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Trojan Softball routs Portage 14-4 for DAC win

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Mother Nature gave a reprieve. The Chesterton softball team did not.

The Trojans exploded for 14 hits and cruised to a 14-1 Duneland Athletic Conference victory over Portage on Tuesday night.

Chesterton (12-4, 6-4) scored twice in the first as Shelby Grimm led off the game with a double and moved to third on a fielding error. Maddie Snemis’ RBI single opened the scoring.

Kristi Stevenson reached on a fielder’s choice, Lexi Benko singled and Lauren Anderson reached on a fielder’s choice.

Courtesy runner Noelle Michael scored on Michaela Iacovetti’s RBI single.

The game got out of hand in the second as the Trojans sent 12 hitters to the plate.

The rally started with Kari LaFreniere getting hit by a pitch and Shelby Grimm singled. LaFreniere scored when Snemis reached on an error. Stevenson followed with a single.

Grimm scored on Benko’s single just ahead of Snemis and Stevenson scoring on Anderson’s single. Michael, a courtesy runner for Benko, scored on Iacovetti’s sacrifice fly.

After Cassidy Grimm was hit by a pitch, she and Anderson scored on Faith Matta’s single. Matta scored on LaFreniere’s two-run home run.

The final touches on the win came in the third when Benko reached on a two-out double. Courtesy runner Michael scored on Anderson’s two-run home run. Iacovetti finished things with a solo home run.

Offensively, Benko and Iacovetti (3 RBI’s) had three hits, while Shelby Grimm and Matta had two hits each. Anderson drove in four runs and LaFreniere drove in two.

In the circle, Benko worked the first four innings and struck out four. Anderson threw the final frame and struck out three.

The Trojans return to the field tonight when they travel to Valparaiso to face the Vikings. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Chesterton 14, Portage 1



Portage 000 01 -- 1 2 3

Chesterton 293 0x -- 14 14 1

2B -- Juliana Hall (P); Shelby Grimm, Lexi Benko ©. HR -- Autumn Music (P); Kari LaFreniere, Micaela Iacovetti, Lauren Anderson ©. Pitching Summary -- Portage -- Juliana Hall (2.2 IP, 0 K, 2 BB), Autumn Music (1.3 IP, 0 K, 0 BB); Chesterton -- Lexi Benko (4 IP, 4 K, 0 BB), Lauren Anderson (1 IP, 3 K, 0 BB). WP -- Lexi Benko. LP -- Juliana Hall.



Posted 5/2/2018




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