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
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
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
“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.
Michigan City 2
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 --
Michigan City 0
The Chesterton junior varsity defeated the Michigan City Wolves on Friday
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
LaFreniere had two sinlges for Chesterton and Lindsey Campbell scored three
times for the Trojans. Kayla Karriman and Alexa Olson also helped lift the