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Trojan Softball outlasts Valparaiso 7-6

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The ball was flying out of the yard, but the Trojans answered.

The Chesterton softball team watched the Valparaiso Vikings hit three home runs and still came out on top with a 7-6 Duneland Athletic Conference victory on Wednesday.

The Vikings hit a leadoff home run in the first and a three-run homer in the second to build an early 4-0 lead off of Trojan starter Lexi Benko.

Chesterton answered the bell in the bottom of the second with Lauren Anderson reached on an error and Cassidy Grimm singled. Hailey Johansen reached on a fielders choice to load the bases.

Courtesy runner Biz Zehner scored when Faith Matta reached on a fielders choice. Johansen scored when Hayley McBride singles and Matta was plated by Shelby Grimmís RBI single.

In the third, Cassidy Grimm started a rally with a two-out single and Johansen followed with one as well. Matta reached on a fielders choice to load the bases.

McBride drew a bases loaded walk, scoring Cassidy Grimm. Johansen and Matta scored on Shelby Grimmís two-run double.

Chesterton finished its scoring in the fifth as Cassidy Grimm again singled and was sacrificed to second by Johansen. When Matta grounded out, Cassidy Grimm moved to third and scored on McBrideís RBI single.

The Vikings tried to make a comeback in the seventh against Trojan reliever Lauren Anderson. A home run, followed by back-to-back doubles pulled Valpo within 7-6.

Anderson worked five innings and struck out four in picking up the win for Chesterton. Cassidy Grimm and McBride each had three RBIís in the win.

The Trojans return to the field tonight when they travel to Bishop Noll for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch.

Chesterton 7, Valparaiso 6

AT CHESTERTON

SCORING BY INNINGS

Valparaiso 130 000 2 -- 6 8 3

Chesterton 033 010 x -- 7 11 0

2B -- Emily Glover (V); Shelby Grimm ©. HR -- Makayla Ferrari 2, Alex Burns (V). Pitching summary -- Valparaiso -- Emily Glover (6 IP, 11 H, 1 K, 1 BB); Chesterton -- Lexi Benko (2 IP, 1 K, 2 BB), Lauren Anderson (5 IP, 4 K, 4 BB). WP -- Lauren Anderson. LP -- Emily Glover.

 

 

Posted 5/4/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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