softball team continued its winning ways with a come-from-behind 7-3
Duneland Athletic Conference victory at Portage on Thursday.
“We made a lot of
hard contact tonight,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said of her team’s
The Trojans got on
the board first with a solo run in the second inning. Lauren Anderson
singled and advanced all the way to third on a pair of wild pitches. Cassidy
Grimm’s RBI ground out plated Anderson.
Another solo tally
in the third started with the first of Kari LaFreniere’s two doubles and was
sacrificed to third by Shelby Grimm. Maddie Snemis’ sacrifice fly made it
in the fourth with three runs thanks in part to a double, walk and three
“We got caught in
the fourth inning trying to make some plays on lead runners,” Hopson said.
“It would have been best to take the outs and give up one run instead of
responded immediately with two runs in the top of the fifth inning.
and Shelby Grimm was intentionally walked. LaFreniere advanced to third on a
sacrifice fly and Grimm stole second.
Both runners scored
on a two-out single by Kristi Stevenson.
“I was very pleased
to see the girls hit the ball hard and put two back on the board with good
situational hitting,” Hopson said. “We hit behind the runner and had hard
sacrifice fly balls.”
The Trojans set the
final score with three runs in the seventh inning as Faith Matta led off the
rally with a single. LaFreniere’s two-run home run followed.
Snemis was hit by a
pitch with two outs and scored on Anderson’s sacrifice fly.
LaFreniere led the
offense with three hits and Stevenson tallied two hits. Both had two RBI’s
in the victory.
Lexi Benko worked
all seven innings and allowed just four hits, while striking out 10.
“Lexi did a great
job of keeping Portage off balance,” Hopson said.
The Trojans return
to the field on Saturday when they host New Prairie. First pitch is
scheduled for 10 a.m.