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Rally lifts CHS baseball team to 10th straight win

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It’s not getting any easier.

The Chesterton baseball team won its 10th consecutive game with a two-run sixth inning rally en route to a 3-2 victory at Michigan City on Tuesday.

The Wolves opened the scoring in the bottom of the first with a solo run off of Chesterton starter Aery Pratt. Pratt struck out one and allowed two hits, but was removed after the first frame.

The Trojans responded with a game-tying run in the second as Tyler Sufana singled with one out. After Sufana stole second, Corey Rusboldt plated him with a single to center.

The game remained that way until the fifth when the Wolves touched up Tyler Quillin for an unearned run.

Again the Trojans answered, this time with two runs.

Pratt drew a one-out walk. After pinch-runner Jeremy Jaeger advanced to second, Austin VanderZanden’s single to right field tied the game at 2-2. VanderZanden would move all the way to third thanks to an error and score the game-winner as Mike Crowley’s grounder was mishandled.

Quillin found himself in a jam in the top of the seventh as back-to-back singles put runners on the corners with two outs. A 2-2 pitch was swung on and missed as Quillin recorded his 12th strikeout to end the game.

Offensively, Andrew Ralph had a pair of hits to lead the Trojans. VanderZanden, Sufana, Rusboldt and Mitch Kobitz all singled in the win.

Chesterton 3, Michigan City 2



Chesterton 010 002 0 -- 3 6 1

Michigan City 100 010 0 -- 2 8 2

Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Aery Pratt (1 IP, 2 H, 1 K, 2 BB), Tyler Quillin (6 IP, 6 H, 12 K, 1 BB); Michigan City -- Lemon (6 IP, 5 H, 3 K, 4 BB), Kaletha (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K, 1 BB). WP -- Tyler Quillin. LP -- Lemon.



Posted 5/8/2013