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CHS Softball falls 5-1 to Crown Point

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In a one-game showdown for the Duneland Athletic Conference title, the Crown Point Bulldogs scored early and held on for a 5-1 victory over Chesterton Thursday night.

“We had some chances,” Chesterton coach LouAnn Hopson said. “We struck out in some places where we just needed a fly ball and we didn’t get the big hit when we needed it.”

The Bulldogs scored two first inning runs and another in the second inning for a 3-0 lead against Trojan starter Megan Tymorek. Sydney Cooley replaced Tymorek with one out in the third inning.

“We had to minimize the damage,” Hopson said. “Sydney keeps the ball down for the most part. She did a nice job only giving up one earned run.”

The Trojans cut the lead to 3-1 in the top of the fourth as Megan Matheny hit a long home run over the left field wall and looked poised for a rally.

Cooley walked and moved to second as Amanda Dujmovich reached on a fielder’s choice. A single by Tymorek loaded the bases with no out. CP starter Miranda Elish struck out the next two Trojan hitters and got a ground ball to erase the threat.

“That was our chance to get back in it,” Hopson said. “You have to get a fly ball there to score somebody or hit it hard and make them field it and we didn’t.”

Crown Point scored a run in the fourth and an unearned run in the seventh to set the final score.

Crown Point 5, Chesterton 1

AT CHESTERTON

SCORING BY INNINGS

Crown Point 210 100 1 - 5 9 0

Chesterton 000 100 0 - 1 4 2

2B - Bailey Mores, Amanda Rock, Ally Rock (CP); Sydney Cooley ©. HR - Megan Matheny ©. Pitching Summary - Crown Point - Miranda Elish (7 IP, 4 H, 9 K, 2 BB); Chesterton - Megan Tymorek (2.1 IP, 5 H, 1 K, 1 BB), Sydney Cooley (4.2 IP, 4 H, 6 K, 2 BB). WP - Miranda Elish. LP - Megan Tymorek.

Records: Crown Point 18-3 (12-2 DAC), Chesterton 21-4 (11-3 DAC).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 10, Crown Point 3

The Chesterton junior varsity softball team beat Crown Point 10-3 Thursday night to improve to 17-3 on the year.

Lia Lombardini pitched all seven innings and struck out seven in garnering the win.

Olivia Smith started the third inning with an infield hit. Smith eventually scored on a single by Shelby Price. Nicole Bross and Lombardini both singled scoring Price.

Price started the fifth by being hit by a pitch. Price scored on a double by Bross. Jordan Wadding doubled later in the frame and scored on a triple from Kayla Tracy.

 

Posted 5/10/2013