The Chesterton baseball team opened its 2012 season in style Monday with a
21-1 victory at Hammond Gavit.
The Trojans got on the board with a solo run in the top of the first as
Brandon Jenks plated Andrew Ralph on a fielders choice.
CHS jumped on Gavit in the second with four runs as Zach Jenks was hit by a
pitch with the bases loaded scoring Bobby Humphreys. A two-run double by
Jake Post made it 4-0 and Brandon Jenks scored on an error for a 5-0 lead.
Chesterton scored a pair of runs in the fourth and fifth innings before
exploding for 12 runs in the top of the sixth to end the game.
The Trojan offense pounded out 13 hits including two each from Zach Jenks,
Aery Pratt and Austin VanderZanden.
Post cruised through the first four innings allowing just two hits and
striking out 10 in getting the victory. Pratt pitched the final two innings
and struck out four for the Trojans.
Chesterton returns to the field on Wednesday when they travel to East
Chicago Central for a 4:30 p.m. scheduled first pitch.
Hammond Gavit 1
AT HAMMOND GAVIT
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 140 22(12) -- 21 13 1
Hammond Gavit 000 001 -- 1 4 8
2B -- Jake Post ©; Davis, Thompson (HG). Pitching Summary -- Chesterton --
Jake Post (4 IP, 2 H, 10 K, 0 BB), Aery Pratt (2 IP, 2 H, 4 K, 1 BB);
Hammond Gavit -- Thompson (6 IP, 13 H, 5 K, 5 BB). WP -- Post (1-0). LP --