Chesterton Tribune



Improbable rally lifts CHS Softball

Back To Front Page

Good teams battle until the end.

The Chesterton softball team improved to 15-1 on the year and 7-0 in Duneland Athletic Conference play with an improbable seventh inning rally and eighth inning victory at Lake Central on Thursday.

“It was exciting to say the least,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “Clearly the story is producing two runs with two outs and nobody on in the seventh.”

The Trojans trailed 5-3 heading into the seventh inning when Mallory McKee drew a two-out walk. Shelby Carter beat out an infield single and both runners advanced on a wild pitch.

Megan Matheny hit a ground ball to third that got thrown away at first allowing McKee to score. As the throw from the outfield got cutoff in the infield, Matheny strayed from first base and got caught in a rundown allowing Carter to score the game-tying run.

“Things just got strange,” Hopson said. “When you have two outs and hit a ground ball, you don’t expect to score two runs. But, that is why you run everything out hard.”

The Trojans won the game in the eighth with three runs as Sydney Cooley led off the inning with a single. Amanda Dujmovich followed with another single just ahead of Jill Bohnert’s three-run home run.

“The three runs in the eighth was just a solid example of how well these girls hit the ball,” Hopson said.

Chesterton built a 3-0 lead with a solo run in the second on a Megan Tymorek RBI single and two more in the third.

In the third, Sierra LaFreniere singled and McKee walked. Carter loaded the bases with an infield single and Matheny’s two-run single plated pinch-runner Alexa Olson and McKee.

LC scored four runs in the third and one more in the fifth to take a 5-3 lead and set up the wild finish.

“We kept telling the girls that there was no lead they couldn’t overcome,” Hopson said. “We just had to stop the bleeding and keep hitting the ball.”

Tymorek worked all eight innings, allowing nine hits and striking out six in garnering the victory.

“I think Megan would be the first to tell you that she struggled in the middle innings,” Hopson said. “She seemed to settle down some in the later innings and the defense picked her up with a couple of big plays.”

Chesterton 8, Lake Central 5



Chesterton 012 000 23 -- 8 10 1

Lake Central 004 100 00 -- 5 9 3

HR -- Jill Bohnert ©. Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Megan Tymorek (8 IP, 9 H, 6 K, 3 BB). WP -- Megan Tymorek.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 2, Lake Central 1

The Chesterton junior varsity got run-scoring doubles from Shelby Price and Lia Lombardini and held on for a 2-1 victory overLake Central on Thursday.

Shelby Price and Becky Riser both scored runs, while Lombardini pitched all seven innings and recorded one strikeout.



Posted 4/26/2013