softball team scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to pick up a 7-6
come-from-behind Duneland Athletic Conference victory over Valparaiso on
After a two-run
home run in the top of the seventh gave the Vikings a 6-5 lead, Lexi Benko
singled with one out in the bottom of the inning. Micaela Iacovetti singled
to move pinch-runner Noelle Michael to second.
fielder’s choice plated Michael to tie the game at 6-6. Gillian Price
singled to put runners on first and second before Kaitlyn Carr walked to
load the bases.
Matta scored on a passed ball with the game-winning run.
Valpo opened the
scoring in the third with a solo run before Chesterton responded with a run
of its own in the bottom of the frame. Maddie Snemis singled home Faith
Matta for the Trojans.
After the Vikings
added three more runs in the fourth, Iacovetti started a rally with a single
to center. Following a single by Kobialka and walk to Price to load the
bases, Carr singled to score Iacovetti. Pinch-runner Hope Matta scored on a
wild pitch to cut the lead to 4-3.
The Trojans took a
5-4 lead in the fifth as Cassidy Grimm was hit by a pitch to start the
inning and Benko followed with a single to left. Iacovetti’s two-run double
plated both runners.
Iacovetti led the Chesterton attack with three hits, while Benko and
Kobialka each added two hits. Snemis, Price, Carr and Faith Matta all
singled in the win.
Kobialka started in
the circle for the Trojans and struck out five, while Benko added two strike
outs in 1 2/3 innings of relief work. Carr got the win after working the
CHS returns to the
field tonight as they travel to Merrillville for a 4:30 p.m. start.
SCORING BY INNINGS
Valparaiso 001 300
2 -- 6 9 2
Chesterton 001 220
2 -- 7 11 2
2B -- Etzler (V);
Micaela Iacovetti, Faith Matta ©. HR -- Zahm, Knight, Willis (V). Pitching
Summary -- Valparaiso -- Dombrowski (6.2 IP, 11 H, 2 K, 2 BB), Glover (0 IP,
0 H, 0 K, 0 BB); Chesterton -- Lauren Kobialka (4 IP, 7 H, 5 K, 2 BB), Hope
Matta (.1 IP, 0 H, 0 K, 0 BB), Lexi Benko (1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K, 0 BB), Kaitlyn
Carr (1 IP, 1 H, 0 K, 0 BB). WP -- Kaitlyn Carr. LP -- Glover.
junior varsity needed just five innings to beat Valparaiso 11-1.
(double), Avary Gonzales (2 RBI’s) and Brianna Rodriguez all had two hits
for the Trojan offense.
struck out 11 in picking up the win.