baseball team pounded out 13 hits and pushed nine runs across the plate in
the fifth inning to pick up a 14-2 Duneland Athletic Conference win at
Portage on Tuesday.
The Trojans jumped
on top in the first as Tyler Nelson singled and scored on a triple by Zach
McKenna. Jake Roof’s RBI single plated McKenna for a 2-0 lead.
Things would remain
that way into the fifth when the Trojan bats got hot.
started the rally when he reached on an error and moved all the way to third
when Connor Krantz recorded a bunt single and a throwing error pushed him to
second. Jeremy Krantz singled to plate both runners.
McKenna singled and
Roof walked to load the bases before Kolton Cardenas singled to score Krantz.
Zach Zimmerman drew a bases loaded walk to score McKenna as did Aidan Turner
to plate pinch-runner David Mahaffey.
Fairbanks’ fly ball
was misplayed in the outfield allowing Cardenas to score. Connor Krantz drew
a walk to plate Zimmerman and Jeremy Krantz also drew a walk to score
The final run of
the rally came as Fairbanks scored on an errant throw to push the Trojans’
lead to 11-0.
Portage rallied for
two runs in the bottom of the fifth, but Chesterton tallied three more in
the seventh to set the final score.
singled to start the inning and scored all the way from first on Max
Weller’s single to right. After Gunner Burkhart reached on an error, Danny
Anderson singled to center to score Weller.
sacrifice fly plated Burkhart with the game’s final tally.
McKenna led the
Trojan offense with three hits and Tyler Nelson added two. Anderson, Roof,
Haydn Malackowski, Cardenas and Westphal all added singles.
Ben Collins worked
the first four innings on the mound and struck out eight in getting the
victory. Turner went 2 2/3 innings of relief and struck out four before Chad
Dzierba got the game’s final out.
to the field tonight when they host Portage with the first pitch scheduled
for 4:30 p.m.
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 200 090
3 -- 14 13 3
Portage 000 020 0
-- 2 6 5
3B -- Zach McKenna
©. Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Ben Collins (4 IP, 3 H, 8 K, 4 BB),
Aidan Turner (2.2 IP, 3 H, 4 K, 1 BB), Chad Dzierba (.1 IP, 0 H, 0 K, 0 BB);
Portage -- Dickson (4.1 IP, 9 H, 3 K, 3 BB), Hansen (.2 IP, 0 H, 2 K, 4 BB),
Rivas (2 IP, 4 H, 3 K, 0 BB). WP -- Ben Collins. LP -- Dickson.