Facing one of the
area’s top teams to start the season isn’t easy.
softball team built an early 4-2 lead, but couldn’t hold on, and dropped the
season-opener 5-4 at Lake Central.
“You could look at
it and say what if,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “First game of the
season, against a formidable opponent, and we had them on the ropes with a
chance to win.”
Shelby Grimm led
off the game with a walk and stole second. Biz Zehner doubled to plate Grimm
ahead of Kristi Stevenson’s infield single. Lexi Benko doubled to score
RBI ground out plated Stevenson for a 3-0 Trojan lead.
answered with two runs in the bottom of the first, including an unearned
Hayley McBride led
off the top of the second with a double and scored when Zehner ripped a
two-out single for a 4-2 lead.
Again Lake Central
manufactured a run in the bottom of the inning with a single, bunt and RBI
“We went cold for a
couple of innings,” Hopson said. “We had runners in scoring position, but
couldn’t get them in.”
LC set the final
score in the fourth inning when back-to-back one-out singles led to an RBI
Anderson worked all
six innings in the pitching circle for the Trojans, striking out six and
allowing nine hits.
the home portion of the schedule today when they host Griffith beginning at