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
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.”
to the field on Friday when they host Munster. First pitch is scheduled for
SCORING BY INNINGS
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 --