baseball team scored runs early and late in picking up a 6-3 Duneland
Athletic Conference victory at Valparaiso on Wednesday.
scratched out a run in the top of the first inning as Tyler Sufana reached
on a two-out error by the Vikings. After stealing second, Sufana scored on
an RBI single by Brandon Roeske.
An Andrew Ralph
sacrifice fly in the second pushed the lead to 2-0 as Patrick Tilden scored.
The game would stay
that way until the top of the fourth when Cameron O’Brien reached on an
error and Matt Kubacki was hit by a pitch. Michael Griffin drew a walk to
load the bases.
Ralph singled to
plate O’Brien and Corey Rusboldt’s sacrifice fly put the Trojans on top 4-0.
The Vikings finally
got to Kubacki, the Chesterton starter, in the bottom of the fourth. A
two-out double plated a pair of runs as a three-run Valpo rally cut the led
The Trojans put the
game away in the seventh inning as Sufana led off with a single, stole
second and went to third on a wild pitch. Cole Teal’s sacrifice fly plated
Jordan Dilosa moved to third on a single by O’Brien and scored on Kubacki’s
single to center.
Teal would slam the
door from the pitcher’s mound in the bottom of the seventh with back-to-back
strikeouts to end the game.
Ralph and Kubacki
led the Chesterton offense with two hits each, while Kubacki also got the
win on the mound after going 5.1 innings and striking out six.