softball team scored five early runs and then hung on to pick up an 8-7
non-conference victory over Kankakee Valley on Monday.
The Trojans (18-6)
started the scoring in the second with a solo home run from Kari LaFreniere.
Hayley McBride followed with a walk just ahead of Madeline Hamady’s two-run
Shelby Grimm and
Maddie Snemis drew walks and both scored when Cassidy Grimm reached on an
KV answered with
three runs in the third and another one in the fifth to cut the lead to 5-4.
three runs in the fifth inning as Snemis led off the inning with a walk and
moved to third on a throwing error on Lexi Benko’s fielders choice to start
squeeze bunt plated Snemis. Pinch-runner Noelle Michael and LaFreniere
scored when Hailey Johansen reached on an error.
KV scored three
runs in a seventh inning rally that started with an error, a single, a walk
and a bloop over the infield. A two-run single followed to pull the Kougars
A pop out and
ground out blew up the rally.
Lauren Anderson got
the win for the Trojans with 4 1/3 innings of relief work (2 K’s). Kelly
Carr got the final two outs of the game to record the save.
CHS returns to the
field tonight when they head to LaPorte for a 4:30 p.m. start.
Kankakee Valley 7
SCORING BY INNINGS
Kankakee Valley 003
010 3 -- 7 8 3
Chesterton 050 030
x -- 8 4 3
2B -- Adams (KV).
HR -- Kari LaFreniere, Madeline Hamady ©. Pitching summary -- Kankakee
Valley -- Winnick (4.1 IP, 2 K, 4 BB), Fisher (1.2 IP, 0 K, 0 BB);
Chesterton -- Lexi Benko (2 IP, 1 K, 0 BB), Lauren Anderson (4.1 IP, 2 K, 1
BB), Kelly Carr (.2 IP, 0 K, 1 BB). WP -- Lauren Anderson. LP -- Winnick. S
-- Kelly Carr.