Dan Lynch said Marney Sisson has hit a ball off the top of the fence a
number of times during the season, with none going over.
sectional semifinal against Portage, the senior first baseman couldn’t have
timed her first home run of the year much better.
Sisson launched a
second-inning grand slam that got the offense rolling in what was a 14-2 win
in five innings over Portage in the semis of the Class 4A Chesterton
“Marney did an
awesome job today, crushed the ball,” Lynch said. “It was a great time for
her to hit one over.”
Sisson went on to
add a pair of run-scoring singles in the third and fourth innings, finishing
3-for-3 with six RBIs. Not bad for someone out of the No. 8 spot in the
“I wasn’t sure if
(the grand slam) was gone so I just put my head down, ran and it went over,”
Sisson said. “I got a pitch inside I was able to turn on. It felt good off
the bat, but I didn’t know it was automatically gone.
“It felt good to
get one out finally and it was nice, but I couldn’t have done that without
the hits in front of me that inning. The bottom of the order hitting like we
did (Wednesday) can be big going forward.”
bottom of the Trojans lineup accounted for half of the Trojans hits, going a
combined 8-for-9 as Lauren Kobialka was 3-for-3 with a two-run double and
Faith Matta was 2-for-3.
Gillian Price and Kaitlyn Carr all had two hits, with Carr and Iacovetti
each driving in a run.
they’re seeing the ball well and they’re hitting it, they are doing what we
want them to do,” Lynch said. “They’re acting as a team, all through the
lineup. The top of the lineup struggled a little (Wednesday), but the bottom
of the lineup picked them up.”
Lexi Benko also
tossed 2 1/3 innings of shutout ball in relief of Carr.
play Hobart, a 14-1 winner over Michigan City, tonight at 6 p.m. for the
“You can look at
records but at this point each game is always a challenge,” Lynch said. “We
tell the girls they can’t ever look past a game and to always just play our
game. Teams can get rallies going, we can make mistakes, and the game can
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 045 50
-- 14 16 1
Portage 110 00 -- 2
2B -- Lauren
Kobialka (C); Julianna Hall (P). HR -- Marney Sisson (C). Pitching Summary
-- Chesterton -- Kaitlyn Carr (2 2/3 IP, 5 H, 0 BB, 1 SO), Lexi Benko (2 1/3
IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 SO); Portage -- Autumn Music (2 IP, 11 H, 1 BB, 0 SO);
Olivia Ortiz (3 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 1 SO). WP -- Kaitlyn Carr. LP -- Autumn