As the weather
warms up, so are the bats.
softball team pounded out 17 hits and scored 16 runs in picking up a 16-5
non-conference victory on Saturday night at Mishawaka.
“Offensively we got
some noise from some new faces,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said.
“Several of our girls are seeing the ball well right now. That is very
Mishawaka jumped on
the scoreboard first with a pair of two-out singles and a double for a 2-0
Things stayed that
way until the top of the third when the Trojans exploded.
started the rally with a one-out home run. Alexa Olson doubled and Sydney
Cooley singled ahead of a Bailey Slivka home run.
singled and Lia Lombardini reached on an error. They both scored when McKee
reached on a two-out error.
The Trojans put the
final touches on the victory in the fourth inning when they sent 14 hitters
to the plate en route to 10 runs.
The innings’ big
blow came on a two-run double by Sierra LaFreniere that scored Cooley and
Slivka. Mishawaka added three walks and contributed two errors to the
Mishawaka tried to
mount a comeback in the fifth as they benefited from three walks and a
couple of Trojan errors, but Cooley came in to close the door in relief.
“It was nice to see
how Brittany (Milzarek) would do in her first start,” Hopson said. “She did
a very nice job. I was happy to see Sydney come in and stop the rally as
Hopson did have
concerns about the Trojans’ four errors, but solid play in the outfield was
still need to improve some,” Hopson said. “We are getting better. Our
outfielders Allena McElfresh, Lisette Martinez and Alexa Olson had an
SCORING BY INNINGS
(10)0 -- 16 17 4
Mishawaka 201 02 -
5 5 4
2B - Sydney Cooley,
Sierra LaFreniere, Alexa Olson ©. HR - Mallory McKee, Bailey Slivka ©.
Pitching Summary - Chesterton - Brittany Milzarek (4.1 IP, 2 K, 5 BB),
Sydney Cooley (.2 IP, 1 K, 1 BB). WP - Mil