The Chesterton bats
pounded out 12 hits and Matt Kubacki allowed just three hits as the Trojans
picked up a 9-3 Duneland Athletic Conference victory over Lake Central on
Indians got on the scoreboard first with a leadoff double and a passed ball
for a quick 1-0 lead.
The Trojans took
little time in answering back as they took advantage of a hit by pitch and a
Lake Central error to put two runs on the board.
Lake Central tied
the game in the second with a solo run on another passed ball and the game
remained that way until the fifth.
Cole Teal singled
to center field with two outs to plate Corey Rusboldt and give the Trojans a
lead they would never relinquish. After Brandon Roeske singled, Cameron
O’Brien hit a three-run home run to left field to push the lead to 6-2.
Kubacki put the
Indians down 1-2-3 in the sixth and the Trojans pushed three more runs
across the plate.
Andrew Ralph had a
single with two outs and Rusboldt doubled to left to score Ralph. Tyler
Sufana tripled scoring Rusboldt and scored on Teals double to left field.
Lake Central tried
to rally in the seventh, but Rusboldt came on in relief of Kubacki to slam
the door shut.
Rusboldt, Sufana, Teal and Roeske all had two hits to lead the Trojans.
Kubacki struck out seven in picking up the win, while Rusboldt struck out
Chesterton 9, Lake
SCORING BY INNINGS
Lake Central 110
000 1 - 3 2 2
Chesterton 200 043
x - 9 12 1
2B - Gbur (LC);
Brandon Roeske, Corey Rusboldt 2, Cole Teal ©. 3B - Tyler Sufana ©. HR -
Brien ©. Pitching
Summary - Lake Central - Sullivan (5.2 IP, 11 H, 3 K, 0 BB), Smith (.1 IP, 1
H, 0 K, 0 BB); Chesterton - Matt Kubacki (6 IP, 2 H, 7 K, 3 BB), Corey
Rusboldt (1 IP, 0 H, 1 K, 0 BB). WP - Kubacki. LP - Sullivan.
Lake Central 15,
Lake Central scored
11 runs in the fourth inning to beat Chesterton 15-8.
Blake Soffa led the
offense with two hits (double), while Patrick Arndt and Logan Hofferth also
Ethan Conway, Isaac
Shook and Tyler Smithson each worked two innings on the mound for the