baseball team fell to 0-2 in Duneland Athletic Conference play after an 8-5
loss to Crown Point in the Trojansí home opener on Wednesday.
CHS broke on top
early with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first. Connor Krantz started
the frame with a walk and scored on a double from Garrett Fairbanks.
to third on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch for a 2-0 Trojan
answered with a solo run in the third, three in the fourth and four more in
the fifth to build an 8-2 lead.
The Trojans rallied
in the bottom of the seventh when Jake Roof reached on a one-out error.
Krantz singled to move pinch-runner Ethan Mahaffey to second. Tyler Nelsonís
triple scored Krantz and Mahaffey.
Max Wellerís RBI
single plated Nelson to set the final score.
McKenna had a pair of hits, while Krantz, Fairbanks, Nelson, Weller, Kolton
Cardenas and Zimmerman each added a hit.
Ben Collins worked
the first 4 1/3 innings and struck out five and Chad Dzierba struck out two
in 2 1/3 innings of work.
The Trojans return
to the field tonight when they travel to Bishop Noll for a 4:30 p.m. first
Crown Point 8,
SCORING BY INNINGS
Crown Point 001 340
0 -- 8 8 5
Chesterton 200 000
3 -- 5 8 4
2B -- Jonathan
Sabotnik (CP); Garrett Fairbanks, Zach Zimmerman ©. 3B -- Tyler Nelson ©.
Pitching Summary -- Crown Point -- Gene Kolarik (3 IP, 2 H, 3 K, 3 BB),
Dylan Matusak (4 IP, 6 H, 3 K, 1 BB); Chesterton -- Ben Collins (4.1 IP, 6
H, 5 K, 4 BB), Aidan Turner (.1 IP, 2 H, 0 K, 2 BB), Chad Dzierba (2.1 IP, 0
H, 2 K, 2 BB). WP -- Gene Kolarik. LP -- Ben Collins.