Mother Nature let up just enough on Tuesday night for the Chesterton
softball team to improve to 4-0 in Duneland Athletic Conference play with a
6-0 victory over Valparaiso.
“We looked a little rusty with the bats,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson
said. “We haven’t been outside with live pitching in a week. I thought the
girls did a great job of staying focused and things eventually came around.”
The Trojans opened the scoring in the second inning when Megan Tymorek
reached on a fielders choise and Jill Bohnert walked. Amanda Dujmovich’s
single plated courtesy runner Bailey Slivka with the game’s first run.
“Amanda had a great night at the plate,” Hopson said. “Because of all of the
rain, the field was very soft. A lot of the stuff we hit hard that normally
goes through on the ground, slowed down and became playable.”
Sarah Richards reached on an error to score Bohnert for a 2-0 lead.
The final touches offensively came in the sixth inning as Sierra LaFreniere
reached on an error. She went to second on a sacrifice bunt and third on a
Shelby Carter infield single.
Sydney Cooley’s single scored both runners before Megan Matheny singled.
Tymorek’s double scored Cooley and Matheny scored on Bohnert’s single.
Tymorek went all seven innings to get the win allowing just two hits and
striking out eight.
“Megan had another nice night on the mound and the defense made the plays we
needed them to make,” Hopson said.