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Trojan Softball falls in Sectional opener

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The high-powered Chesterton offense disappeared late in the season and Monday night’s Sectional opener was no different.

The Trojans managed just one hit and only tallied two base runners in dropping a 2-0 Sectional opening decision at Crown Point to the host Bulldogs.

“We’ve been in an offensive slump for about two weeks,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “There is just some sort of block there mentally that we haven’t been able to overcome.”

Crown Point scored an unearned run against Chesterton starter Sydney Cooley in the bottom of the first thanks in part to two infield errors. Cooley allowed just three hits and struck out two in working the first 4 2/3 innings in the circle.

“Sydney did a good job of keeping us in the game,” Hopson said. “She ran out of gas. They hit a couple of balls hard and she got a little wild, but I thought she threw well.”

Miranda Elish cruised through the Trojan lineup to start the game, retiring the first eight batters before a Sarah Richards single in the third. Megan Matheny reached on an error in the fourth as the only other Chesterton player to reach base.

“We know she’s good,” Hopson said. “She’s got a good fast ball and a change-up that’s given us trouble all three times we faced her.”

The Trojans finished the season with a 21-7 overall record.

Crown Point 2, Chesterton 0



Chesterton 000 000 0 -- 0 1 3

Crown Point 100 010 x -- 2 4 1

2B -- Ali Rock (CP). Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Sydney Cooley (4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 K, 3 BB), Megan Tymorek (1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K, 1 BB); Crown Point -- Miranda Elish (7 IP, 1 H, 5 K, 0 BB). WP -- Miranda Elish. LP -- Sydney Cooley.



Posted 5/21/2013