The Chesterton softball team scored six runs in the seventh inning to
improve to 17-3 overall and 9-2 in Duneland Athletic Conference play with a
9-5 win at Valparaiso on Wednesday.
“Our defense has not quite had a night like tonight all season,” Chesterton
coach LouAnn Hopson said. “We have had some errors, but rarely all together.
With two outs, it is a killer because everyone on the base paths is
Amanda Dujmovich reached on an error and Megan Tymorek drew a walk in the
second as the Trojans cracked the scoreboard first. Dujmovich scored on a
dropped fly ball and courtesy runner Alexa Olson scored on a Mallory McKee
Sarah Richards scored on Shelby Carter’s infield single.
The Vikings scored five runs in the third to take the lead. Four of the five
runs came on three two-out Chesterton errors.
Chesterton’s seventh inning rally started with a Richards leadoff walk and
she promptly stole second. With two outs, Carter reached on an error and
Matheny singled Richards home. Sydney Cooley walked to load the bases.
Dujmovich walked to bring the tying run home. Tymorek hit a long single to
bring home two runs followed by Jill Bohnert’s long single off the fence to
score the final two runs of the game.
“We were frustrated at the plate some,” Hopson said. “Fortunately, the girls
finally adjusted. We stopped being so eager and chasing stuff out of the
zone. We finally adjusted in the box and put the ball in play hard.”
Chesterton 5, Valparaiso 0
The Chesterton junior varsity softball team beat Valparaiso 5-0 on Wednesday
behind a three-strikeout, two-hit performance from Nicole Bross.
Shelby Price and Lia Lombardini singled in the first ahead of Jordan
Wadding’s two-run double for an early lead. Megan Kerkes, Kayla Tracy and
Becky Rizer all scored in the second inning to set the final score.