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Harlow pitches and hits Trojan Softball to win

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Taylor Harlow did everything she could to help her team win.

The senior hit a grand slam home run and pitched a complete-game as the Chesterton softball team won a Duneland Athletic Conference contest 6-2 on Friday over Michigan City.

“I thought Taylor had a nice outing tonight,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “Our younger people on defense had some miscues, but our more experienced players picked them up. Jaren (Lynch) had a real nice game at short.”

The Wolves scored the game’s first run when Kaitlyn Shebel reached on an error and scored on Jamieka Collins’ RBI single.

The Trojans didn’t waste much time getting the lead though. Megan Tymorek got a lead off single and Heather Overla followed with a one-out single. Sydney Cooley loaded the bases with a two-out hit just before Harlow blasted a shot over the leftfield fence for a grand slam and a lead she never gave up.

Sydney Cooley put the finishing touches on the scoring with a two-run home run in the fifth inning that plated Jeannette Sosnowski after her leadoff single.

“Some people believe that we beat Michigan City on two bad pitches that led to home runs,” Hopson said. “I believe we filled the bases up with people hitting the ball well and they scored on two home runs. If the bases weren’t full of runners, the home runs don’t do much damage.

“We had runners on in every inning but the fourth.”

In the circle, Harlow scattered seven hits and struck out four, without allowing a walk, to get the victory.

Chesterton 6, Michigan City 2

AT CHESTERTON

SCORING BY INNINGS

Michigan City 001 001 0 -- 2 7 0

Chesterton 004 020 x -- 6 9 2

2B -- Bre Miller, Aubria Smith (MC). HR -- Taylor Harlow, Sydney Cooley ©. Pitching Summary -- Michigan City -- Peyton Webb (6 IP, 9 H, 4K, 0 BB); Chesterton -- Taylor Harlow (7 IP, 7 H, 4 K, 0 BB). WP -- Harlow. LP -- Webb.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 10, Michigan City 0

The Chesterton junior varsity defeated the Michigan City Wolves on Friday 10-0.

Alexis King pitched six innings for the Trojans with seven strikeouts and only two walks and the Trojan defense did not allow a runner past second base.

Sierra LaFreniere had two sinlges for Chesterton and Lindsey Campbell scored three times for the Trojans. Kayla Karriman and Alexa Olson also helped lift the Trojans offensively.

 

Posted 6/9/2011

 

 

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