softball team traveled down Meridian Tuesday afternoon and came back with a
6-2 victory over Valparaiso.
The Trojans started
the scoring in the second inning with Kari LaFreniere’s solo home run. Maddy
Hamady followed that up with a lead-off homer in the third.
singled and moved to second on a ground out by Biz Zehner. After a wild
pitch, Grimm scored on an RBI single from Lexi Benko.
its only two runs of the game in the third thanks to a walk, wild pitch and
error against Trojan starter Hayley Edmonds. Edmonds worked two innings and
struck out two.
“I thought Hayley
did alright for her first start,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “She
had a little trouble hitting her spots, but she now has the first start out
of the way.”
minimized the damage in relief and struck out one. Benko earned the win.
“Lexi came in with
a runner on second and did what she is supposed to É get ground balls,”
three runs in the fifth to set the final score as Zehner singled and scored
on Kristi Stevenson’s two-run home run.
Benko singled and
courtesy runner Faith Matta moved to second on a wild pitch and scored when
Hailey Johansen reached on an error.
The Trojans return
to the field tonight when they host Merrillville beginning at 4:30 p.m.
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 012 030
0 -- 6 11 1
Valparaiso 002 000
0 -- 2 4 2
2B -- Kristi
Stevenson, Maddy Hamady ©. HR -- Kari LaFreniere, Maddy Hamady, Kristi
Stevenson ©. Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Hayley Edmonds (2 IP, 2 K, 2
BB), Lexi Benko (5 IP, 1 K, 0 BB). WP -- Lexi Benko.