Mother Nature gave
a reprieve. The Chesterton softball team did not.
exploded for 14 hits and cruised to a 14-1 Duneland Athletic Conference
victory over Portage on Tuesday night.
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.
reached on a fielder’s choice, Lexi Benko singled and Lauren Anderson
reached on a fielder’s choice.
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
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
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.
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.
SCORING BY INNINGS
Portage 000 01 -- 1
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.