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CHS beats Lake Central in Regional baseball semifinals

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It ain’t over, ‘til it’s over.

The Chesterton baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie things up and one more in the ninth to beat Lake Central 4-3 in the IHSAA Regional semifinal at LaPorte on Saturday morning.

“Great ball game,” Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. “Things looked bleak and then we come back. Give the credit to the kids. They never quit.”

LC scored solo runs in the second and third innings thanks to their running game.

“We knew they were going to run,” Campbell said. “They did it against us in the two games this year. I guess we have to just keep them off the bases.”

Trojan starter Austin Peterson (10 strikeouts) did just that as he allowed just one baserunner after that, a solo home run in the fifth.

“Pete is a tremendous competitor,” Campbell said. “He wears his emotion on his sleeve.”

The Trojans got on the board in the third when Logan Lawson tripled with one out and scored on Chris Torres’ RBI single.

In the sixth, Connor Krantz singled and moved to second on an error. He scored when Austin Peterson singled to center. Courtesy runner Patrick Sosby scored on a triple to center by Grant Brunt.

In the ninth, Brett Roeske beat out an infield single with one out. Following a strikeout, Torres ripped a double to left that scored Roeske from first with the game-winner.

“Brett always wants to run,” Campbell said. “We usually run for him, but not because he can’t do it.”

IHSAA Regional Semifinal


Chesterton 4, Lake Central 3 (9 innings)


Lake Central 011 010 000 -- 3 6 0

Chesterton 001 002 001 -- 4 9 1

2B -- Chris Torres ©. 3B -- Logan Lawson, Grant Brunt ©. HR -- Evan Hand (LC). Pitching Summary -- Lake Central -- Zack Dobos (7.2 IP, 7 H, 7 K, 1 BB), Connor Tomasic (.1 IP, 0 H, 0 K, 0 BB), Max Born (.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K, 0 BB); Chesterton -- Austin Peterson (7 IP, 5 H, 10 K, 1 BB), Steve Gilbertsen (1 IP, 0 H, 0 K, 1 BB), Chris Torres (1 IP, 1 H, 1 K, 1 BB). WP -- Chris Torres. LP -- Max Born.



Posted 6/4/2018




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