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Chesterton Softball beats Michigan City 4-3

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Chesterton’s Sydney Cooley struck out nine, including the game’s final three outs, as the Trojans picked up a 4-3 Duneland Athletic Conference victory over Michigan City on Monday.

“Playing in the rain is not fun,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “Both pitchers had trouble hanging on to the ball. The outfielders were sliding all over the place. We will take the win though.”

Michigan City scored a pair of runs in the third inning thanks to a pair of Trojan errors and a bloop single.

Chesterton answered in the fourth with three runs as Lia Lombardini hit a one-out double and scored on Sarah Richards’ double. Jill Bohnert’s single got past an outfielder to score Richards.

Courtesy runner Shelby Price scored when Mallory McKee reached on an error.

The Trojans added a run in the fifth as Cooley drew a leadoff walk. She would score when Richards reached on an error.

Michigan City rallied with a run in the sixth and put two runners on in the seventh. Cooley’s three strikeouts ended the threat.

“Early we struggled at the plate, but were able to adjust,” Hopson said. “Defensively, we had a few struggles. The strikeouts got us out of some jams.”

Chesterton 4, Michigan City 3



Michigan City 002 001 0 - 3 5 4

Chesterton 000 310 x - 4 8 4

2B - Dana Fugate (MC); Lia Lombardini, Sarah Richards ©. Pitching Summary - Michigan City - Jordan Lane (7 IP, 8 H, 0 K, 4 BB); Chesterton - Sydney Cooley (7 IP, 5 H, 9 K, 3 BB). WP - Cooley. LP - Lane.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 11, Michigan City 1

The Chesterton junior varsity needed just five innings to beat Michigan City 11-1 on Monday.

Natalie Anderson pitched five innings to get the victory for the Trojans. Anderson struck out six and walked two.

The Chesterton offense tallied seven runs in the second inning. Haley Johansen had five RBI’s (2 singles, triple) on the night. Anderson added a single, double and run scored.


Posted 4/22/2014