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Chesterton Softball outlasts Munster in 9 innings

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By TR HARLAN

Megan Tymorek isn’t the prototypical leadoff hitter and Chesterton softball coach LouAnn Hopson doesn’t care.

Tymorek blasted two home runs, including a game-tying three-run bomb in the bottom of the seventh, as the Trojans ended the regular season with a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Munster in nine innings on Friday.

“That’s the second time this year she’s done that for us,” Hopson said of Tymorek’s two home run night. “They were trying to get her to chase something out of the zone there and they decided to come back in the zone and she hit it. Give her credit, she didn’t chase and when they gave her something, she crushed it.”

Trailing 4-1, Sarah Richards got a leadoff single and Shelby Carter reached on a fielder’s choice. Tymorek’s blast to left field tied the game against Munster starter Carly Murphy.

“It’s nice to have the kids enthused and engaged in the game,” Hopson said. “They really believed they could come back. It’s a great win heading into the post-season.”

In the ninth, Carter drew a walk and Sammie Howard singled to right field with two outs. Megan Matheny’s single to right scored Carter with the game-winner.

“We’ve been making some adjustments and I’m seeing them on the field,” Hopson said. “I feel really good about where we’re at and how we’re playing heading into the Sectional.”

Richards led the offense with three hits, while Tymorek was 2-for-4. Sydney Cooley added a double.

“It’s nice to see Sarah Richards get three hits,” Hopson said. “Megan Matheny is providing some RBI’s for us and I can’t say enough about what Mallory McKee’s done with her bat.

“I decided two or three weeks ago that we were going to put our best offensive players in the lineup. Sometimes that hurts us defensively, but we had to start hitting the ball better. We’re going to have to hit the ball next week.”

Tymorek worked all nine innings for the Trojans and struck out 11 in garnering the win.

Chesterton 5, Munster 4

AT CHESTERTON

SCORING BY INNINGS

Munster 002 002 000 -- 4 10 0

Chesterton 100 000 301 -- 5 9 3

2B -- Taylor Michalski (M); Sydney Cooley, Sarah Richards ©. HR -- Sarah Simchak (M); Megan Tymorek 2 ©. Pitching Summary -- Munster -- Carly Murphy (8.2 IP, 9 H, 8 K, 4 BB); Chesterton -- Megan Tymorek (9 IP, 10 H, 11 K, 0 BB). WP -- Tymorek. LP -- Murphy.

 

 

Posted 5/21/2012