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