It took the
Chesterton baseball team a little time to warm-up the bats, but they came
through when it counted most in the Monday’s season opener.
The Trojans scored
a pair of runs in the top of the seventh and used three pitchers to combine
for a 2-0 shutout victory at Hammond Gavit.
Jake Roof singled
to left field with one out to start the rally. Pinch runner Ethan Mahaffey
promptly stole second and third base.
After a popup, Max
Weller singled to left plating Mahaffey for a 1-0 lead. Weller would steal
second and third before scoring on a wild pitch.
Weller and Haydn Malackowski had hits for the Trojans.
On the mound, Ryan
Donly picked up the victory with 3 2/3 innings of relief work in which he
recorded five strikeouts. Aidan Turner notched the save with two strikeouts
in 2/3 of inning.
Ray Keane got the
start for Chesterton and worked 2 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and
striking out four.
The Trojans return
to the field tonight when they open Duneland Athletic Confrence play at
Crown Point. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Hammond Gavit 0
AT HAMMOND GAVIT
SCORING BY INNINGS
Chesterton 000 000
2 -- 2 3 1
Hammond Gavit 000
000 0 -- 0 4 0
Pitching Summary --
Ray Keane (2.2 IP, 3 H, 4 K, 1 BB), Ryan Donly (3.2 IP, 1 H, 5 K, 4 BB),
Aidan Turner (.2 IP, 0 H, 2 K, 0 BB); Hammond Gavit -- Raul Marquez (7 IP, 3
H, 7 K, 3 BB). WP -- Ryan Donly. LP -- Raul Marquez. S -- Aidan Turner.