More solid pitching lifted the Chesterton baseball team to a pair of
victories over the weekend.
On Friday, the Trojans used a four-run sixth inning to pick up a 4-1
Duneland Athletic Conference victory at Portage. On Saturday, CHS used a
three-hit shutout from Bobby Humphreys for a 3-0 victory over Griffith at
Portage opened the scoring Friday with a single run in the second inning
before the Trojans exploded offensively in the sixth.
Humphreys doubles to lead off the frame and advanced to third when Andrew
Ralph reached on an error. Zach Jenks reached on a fielders choice and the
bases loaded when Jake Post was hit by a pitch.
After a force out at home, JR Frederick made the score 2-1 with a sacrifice
fly. Nate Crownover’s double pushed the lead to 4-1.
Mitch Kobitz came on in relief of Post for the final two frames and allowed
a hit in each inning, but no runners got into scoring position as he picked
up his first save of the season.
Post got the win by working five innings, allowing two hits and striking out
Against Griffith, the Trojans got on the board first in the second inning
when Brandon Jenks tripled to lead things off. Crownover’s sacrifice fly
made the score 1-0.
In the third, Ralph doubled with two outs and scored on Zach Jenks’ single.
The final run came in the fifth innings when Ralph again came up with a
two-out double. Ralph moved to third on a passed ball and eventually scored
on a wild pitch.
That was more than enough for Humphreys, who struck out 13 and allowed only
three hits in getting the complete-game victory.
Chesterton returns to the field on Tuesday when they play host to Lake
Central beginning at 4:30 p.m.
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 000 004 0 -- 4 3 1
Portage 010 000 0 -- 1 4 1
2B -- Nate Crownover, Bobby Humphreys ©. Pitching Summary -- Chesterton --
Jake Post (5 IP, 2 H, 7 K, 3 BB), Mitch Kobitz (2 IP, 2 H, 2 K, 0 BB);
Portage -- Springman (7 IP, 3 H, 4 K, 0 BB). WP -- Post. S -- Kobitz.
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 011 010 0 -- 3 6 1
Griffith 000 000 0 -- 0 3 0
2B -- Andrew Ralph 2, JR Frederick ©; Litke (G). 3B -- Brandon Jenks ©.
Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Bobby Humphreys (7 IP, 3 H, 13 K, 5 BB);
Griffith -- Tauber (5 IP, 5 H, 1 K, 2 BB), Camp (2 IP, 1 H, 1 K, 0 BB). WP
-- Humphreys. LP -- Tauber.
The Chesterton junior varsity baseball team scored four runs in the fifth
inning and held on for a 4-2 victory over Portage on Friday.
Offensively, Michael Griffin and Josh Holmes each had a hit and two RBI’s.
Tyler Quillin scattered three hits and struck out two in picking up the