Ryan Slivka didn’t
need much help.
The junior hurler
allowed just one hit in picking up a complete game 6-0 Duneland Athletic
Conference victory for the Chesterton baseball team over Merrillville on
The Trojans got on
the board in the second inning when Zach McKenna singled to start the inning
and Jake Roof followed with a two-run home run to left.
CHS finished the
scoring in the third with a four-run rally. Connor Krantz reached on a
one-out error and moved to second when Jeremy Krantz was hit by a pitch.
Tyler Nelson tripled to score both.
fly scored Nelson and Roof followed with his second home run of the night to
set the final score.
Roof and Kolton
Cardenas each had a pair of hits, while Nelson, McKenna, Garrett Fairbanks
and Slivka all added to the hit parade.
Slivka struck out
nine in picking up the win.
The Trojans return
to the field on Friday when they travel to Hobart for a 4:30 p.m. first
SCORING BY INNINGS
000 0 -- 0 1 2
Chesterton 024 000
x -- 6 8 0
3B -- Tyler Nelson
©. HR -- Jake Roof 2 ©. Pitching Summary -- Merrillville -- Jones (3 IP, 7
H, 1 K, 0 BB), Spates (3 IP, 1 H, 3 K, 1 BB); Chesterton -- Ryan Slivka (7
IP, 1 H, 9 K, 2 BB). WP -- Ryan Slivka. LP -- Jones.