baseball team dropped its Duneland Athletic Conference opener 11-4 at Crown
Point on Tuesday night.
The Trojans opened
the scoring in the top of the first as Kolton Cardenas was hit by a pitch
with one out. After stealing second and third, Cardenas scored on a passed
ball for a 1-0 CHS lead.
answered with a solo run in the first off Chesterton starter Ryan Slivka. In
the third, a grand slam by Gene Kolarik pushed the CP lead to 5-1.
CHS cut the lead in
half in the sixth as Zach Zimmerman’s single up the middle to score Ethan
Mahaffey. Haydn Malacowski’s ground out plated Jeremy Krantz to make the
exploded again in the sixth offensively as they put six runs on the board
for an 11-3 lead.
David Sharp would
score the Trojans’ final run in the seventh to set the final score.
led the Chesterton offense with two hits, while Slivka struck out three in
three innings of work. Relief pitcher Zach Westphal struck out two in three
The Trojans return
to the field tonight when they host Crown Point at 4:30 p.m.
Crown Point 11,
AT CROWN POINT
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 100 002
1 -- 4 4 2
Crown Point 104 006
x -- 11 11 0
2B -- Lindeman
(CP). 3B -- Darche (CP). HR -- Kolarik (CP). Pitching Summary -- Chesterton
-- Ryan Slivka (3 IP, 5 H, 3 K, 5 BB), Zach Westphal (3 IP, 6 H, 2 K, 3 BB);
Crown Point -- Fender (2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 K, 4 BB), Boisse (3 IP, 0 H, 6 K, 3
BB), Suslowicz (1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 K, 2 BB). WP -- Boisse. LP -- Slivka.