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Chesterton softball team blasts Michigan City

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The Chesterton softball team improved to 14-1 and 6-0 in Duneland Athletic Conference play with a 12-1 blowout at Michigan City on Wednesday.

“It was great to see the sun and be playing in it,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “We talked on the way over about their very large field and the need to hit line drives. In the past, they have just backed up and waited for the fly balls to come down.

“I thought we did a very good job tonight of not only hitting line drives, but getting the deep fly balls when we needed them.”

Mallory McKee reached on an error to start the game and Shelby Carter singled. Sydney Cooley’s double plated both runners for a 2-0 lead.

In the second, Chesterton sent eight hitters to the plate led off by a Jill Bohnert single. After two outs, the Trojans put together an RBI single by McKee, an RBI single by Carter, a Matheny single and a Cooley RBI single for a 5-0 lead.

The onslaught continued in the third with two outs as Sarah Richards singled and Alexa Olson walked. McKee’s single and an error in the outfield scored both runners and put McKee on third base.

Carter reached on an error allowing McKee to score.

Three more runs in the fourth inning started with Cooley and Amanda Dujmovich reaching on errors. Both scored on a Richards two-out single. She eventually scored on a wild pitch.

Megan Matheny’s solo home run in the fifth set the final score.

Megan Tymorek worked all five innings for the Trojans, allowing five hits and striking out two in picking up the win.

“The defense had a great game,” Hopson said. “Megan did a nice job of getting a lot of ground balls and the infield made some nice plays.”

Chesterton 12, Michigan City 1

AT MICHIGAN CITY

SCORING BY INNINGS

Chesterton 233 31 - 12 12 1

Michigan City 000 01 - 1 5 5

2B - Sydney Cooley ©. HR - Megan Matheny ©. Pitching Summary - Chesterton - Megan Tymorek (5 IP, 2 K, 1 BB, 5 H). WP - Megan Tymorek.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 20, Michigan City 0

The Chesterton junior varsity softball team shutout Michigan City 20-0 on Wednesday.

Nicole Bross pitched four innings for the Trojans with six strikeouts, while Danielle Lange recorded two strikeouts in one inning of relief.

CHS scored eight runs in the opening inning as the offense was led by Lia Lombardini with two triples and a pair of RBI’s. Bross added two singles and a double in the victory with Natalie Anderson adding two singles (two runs scored).

 

Posted 4/25/2013