softball team improved to 10-2 on the season with an 8-0 and 10-0
doubleheader sweep of New Prairie on Saturday.
“It was a good
day,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “We had great pitching,
outstanding defense and had plenty of offense.”
In game one, the
Trojans wasted little time in plating a pair of first inning runs. Shelby
Grimm drew a walk to start the rally and Maddie Snemis reached on an error.
Grimm scored on
Kristi Stevenson’s RBI ground out and Snemis scored on an RBI ground out
from Lexi Benko.
Four more runs
scored in the second as Faith Matta singled and scored on Kari LaFreniere’s
single. LaFreniere scored on a two-out single from Snemis.
singled, Snemis scored on Benko’s single. Stevenson would score on a wild
The Trojans put the
final touches on game one with two more runs in the sixth as LaFreniere and
Snemis singled to start the rally. LaFreniere scored on Stevenson’s single
and Snemis scored on another RBI single for Benko.
picked up the win in the circle with 10 strikeouts in going the distance.
In game two, the
Trojans tallied solo runs in each of the first two innings. Matta singled
and scored on a Benko single in the first.
In the second,
LaFreniere doubled and scored on Shelby Grimm’s single.
A three-run third
inning started as Cassidy Grimm singled and Noelle Michael drew a walk.
LaFreniere scored everybody with a three-run home run.
The Trojan set the
final score with a six-run fifth-inning outburst that started with a Hayley
Edmonds triple. Edmonds scored on LaFreniere’s single.
Snemis was hit by a
pitch and Matta racked on an error. LaFreniere scored when Stevenson reached
on an error.
Snemis and Matta
scored on a two-run single by Benko. Stevenson ended the game when she
scored on an RBI single from Cassidy Grimm.
Benko worked all
five innings for the Trojans, scattering two hits and striking out three.
to the field on Tuesday when they travel to Lake Central. First pitch is
scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Chesterton 8, New
SCORING BY INNINGS
New Prairie 000 000
0 -- 0 3 2
Chesterton 240 002
x -- 8 11 1
Pitching Summary --
Chesterton -- Lauren Anderson (7 IP, 3 H, 10 K, 1 BB). WP -- Lauren
Chesterton 10, New
SCORING BY INNINGS
New Prairie 000 00
-- 0 2 3
Chesterton 113 06
-- 10 14 0
2B -- Micaela
Iacovetti, Kari LaFreniere ©. 3B -- Hayley Edmonds ©. HR -- Kari LaFreniere
©. Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Lexi Benko (5 IP, 2 H, 3 K, 0 BB). WP
-- Lexi Benko.