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Late rally lifts CHS Softball over Portage

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The Chesterton softball team erupted for five runs in the eighth inning to pick up a 6-1 Duneland Athletic Conference victory at Portage.

“Not exactly our best night hitting for the first five innings, but the girls kept fighting,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “The defense did a good job and we only allowed five base runners.”

The Trojans started the scoring in the top of the first with a leadoff home run from Mallory McKee. The Indians tied the score on a home run of their own in the third.

The offense got rolling in the eighth as McKee led off with a rocket to right field that got misplayed and landed her on third base. Shelby Carter slapped a ball to third base that also got misplayed and McKee scored.

Sydney Cooley reached on an error and Carter scored ahead of walks to Megan Matheny and Megan Tymorek. Jill Bohnert singled to plate Cooley and Matheny.

Courtesy runner Bailey Slivka went to third on Bohnert’s single and scored on Sierra LaFreniere’s single.

“In the sixth and seventh, we started putting the ball in play better,” Hopson said. “We left runners on second and third in the seventh. In the eighth, Portage had the three errors but we started hitting the ball hard and put some pressure on them.”

Tymorek went the distance in the circle en route to the victory. The senior allowed five hits and struck out six in the win.

“Megan (Tymorek) and Megan (Matheny) worked a good game tonight,” Hopson said.

Chesterton returns to the field on Thursday when they host Valparaiso with the first pitch starting at 4:30 p.m.

Chesterton 6, Portage 1

AT PORTAGE

SCORING BY INNINGS

Chesterton 100 000 05 - 6 6 0

Portage 001 000 00 - 1 5 4

HR - Mallory McKee ©; Jones (P). Pitching Summary - Chesterton - Megan Tymorek (8 IP, 5 H, 6 K, 1 BB). WP - Megan Tymorek. LP - Jones.

Junior Varsity

Portage 12, Chesterton 1

The Chesterton junior varsity dropped a 12-1 decision to Portage on Tuesday night.

The Trojans lone run came after Jordan Wadding led off with a walk. Shelby Price singled to move Wadding to third base. Lia Lombardini plated Wadding with a ground ball out.

Lombardini handled duties in the circle for the Trojans and recorded three strikeouts.

 

Posted 4/10/2013