softball team just couldnít get the big hit. Until they did.
The Trojans scored
five runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh to walk off a 6-5
Duneland Athletic Conference victory over LaPorte on Wednesday.
After three runs,
including a two-run home run with two outs in the top of the seventh by the
Slicers, Chesterton answered with the game-winner in the bottom of the
Faith Matta and
Maddie Snemis drew one out walks to start the rally. After a strikeout, Lexi
Benko roped a single to center field that plated Matta with the game winner.
LaPorte started the
scoring with two unearned runs in the sixth, thanks in part to two
answered right back as Gillian Price singled to left and moved to second on
an error. Matta beat out a bunt single and moved to second when the Slicer
defense was caught off guard.
Snemis walked to
load the bases ahead of Cassidy Grimm being hit in the head by a pitch that
scored Price. Benkoís sacrifice fly to center scored Matta.
ripped a double into left field to score Snemis and Grimm. Courtesy runner
Mae Mallon scored on a Kaitlyn Carr sacrifice fly for a 5-2 lead.
Iacovetti had three hits to lead the Trojans and Benko added two. Lauren
Kobialka, Carr and Price all recorded singles in the win.
Benko worked all
seven innings in the pitcherís circle and struck out six in garnering the
to the field on Saturday when they travel to New Prairie for a 10 a.m. first
SCORING BY INNINGS
LaPorte 000 002 3
-- 5 7 3
Chesterton 000 005
1 -- 6 8 4
2B -- Maddie Snemis
©. HR -- Linn (L). Pitching Summary -- LaPorte -- Boone (6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 K, 8
BB); Chesterton -- Lexi Benko (7 IP, 7 H, 6 K, 2 BB). WP -- Lexi Benko. LP
junior varsity had little trouble in getting a 12-0 victory over LaPorte on
Massey went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIís, while Avary Gonzalez
was 3-for-4 with a double.
Jade Lloyd (3
RBIís), Katie Hansen and Peyton Hasselberger each recorded two hits.
Massey worked the
first three innings in the pitcherís circle and allowed just one hit (8
strikeouts) in picking up the win. Madison Cowger worked the final two