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
“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
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.
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
The Trojans return
to the field tonight when they host Crown Point. First pitch is scheduled
for 4:30 p.m.
Lake Central 1,
AT LAKE CENTRAL
SCORING BY INNINGS
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.
Lake Central 1,
junior varsity dropped a 1-0 marathon decision in 10 innings at Lake Central
worked all 10 innings in the circle for Chesterton, allowing just four hits
and striking out 11.
Kaitlyn Carr, Kobialka and Ainsley Johnston all had two hits.