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
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
A two-run home run
in the bottom of the third tied the score and eventually forced extra
“We had runners in
scoring position in the fifth, eighth and ninth innings,” Hopson said.
junior varsity dropped a 9-5 decision on Wednesday to LaPorte.
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.