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Trojan Baseball sweeps Hammond Morton

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The Chesterton baseball team scored 30 runs and pounded out 27 hits in a 19-1, 11-4 doubleheader sweep of Hammond Morton on Saturday.

In game one, the Trojans got the offense going early with three first inning runs. A 12-run fifth inning ended it.

Offensively, Chris VanEekeren led the way with four hits, including a pair of RBIís and three runs scored. Jeremy Krantz, Tommy Benson (triple) and Austin Peterson each tallied two hits in the win.

Benson and Peterson drove in three runs each, while Brett Roeske had two RBIís. Kolton Cardenas scored three times.

On the mound, Brayden Cortwright allowed just two hits in throwing all five innings. The senior struck out seven in picking up the win.

In game two, the Trojans fell behind 2-0 early, but rallied for the win.

Offensively, Patrick Sosby led the way with three hits (triple). Krantz (2 RBIís) and David Mahaffey each added two hits in the victory.

Cortwright added a three-run triple, while Sosby tallied two RBIís in the win and scored three runs.

Stephen Gilbertsen got the win on the mound in relief of Chad Dzierba (3 strikeouts). Gilbertsen worked the final 4 1/3 innings and struck out 10, while allowing just one hit.

Chesterton returns to the field on Tuesday when they host Merrillville beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Chesterton 19, Hammond Morton 1

AT HAMMOND MORTON

SCORING BY INNINGS

Chesterton 312 1(12) -- 19 15 0

Hammond Morton 001 00 -- 1 2 4

2B -- Chris Torres ©. 3B -- Tommy Benson ©. Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Brayden Cortwright (5 IP, 2 H, 7 K, 4 BB); Hammond Morton -- Jones (4 IP, 13 H, 2 K, 7 BB); Cortez (1 IP, 2 H, 0 K, 0 BB). WP -- Brayden Cortwright. LP -- Jones.

Chesterton 11, Hammond Morton 4

AT HAMMOND MORTON

SCORING BY INNINGS

Chesterton 002 431 1 -- 11 12 2

Hammond Morton 202 000 0 -- 4 7 3

2B -- Campos (HM). 3B -- Brayden Cortwright, Patrick Sosby ©. Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Chad Dzierba (2.2 IP, 6 H, 3 K, 1 BB), Stephen Gilbertsen (4.1 IP, 1 H, 10 K, 1 BB); Hammond Morton -- Smith (4 IP, 8 H, 4 K, 4 BB), Rodriguez (3 IP, 4 H, 1 K, 3 BB). WP -- Stephen Gilbertsen. LP -- Smith.

 

Posted 4/23/2018

 
 
 
 

 

 

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