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CHS Softball scores late to beat Valpo

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The Chesterton softball team scored six runs in the seventh inning to improve to 17-3 overall and 9-2 in Duneland Athletic Conference play with a 9-5 win at Valparaiso on Wednesday.

“Our defense has not quite had a night like tonight all season,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “We have had some errors, but rarely all together. With two outs, it is a killer because everyone on the base paths is running.”

Amanda Dujmovich reached on an error and Megan Tymorek drew a walk in the second as the Trojans cracked the scoreboard first. Dujmovich scored on a dropped fly ball and courtesy runner Alexa Olson scored on a Mallory McKee single.

Sarah Richards scored on Shelby Carter’s infield single.

The Vikings scored five runs in the third to take the lead. Four of the five runs came on three two-out Chesterton errors.

Chesterton’s seventh inning rally started with a Richards leadoff walk and she promptly stole second. With two outs, Carter reached on an error and Matheny singled Richards home. Sydney Cooley walked to load the bases.

Dujmovich walked to bring the tying run home. Tymorek hit a long single to bring home two runs followed by Jill Bohnert’s long single off the fence to score the final two runs of the game.

“We were frustrated at the plate some,” Hopson said. “Fortunately, the girls finally adjusted. We stopped being so eager and chasing stuff out of the zone. We finally adjusted in the box and put the ball in play hard.”

Chesterton 9, Valparaiso 5



Chesterton 030 000 6 - 9 7 4

Valparaiso 005 000 0 - 5 7 4

Pitching Summary - Chesterton - Megan Tymorek (7 IP, 7 H, 8 K, 1 BB). WP - Megan Tymorek.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 5, Valparaiso 0

The Chesterton junior varsity softball team beat Valparaiso 5-0 on Wednesday behind a three-strikeout, two-hit performance from Nicole Bross.

Shelby Price and Lia Lombardini singled in the first ahead of Jordan Wadding’s two-run double for an early lead. Megan Kerkes, Kayla Tracy and Becky Rizer all scored in the second inning to set the final score.



Posted 5/2/2013