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Trojan Softball falls 1-0 at Lake Central

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The Chesterton softball team outhit Lake Central 6-4, but couldn’t push a run across the plate and dropped a 1-0 Duneland Athletic Conference decision on the road Tuesday.

“We did everything well except score,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “The loss is disappointing. We played well enough to win.”

Lake Central scored in the second inning with a lead off single and an RBI double. A sharp ground ball to shortstop Kristi Stevenson turned into an out at third and the inning ended when Maddie Snemis grabbed a ground ball at second and tagged the runner before turning a double play.

“The defense was outstanding,” Hopson said. “I am pleased that we did a great job in key defensive situations.”

The Indians started a rally again in the third with a ground ball down the right field line. Faith Matta gloved it and threw a strike to second base to nail the runner trying to stretch a single into a double.

Lake Central never got another baserunner against Trojan starter Lexi Benko. Benko worked all seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out five.

“Lexi threw another great game,” Hopson said.

Offensively, the Trojans left eight runners on base, including five in scoring position.

“We hit the ball hard and pressured them,” Hopson said.

Shelby Grimm led the offense with two hits as Chesterton fell to 10-3 overall and 5-3 in DAC play.

The Trojans return to the field tonight when they host Crown Point. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Lake Central 1, Chesterton 0



Chesterton 000 000 0 -- 0 6 0

Lake Central 010 000 x -- 1 4 0

Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Lexi Benko (7 IP, 4 H, 5 K, 0 BB). LP -- Lexi Benko.

Junior Varsity

Lake Central 1, Chesterton 0

(10 innings)

The Chesterton junior varsity dropped a 1-0 marathon decision in 10 innings at Lake Central on Tuesday.

Lauren Kobialka worked all 10 innings in the circle for Chesterton, allowing just four hits and striking out 11.

Offensively, Kaitlyn Carr, Kobialka and Ainsley Johnston all had two hits.


Posted 4/25/2018




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