softball blasted 12 hits and cruised to an 8-1 Duneland Athletic Conference
victory over Valparaiso on Thursday night.
were much more patient with the bats,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said.
“We made the necessary adjustments much faster tonight.”
The Trojans blew
open a scoreless game in the top of the third inning as Allena McElfresh led
off the inning with a single. Mallory McKee singled and Alexa Olson reached
on a fielder’s choice before Sydney Cooley scored McElfresh and McKee with a
reloaded the bases with a single ahead of Sierra LaFreniere’s RBI single
that plated Olson. Sarah Richards scored Slivka and LaFreniere for a 5-0
another run in the fourth with back-to-back doubles by McKee and Cooley.
The lead grew to
8-0 in the sixth as McElfresh and McKee singled. After Olson sacrificed them
up a base, McElfresh scored when Cooley reached on an error.
McKee scored on
Slivka’s single to end the Trojans’ scoring barrage.
just three hits on the night against Chesterton starter Sydney Cooley.
Cooley struck out 11 in getting the win.
pitched all seven innings for the Chesterton junior varsity as they beat
Valparaiso 9-0 on Thursday.
The Trojans broke
the game open in the fourth inning with seven runs.
Raudry had two singles and an RBI, while Michelle Vasquez hit a double and
bunted for a base hit.