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Chesterton Softball beats LaPorte 3-1

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The Chesterton softball team finished off Duneland Athletic Conference play 10-4 overall with a 3-1 victory over LaPorte on Tuesday.

“LaPorte has always played us tough,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “We had eight hits, but only managed to push across runs in the third. We had a little trouble hitting their pitcher. We hit some balls hard that their defense made nice plays on.”

The Trojans scored all three of their runs in the second inning as Micaela Iacovetti single and Kristy Stevenson drew a walk. After Cassidy Grimm’s single loaded the bases, Faith Matta tripled to score all three runners.

Matta and Lauren Anderson led the offense with two hits each.

LaPorte’s only run came in the fifth as the Slicers put together three one-out singles against Chesterton starter Lexi Benko.

Benko allowed just four hits in seven innings of work and struck out six in picking up the win.

“Lexi had a very good game,” Hopson said. “Our defense also made some nice plays.”

Chesterton returns to the field on Friday when they host Munster. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Chesterton 3, LaPorte 1



LaPorte 000 010 0 -- 1 4 0

Chesterton 030 000 x -- 3 8 1

3B -- Faith Matta ©. Pitching Summary -- LaPorte -- Avery Wolfenbarger (6 IP, 8 H, 4 K 2 BB); Chesterton -- Lexi Benko (7 IP, 4 H, 6 K, 0 BB). WP -- Lexi Benko. LP -- Avery Wolfenbarger.



Posted 5/16/2018




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