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CHS Softball explodes on Valparaiso 14-4

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Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson finally got a little window and it was fun to look out it.

The rain stopped just long enough on Thursday afternoon for the Chesterton softball team to pound out a 14-4 Duneland Athletic Conference victory.

“Brian Finley, Mr. Nallenweg and the rest of the guys did a great job of getting the field ready to go,” Hopson said. “We helped a little bit, but you can’t say enough about the work they did.”

The game originally scheduled to be played in Valparaiso, saw the Trojans as the visiting team in the game and they took full advantage.

Jaren Lynch started the game by reaching on an error, and after a strikeout, Sydney Cooley lined a two-run home run over the right-field fence for an early lead.

The score remained that way before Chesterton opened up the third inning with six consecutive singles. After Mallory McKee was hit by a pitch and Jeannette Sosnowski walked, the Trojans had a 7-0 lead.

Things continued to roll as Sarah Richards drew a walk and Cooley singled again. Cooley finished the night 3-for-3 with four RBI’s.

An RBI single for Taylor Harlow and a three-run triple by Megan Tymorek pushed the lead to 14-0.

“We had a lot of really hard line drives and for not having seen any live pitching, I was really pleased,” Hopson said.

Tymorek cruised through the first three innings in the circle for Chesterton, allowing just one hit and striking out six before running into trouble in the fourth.

Valpo picked up four hits and cut into the lead with three runs and added one more in the fifth inning to set the final score.

“She hasn’t pitched in almost two weeks and I was pretty happy with what we saw out there,” Hopson said. “Megan was really good the first three innings and then kind of faded. All of our pitchers have done that, so they have to stay strong or we’ll have to start platooning after three innings.”

The Trojans are scheduled to play on Friday at Crown Point with the first pitch slated for 4:30 p.m.

Chesterton 14, Valparaiso 4



Chesterton 20(12) 00 -- 14 11 1

Valparaiso 000 31 -- 4 7 1

2B -- Megan Tymorek ©; Susan Friedlander (V). 3B -- Natalie Girman (V). HR -- Sydney Cooley ©. Pitching summary -- Chesterton -- Megan Tymorek (5 IP, 7 H, 8 K, 0 BB); Valparaiso -- Susan Friedlander (2 IP, 8 H, 1 K, 3 BB), Megan Krantz (3 IP, 3 H, 2 K, 2 BB). WP -- Tymorek. LP -- Friedlander.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 12, Valparaiso 6

The Trojans defeated the Vikings Thursday 12-6. Jessica Stacy pitched a complete game for the Trojans with 5 strikeouts.

Amanda Dujmovich scored Alexa Olson in the first inning with a double to put the Trojans on top, they would stay that way the rest of the game.

Shelby Carter doubled to score Kayla Karriman and Lindsey Campbell.

Sierra LaFreniere singled to score Alexis King and Lisette Martinez.

The Trojans will play Crown Point tonight and travel to Munster on Saturday.


Posted 4/29/2011




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