to score two in the seventh and hang on for the 10-8 win.
"We were calling
the curveballs," Chesterton coach Jack Campbell said. "If it's a matter of
getting fooled, sure, but when you're calling them out and then still
looking at them then that makes it even more difficult. Hopefully there's a
lesson to be learned there."
The Brickies (11-5)
chased Trojans' starter Chris Torres after just 2 2/3 innings hitting him
with six runs and six hits.
“Usually, he keeps
the ball down all the time. He was up with his pitches,” Campbell said.
“(Hobart) hit his curveball, fastball and sometimes you have games like
Chesterton fell in
an early 2-0 hole before even coming to the plate, but Chris Van Eekeren's
two-out single tied it in the bottom half. Hobart would add four more runs
in the third and one in each of the next two innings as it pushed the lead
out to six.
The Trojans (10-4)
broke through in the fifth pushing across five runs with the big hit coming
from Tyler Nelson as the sophomore launched a three-run homer to left field
to get back within a run.
“That was big, that
gave us momentum,” Campbell said about the Nelson homer.
raced home on a wild pitch to tie the game at eight in the sixth. The tie
looked poised to be broken as well, but Eck was able to escape the jam.
“(Hobart) hit a lot
in-between us,” Campbell said. “They made two diving catches and caught
another shot by Peterson. The guys battled back and tied the game and give
the kids credit, they had two innings where we could've won the ballgame.
"Down 8-2, it
would've been easy to call it quits but give the kids credit, they battled.
When you have 19 kids pulling in the same direction, that's a good thing."
Nelson was 2-for-3
with three RBIs. Van Eekeren (two RBIs) and Grant Brunt (two runs) also had
a pair of hits.