The Chesterton baseball team scored early, and again late, in picking up an
extra-inning 10-4 Duneland Athletic Conference victory at Valparaiso on
In the top of the first, Andrew Ralph reached on an error and promptly stole
second to get the game started. Jordan Morandini was hit by a pitch and
forced out at second on an Aery Pratt fielder’s choice.
Mike Crowley walked to load the bases before Austin VanderZanden singled to
right field to score Ralph and Pratt. Tyler Sufana singled, scoring Crowley
and VanderZanden, for an early 4-0 lead.
The Vikings would score solo runs in the second, fourth, fifth and seventh
inning against Pratt to send the game into extra innings.
In the eighth, VanderZanden walked two and was sacrificed to second by Mitch
Kobitz. Sufana walked and Corey Rusboldt’s single to right field scored
Michael Griffin followed with a single that plated Sufana and Rusboldt.
Ralph was hit by a pitch and Eli Taubert drew a walk to reload the bases.
Dallas Milligan hit a ground ball to shortstop that was booted and allowed
Griffin and Ralph to score. VanderZanden reached on a fielder’s choice that
scored Taubert to push the lead to 10-4.
Milligan, who came on in relief of Pratt in the seventh, got a strike out,
ground out and pop up to close the door in the eight and pick up the win.
Chesterton 10, Valparaiso 4
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 400 000 06 - 10 8 2
Valparaiso 010 110 10 - 4 6 2
Pitching Summary - Chesterton - Aery Pratt (6.1 IP, 6 H, 5 K, 3 BB), Dallas
Milligan (1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 K, 0 BB); Valparaiso - Bales (7 IP, 6 H, 7 K, 3
BB), Lozano (1 IP, 2 H, 1 K, 3 BB). WP - Dallas Milligan. LP - Bales.