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Trojan Baseball beats Merrillville

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The Chesterton baseball team scored early and rolled to a 13-3 Duneland Athletic Conference victory over Merrillville on Monday.

The Trojans got the offense going right away in the first as Chris Boren singled with one out and Anthony Kurek doubled to score him.

Following a ground out, Brett Roeske and Eric Ralph walked to load the bases. Grant Brunt’s ground ball was misplayed, allowing Roeske and Ralph to score for a 4-0 lead.

Merrillville scored a pair of runs in the top of the second and Chesterton immediately answered with two of its own.

Owen Hallas started the rally with one out and Boren followed with a line drive to right field. Kurek’s RBI single plated Hallas.

Boren scored on a misplayed ball off the bat of Austin Peterson.

In the fourth, Peterson walked with one out and Roeske singled. Ralph singled to left to score pinch runner Tommy Benson. Brunt’s RBI single scored courtesy runner Chris Torres.

Drew Vesling’s ground out plated Ralph to push the lead to 9-2.

The Pirates scored a solo run in the fifth before the Trojans scored four in the sixth to finish the game.

Torres walked to start the inning before a pair of fly outs. Ethan Conway singled to right that was followed with an error that allowed Torres to score.

Patrick Sosby walked to put runners on the corners. Sosby and Conway then scored on Boren’s two-run double. Brayden Cortwright’s double ended the game as Boren scored.

Offensively, Boren had four hits to lead the Trojans, while Hallas, Kurek, Roeske and Conway each had two hits.

Brunt got the win on the mound after working five innings and striking out seven. Stephen Gilbertsen worked the final inning and struck out one.

Chesterton returns to the field tonight when they host Michigan City beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Chesterton 13, Merrillville 3



Merrillville 020 010 -- 3 2 6

Chesterton 420 304 -- 13 15 3

2B -- Chris Boren, Anthony Kurek, Brayden Cartwright ©. Pitching Summary -- Merrillville -- Brad Running (4 IP, 11 H, 2 K, 3 BB), Cris Carter (1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 K, 3 BB); Chesterton -- Grant Brunt (5 IP, 1 H, 7 K, 6 BB), Stephen Gilbertsen (1 IP, 1 H, 1 K, 0 BB). WP -- Grant Brunt. LP -- Brad Running.


Posted 5/9/2017





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