It’s not getting any easier.
The Chesterton baseball team won its 10th consecutive game with a two-run
sixth inning rally en route to a 3-2 victory at Michigan City on Tuesday.
The Wolves opened the scoring in the bottom of the first with a solo run off
of Chesterton starter Aery Pratt. Pratt struck out one and allowed two hits,
but was removed after the first frame.
The Trojans responded with a game-tying run in the second as Tyler Sufana
singled with one out. After Sufana stole second, Corey Rusboldt plated him
with a single to center.
The game remained that way until the fifth when the Wolves touched up Tyler
Quillin for an unearned run.
Again the Trojans answered, this time with two runs.
Pratt drew a one-out walk. After pinch-runner Jeremy Jaeger advanced to
second, Austin VanderZanden’s single to right field tied the game at 2-2.
VanderZanden would move all the way to third thanks to an error and score
the game-winner as Mike Crowley’s grounder was mishandled.
Quillin found himself in a jam in the top of the seventh as back-to-back
singles put runners on the corners with two outs. A 2-2 pitch was swung on
and missed as Quillin recorded his 12th strikeout to end the game.
Offensively, Andrew Ralph had a pair of hits to lead the Trojans.
VanderZanden, Sufana, Rusboldt and Mitch Kobitz all singled in the win.
Chesterton 3, Michigan City 2
AT MICHIGAN CITY
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 010 002 0 -- 3 6 1
Michigan City 100 010 0 -- 2 8 2
Pitching Summary -- Chesterton -- Aery Pratt (1 IP, 2 H, 1 K, 2 BB), Tyler
Quillin (6 IP, 6 H, 12 K, 1 BB); Michigan City -- Lemon (6 IP, 5 H, 3 K, 4
BB), Kaletha (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K, 1 BB). WP -- Tyler Quillin. LP -- Lemon.