Tyler Nelson made
his first start of the year on the mound Wednesday. It probably won’t be his
Nelson struck out
10 in four innings and allowed just two hits as the Chesterton baseball team
routed LaPorte 11-1 in Duneland Athletic Conference play.
The Trojans gave
Nelson all the support he would need in the second as Zach McKenna started a
rally with a bunt single. Garrett Fairbanks’ bunt was misplayed and McKenna
came all the way around to score.
Kolton Cardenas put
runners on the corners with a single. After moving to second, Cardenas and
Fairbanks scored on Max Weller’s single to right. Weller later scored on a
balk for a 4-0 CHS lead.
The lead grew in
the third with a two-out, six-run Trojan rally as Nelson and McKenna started
the inning with back-to-back singles. After a caught stealing, Fairbanks was
hit by a pitch.
Jake Roof singled
to score McKenna and Connor Krantz walked to load the bases. Weller singled
to score Fairbanks and Jeremy Krantz’s single scored Roof and Connor Krantz.
singled to score Weller and Nelson walked to load the bases. McKenna plated
Jeremy Krantz when his ground ball resulted in an error to make the score
run came in the fifth when Fairbanks scored Westphal on an RBI ground out.
Krantz, Westphal, McKenna, Cardenas, Roof and Weller all collected two hits.
Nelson added a single in the 13-hit barrage.
struck out two in one inning of work in relief of Nelson.
The Trojans return
to the field tonight when they travel to Michigan City for a 4:30 p.m. first
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 046 01
-- 11 13 1
LaPorte 000 01 -- 1
Pitching Summary --
Chesterton -- Tyler Nelson (4 IP, 2 H, 10 K, 1 BB), Connor Krantz (1 IP, 0
H, 2 K, 1 BB); LaPorte -- Schroeder (3 IP, 10 H, 2 K, 1 BB), Mrozinski 1 IP,
2 H, 0 K, 0 BB), Ford (1 IP, 0 H, 0 K, 1 BB). WP -- Tyler Nelson. LP --