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CHS Softball drops DAC opener

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By TR HARLAN

Good pitching beats good hitting.

The combination of Crown Point’s Miranda Elish and Alexis Holloway calmed the Chesterton bats and left with a 10-0 Duneland Athletic Conference victory in the DAC opener for both teams on Tuesday.

“(Elish) does a good job,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “(Holloway) came in and threw a change-up and we struggled with it too. They are obviously good pitchers.”

Crown Point scored three runs in the top of the first and added two more in the second to build an early 5-0 lead.

The Bulldogs pounded out six hits and took advantage of a Trojan error in the rallies. Chesterton made three errors on the night.

“We could have played a lot better defense,” Hopson said. “I don’t understand it. The kids that made mistakes are good ballplayers and older kids. It just hasn’t come together yet.”

The Bulldogs scored three more runs in the fourth and added two in the fifth to finish the game.

“Hopefully we learn something from it,” Hopson said. “We need to play a lot better defense.”

Chesterton’s Mallory McKee recorded two of the Trojans’ three hits. Sarah Richards added the other.

Crown Point 10, Chesterton 0

AT CHESTERTON

SCORING BY INNINGS

Crown Point 320 32 - 10 11 1

Chesterton 000 00 - 0 3 3

2B - Amanda Rock (CP). Pitching Summary - Crown Point - Miranda Elish (3 IP, 2 H, 7 K, 0 BB), Alexis Holloway (2 IP, 1 H, 3 K, 1 BB); Chesterton - Sydney Cooley (3 IP, 7 H, 4 K, 0 BB), Lia Lombardini (2 IP, 5 H, 0 K, 1 BB). WP - Elish. LP - Cooley.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 12, Crown Point 11

The Chesterton junior varsity outlasted Crown Point 12-11 Tuesday night.

Natalie Anderson pitched three innings and recorded one strikeout. Emily Jerome finished the final four innings in the circle for the Trojans.

Offensively, Jordan Wadding had two singles, a double and two RBI’s. Britta Johnson added two singles and a double, while Nicole Bross added three singles.

 

Posted 4/9/2014