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Chesterton Softball falls 3-2 at LaPorte

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For the second consecutive day, the Chesterton softball team went into extra innings and this time they didn’t come out on top.

The Trojans dropped a 3-2 Duneland Athletic Conference decision in nine innings at LaPorte on Wednesday.

LaPorte put back-to-back one-out singles together and followed with a game-winning double in the bottom of the ninth against Chesterton starter Sydney Cooley.

“I thought we played a pretty decent game,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “LaPorte only had five hits, but they were timely.”

The Trojans got on the board first in the top of the third inning as Jill Bohnert led off with a double. Courtesy runner Shelby Price scored on Mallory McKee’s double. McKee scored on a two-out single by Cooley.

“We hit a lot of balls hard, but then we also had a ton of weak ground balls because we took too many called first strikes,” Hopson said. “Then we ended up chasing stuff.”

A two-run home run in the bottom of the third tied the score and eventually forced extra innings.

“We had runners in scoring position in the fifth, eighth and ninth innings,” Hopson said.

LaPorte 3, Chesterton 2



Chesterton 002 000 000 - 2 7 2

LaPorte 002 000 001 - 3 5 3

2B - Mallory McKee, Jill Bohnert ©. Pitching Summary - Chesterton - Sydney Cooley (8.1 IP, 5 K, 0 BB). LP - Sydney Cooley.

Junior Varsity

LaPorte 9, Chesterton 5

The Chesterton junior varsity dropped a 9-5 decision on Wednesday to LaPorte.

Hailey Johansen, Nicole Bross and Jordan Wadding all tripled for the Trojans, but Chesterton struggled to string together hits to generate runs.

Haley McBride made the game’s top defensive play at third base.


Posted 4/24/2014