The Chesterton baseball team wasted little time dusting off the bats
Saturday in a 7-1 victory over Griffith at RailCats Stadium in Gary.
The Trojans got lead off walks in the bottom of the first to Andrew Ralph
and Jordan Morandini ahead of an Aery Pratt double that plated both. After
Pratt moved to third on a single by Michael Crowley, Austin VanderZandenís
ground out made the score 3-0.
The onslaught continued in the second as Corey Rusboldt was hit by a pitch
and Michael Griffin doubled to score him.
After an infield single by Ralph, Jordan Morandini reached on a fielderís
choice that scored Griffin. Pratt walked and Crowley singled ahead of a
bases loaded walk to VanderZanden for a 6-0 lead.
Another run in the third inning came across as Rusboldt singled with one out
and moved to second on a walk to Griffin. Ralph loaded the bases with
another single and Rusboldt scored on a wild pitch.
Offensively, Ralph and Crowley each had a pair of singles, while
VanderZanden and Pratt had two RBIís each.
Mitch Kobitz cruised through five innings before finally allowing a run in
the sixth. Kobitz earned the win by completing six innings, allowing three
hits and striking out five.
Dallas Milligan worked the final frame in relief.
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2B - Aery Pratt, Michael Griffin ©. Pitching Summary - Griffith - Terzarial
(0 IP, 2 H, 0 K, 2 BB), Tauber 4 IP, 5 H, 2 K, 4 BB), Diaz (2 IP, 1 H, 1 K,
0 BB); Chesterton - Mitch Kobitz (6 IP, 3 H, 5 K, 1 BB), Dallas Milligan (1
IP, 0 H, 0 K, 0 BB). WP - Mitch Kobitz. LP - Terzarial.