huffed and puffed, but couldnít keep the Chesterton softball team from
getting a 9-5 non-conference victory at Hanover Central on Wednesday.
The Trojans jumped
on top early with three first inning runs started by Maddie Snemis, Cassidy
Grimm and Lexi Benko all getting singles with one out to load the bases.
Kari LaFreniere reached on an error that scored Snemis and Cassidy Grimm for
a 2-0 lead.
Benko scored when
Hayley McBride reached on an error.
responded with four runs in the second, thanks in part to an errant throw
from the outfield and a bad-hop single.
A solo home run for
the Wildcats in the fifth pushed Hanoverís lead to 5-3.
Hailey Johansen was
hit by a pitch to start the Trojans sixth. Pinch-runner Noelle Michael moved
all the way to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Shelby Grimmís
Shelby Grimm scored
on a triple by Snemis, who scored when the throw to the third went out of
three more in the seventh as LaFreniere walked and Biz Zehner singled.
LaFreniere scored when Lauren Anderson beat out an infield single.
Zehner scored on
Hamadyís single and Anderson was plated on an RBI single by Shelby Grimm.
Anderson picked up
the win with 5.1 innings of relief work and struck out eight.
The Trojans return
to the field tonight when they travel to Lowell for a 4:45 p.m. first pitch.
Hanover Central 5
AT HANOVER CENTRAL
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 300 003
3 -- 9 12 2
Hanover Central 040
010 0 -- 5 9 3
3B -- Maddie Snemis
©. Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Kelly Carr (1.2 IP, 0 K, 0 BB), Lauren
Anderson (5.1 IP, 8 K, 1 BB). WP -- Lauren Anderson.