softball team built a 6-0 lead and held on for 6-4 Duneland Athletic
Conference victory at Valparaiso on Tuesday.
singled to start the second inning and advanced on a sacrifice bunt by
Marney Sisson. Gillian Price’s RBI single put the Trojans on the board first
with a 1-0 lead.
singled with one out in the third and would score on Carr’s RBI single to
right field for a 2-0 advantage.
continued in the fourth as Maddie Snemis singled with two outs ahead of a
two-run home run by Cassidy Grimm.
The final two runs
for Chesterton came in the fifth as Iacovetti led off with a solo home run
and Carr scored on Price’s RBI single.
The Vikings would
rally for two runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh.
had three hits to lead the Trojans, while Snemis, Grimm, Iacovetti and Price
each added two hits. Lexi Benko and Faith Matta both added a single in the
Benko worked all
seven innings in the circle to get the victory, allowing six hits and
striking out nine.
to the field today when they host Merrillville beginning at 4:30 p.m.
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 011 220
0 -- 6 13 1
Valparaiso 000 020
2 -- 4 6 1
2B -- Lexi Benko,
Cassidy Grimm ©; Zahm 2 (V). HR -- Cassidy Grimm, Micaela Iacovetti ©;
Knight (V). Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Lexi Benko (7 IP, 6 H, 9 K, 3
BB); Valparaiso -- Glover (7 IP, 13 H, 3 K, 0 BB). WP -- Lexi Benko. LP --
junior varsity had little trouble in picking up a 17-4 victory over
Valparaiso on Tuesday.
Hannah Massey went
2-for-4 with two singles, while Hollie Skoczek was 2-for-2 with two singles
and two walks.
Massey also worked
all five innings in the circle and struck out nine.