softball team put together two big offensive innings and it was just enough
to get a 7-3 victory in nine innings at LaPorte on Tuesday.
The Trojans broke
on top in the fourth when Maddie Snemis doubled and Cassidy Grimm followed
with a two-run home run. Kari LaFreniere doubled and scored on Hailey
Johansenís two-out single for a 3-0 lead.
Chesterton starter Lauren Anderson (6 Kís) in the fourth with two runs to
cut into the lead.
Another Slicer run
in the fifth proved to force extra innings.
exploded in the ninth for four runs as Lexi Benko, Hayley McBride and
Johansen all singled to start the inning. Andersonís triple cleared the
singled to plate Anderson and set the final score.
Benko picked up the
win with 5.2 innings of relief work and struck out four.
to the field on Thursday when they travel to Lowell for a 4:45 p.m. first
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 000 300
004 -- 7 9 2
LaPorte 000 210 000
-- 4 6 1
2B -- Maddie Snemis,
Kari LaFreniere ©. 3B -- Lauren Anderson ©. HR -- Cassidy Grimm ©. Pitching
Summary -- Chesterton -- Lauren Anderson (3.1 IP, 6 K, 2 BB), Lexi Benko
(5.2 IP, 4 K, 1 BB). WP -- Lexi Benko.