Good pitching beats good hitting.
The combination of Crown Point’s Miranda Elish and Alexis Holloway calmed
the Chesterton bats and left with a 10-0 Duneland Athletic Conference
victory in the DAC opener for both teams on Tuesday.
“(Elish) does a good job,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “(Holloway)
came in and threw a change-up and we struggled with it too. They are
obviously good pitchers.”
Crown Point scored three runs in the top of the first and added two more in
the second to build an early 5-0 lead.
The Bulldogs pounded out six hits and took advantage of a Trojan error in
the rallies. Chesterton made three errors on the night.
“We could have played a lot better defense,” Hopson said. “I don’t
understand it. The kids that made mistakes are good ballplayers and older
kids. It just hasn’t come together yet.”
The Bulldogs scored three more runs in the fourth and added two in the fifth
to finish the game.
“Hopefully we learn something from it,” Hopson said. “We need to play a lot
Chesterton’s Mallory McKee recorded two of the Trojans’ three hits. Sarah
Richards added the other.
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2B - Amanda Rock (CP). Pitching Summary - Crown Point - Miranda Elish (3 IP,
2 H, 7 K, 0 BB), Alexis Holloway (2 IP, 1 H, 3 K, 1 BB); Chesterton - Sydney
Cooley (3 IP, 7 H, 4 K, 0 BB), Lia Lombardini (2 IP, 5 H, 0 K, 1 BB). WP -
Elish. LP - Cooley.