The Chesterton softball team
improved to 3-1 on the season after pounding out 18 hits in a 15-0 whitewash
of Hanover Central on Friday.
“It was great
to see everyone hitting tonight,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said.
The Trojans got things going right
away with a leadoff home run from Shelby Grimm. Kristi Stevenson followed
with the first of her three doubles and Lexi Benko singled.
Stevenson scored on Micaela
Iacovetti’s sacrifice ahead of a single by Lauren Anderson. Benko scored on
Cassidy Grimm’s RBI single.
Courtesy runner Noelle Nichael
scored on a single by Faith Matta. Cassidy Grimm scored on a double steal
and Matta finished the scoring on an RBI single from Kari LaFreniere for a
Stevenson reached on an error in
the second as the lead grew to 7-0 when she scored on Anderson’s RBI single.
In the third, Matta and LaFreniere
singled. Shelby Grimm’s sacrifice fly plated Matta. LaFreniere scored on
Stevenson doubled and scored when
Benko doubled for a 9-0 lead.
“We got a lot
of production from the eight and nine spot with Matta and LaFreniere
tonight,” Hopson said.
The Trojans put the finishing
touches on the win in the fourth as Edmonds, Matta and Michael all singled.
Edmonds scored on Shelby Grimm’s sacrifice fly.
Matta scored on a double by Snemis,
while Michael scored on Stevenson’s double. Anderson plated Stevenson with
the game’s final run.
Matta, Anderson (2 RBI’s) and
Stevenson (3 doubles, 3 RBI’s) all had three hits to lead the offense, while
LaFreniere and Benko each added two hits.
Anderson picked up the victory with
five innings of work, allowing just one hit and striking out eight.
“It was good
to see Lauren have a good outing on the mound,” Hopson said.
Chesterton returns to the field on
Tuesday when they travel to Crown Point for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch.
Chesterton 15, Hanover Central 0
SCORING BY INNINGS
Hanover Central 000 00 – 0 1 2
Chesterton 613 5x – 15 18 0
2B – Maddie Snemis, Lexi Benko,
Kristi Stevenson 3 ©. HR – Shelby Grimm ©. Pitching Summary – Chesterton –
Lauren Anderson (5 IP, 1 H, 8 K, 3 BB). WP – Lauren Anderson.