 p.m.
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 100 300
3 -- 7 9 4
000 2 -- 4 5 1
2B -- Tommy Benson,
Austin Peterson ©. Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Grant Brunt (5 IP, 3 H,
10 K, 3 BB), Stephen Gilbertsen (2 IP, 2 H, 5 K, 1 BB); Merrillville --
Woods (6.2 IP, 9 H, 6 K, 3 BB), King (.1 IP, 0 H, 0 K, 1 BB). WP -- Grant
Brunt. LP -- Woods.