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Late rally lifts Trojan Softball to 9-3 win

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The Chesterton softball team scored six runs in the eighth inning to pick up a 9-3 non-conference victory at Hebron on Tuesday.

Hebron took advantage of two walks and two Trojan errors for three runs in the bottom of the first against Chesterton starter Brittany Milzarek as the Hawks sent nine batters to the plate.

The Trojans scored in the top of the second as Sarah Richards singled with two outs. Richards scored when Jill Bohnert reached on an error.

Chesterton added three more in the second to tie the game as Allena McElfresh drew a leadoff walk and scored on Mallory McKee’s double. McKee scored on an RBI single by Sydney Cooley.

“We had runners on in the first five innings, but just couldn’t get many of them in,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “We were hitting things hard and right at someone.”

In the eighth, the Trojans sent 12 batters to the plate, including six hits, two walks and two Hebron errors.

The go ahead run came when Bailey Slivka drew a leadoff walk and Sierra LaFreniere doubled. Slivka scored on a Lia Lombardini single. Richards, Bohnert, McKee and Alexa Olson all added RBI’s in the inning.

“In the eighth, we started hitting the gaps and causing a couple of errors,” Hopson said.

Cooley worked the final seven innings in relief to get the win and recorded nine strikeouts.

“Sydney came in to pitch for us and did a great job,” Hopson said.

Chesterton 9, Hebron 3



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2B - Mallory McKee 2, Sierra LaFreniere ©. Pitching Summary - Chesterton - Brittany Milzarek (1 IP, 2 K, 2 BB), Sydney Cooley (7 IP, 9 K, 2 BB). WP - Sydney Cooley.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 10, Hebron 1

The Chesterton junior varsity had little trouble in getting a 10-1 victory over Hebron on Tuesday.

Emily Jerome pitched five innings and struck out five. Jordan Wadding and Hailey Johansen both tripled in the second inning and Wadding added three RBI’s in the victory.


Posted 4/23/2014