Searching - that’s what LouAnn Hopson’s softball team is doing right now.
Thursday night, the Chesterton softball team did just enough to pick up a
4-2 Duneland Athletic Conference victory over Michigan City.
“When you’ve lost four of your last five, it’s important to get a win,”
Hopson said. “We’re trying so hard right now to get all the different parts
of our team to fit together on the same night. Some nights we hit it a ton
and can’t field it. We’ve had nights where we field it and we don’t get any
Thursday night was a little bit of both.
The Trojans jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Sarah
Richards reached on a fielders’ choice. Taylor Bissonnette moved Richards to
second and she eventually scored when Shelby Carter reached on an error.
Michigan City answered with two runs in the fourth inning thanks to a Trojan
error and a double off the bat of Kristen Hixon.
Richards again started a rally in the fourth by reaching on a fielders’
choice and eventually scoring after three wild pitches. Jordan Wadding later
scored when Tymorek reached on an error.
Tymorek finished with two hits to lead the offense after being moved into
the leadoff spot for the first time this season.
“Tymorek had a great night for us,” Hopson said. “That’s the first time we
put her in that leadoff spot. We have the luxury of courtesy running for her
if she gets on and she’s been hot, so we wanted to get her an extra at bat.”
The Chesterton lead grew to 4-2 when Tymorek doubled to score Richards.
Michigan City tried to rally in the seventh when Peyton Webb doubled with
two outs and Dakota Leslie singled. Jameka Collins struck out on a high fast
ball to end the threat.
“I didn’t want to put the go-ahead run on base,” Hopson said. “If she drives
two in and gets on, oh well. I wasn’t real pleased with how many pitches we
put in her wheel house, but we got away with it.”
The Trojans return to the field today when they travel to Hebron to take on
the Hawks. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Michigan City 2
SCORING BY INNINGS
Michigan City 000 200 0 -- 2 7 4
Chesterton 010 201 x -- 4 7 1
2B -- Kristen Hixon, Peyton Webb (MC); Megan Tymorek ©. Pitching Summary --
Michigan City -- Allison Martinez (6 IP, 7 H, 3 K, 3 BB); Chesterton --
Megan Tymorek (7 IP, 7 H, 9 K, 1 BB). WP -- Tymorek. LP -- Martinez.
Michigan City 5
Jessica Stacy worked all five innings and struck out three as the Chesterton
junior varsity beat Michigan City 15-5 on Thursday.
Allena McElfresh led the Trojan offense with two hits, including a triple,
and three RBIs. Abby Canright had two hits and three RBIs. Emily Hamady had
three hits (double, triple, RBI) and Alexis King also had three hits and an
RBI in the victory.