softball team jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held on for a 6-3 Duneland
Athletic Conference victory at LaPorte on Tuesday.
The Trojans got on
the board with four runs in the second as Marney Sisson started the rally
with a one-out walk. After Faith Matta walked, Maddie Snemis ripped a single
to center that scored Sisson.
followed with a three-run home run that pushed the score to 4-0.
In the third,
Micaela Iacovetti walked and moved to third before scoring on a wild pitch
for a 5-0 lead.
answered with one run in the bottom of the third, but Gillian Priceís home
run in the fifth made it 5-1 Trojans.
LaPorte scored two
runs in the sixth, but it was too little, too late.
Snemis led the
Trojans offense with two hits (double), while Grimm (home run), Price (home
run) and Sisson all had one hit each.
Lexi Benko worked
all seven innings in the pitcherís circle and struck out five in getting the
to the field on Thursday when they travel to Lowell for a 5 p.m. first
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 041 010
0 -- 6 5 2
LaPorte 001 002 0
-- 3 7 2
2B -- Maddie Snemis
©; Keen (L). HR -- Cassidy Grimm, Gillian Price ©. Pitching Summary --
Chesterton -- Lexi Benko (7 IP, 7 H, 5 K, 2 BB); LaPorte -- Hague (7 IP, 5
H, 1 K, 7 BB). WP -- Lexi Benko. LP -- Hague.
junior varsity picked up a come-from-behind win with a four-run, seventh
Hannah Massey led
the Trojan offense with a home run and three RBIís, while Katie Hansen
(double) and Jade Lloyd each added two hits.
collected the win with 11 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings of work.