softball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 7-0 home opening victory
over Griffith on Thursday.
The Trojans opened
the scoring in their first at-bat as Maddie Snemis reached first on a
misplayed line drive. Lexi Benko's RBI double scored Snemis for a 1-0 lead.
Lauren Kobialka singled to plate Benko.
Faith Matta singled
to start the second inning and went to second on an error. After stealing
third, Matta scored on Snemis' ground out.
Two more runs in
the third started with a leadoff home run from Benko and Hope Matta scored
on a passed ball to push the lead to 5-0.
sacrifice fly plated Faith Matta in the fourth inning and Mae Mallon's fifth
inning home run completed the scoring.
Benko, Kobialka and
Matta all had two hits to lead the Chesterton offense, while Kobialka
allowed just four hits and struck out seven in picking up the win in the
The Trojans return
to the field tonight when they head to Hanover Central for a 4:30 p.m. first
SCORING BY INNINGS
Griffith 000 000 0
-- 0 4 2
Chesterton 212 110
x -- 7 7 0
2B -- Lexi Benko,
Lauren Kobialka (C); Huesken (G). HR -- Lexi Benko, Mae Mallon (C). Pitching
Summary -- Griffith -- Kinder (6 IP, 7 H, 4 K, 2 BB); Chesterton -- Lauren
Kobialka (7 IP, 4 H, 7 K, 0 BB). WP -- Lexi Benko. LP -- Kinder.