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Chesterton Softball sweeps doubleheader

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The Chesterton 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.

After Stevenson singled, Snemis scored on Benko’s single. Stevenson would score on a wild pitch.

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.

Lauren Anderson 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.

Chesterton returns to the field on Tuesday when they travel to Lake Central. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Chesterton 8, New Prairie 0



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 Anderson.

Chesterton 10, New Prairie 0



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.



Posted 4/23/2018




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