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CHS Softball shuts out Merrillville

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The Chesterton softball team improved to 8-2-1 on the season with a 12-0 Duneland Athletic Conference victory over Merrillville on Friday.

The Trojans got the bats going early with eight runs in the bottom of the first.

Maddie Snemis drew a leadoff walk and Noelle Michael was hit by a pitch. After a lineout, Gillian Price and Marney Sisson drew walks to score Snemis. A walk to Jenna Vagner plated Michael and a free pass to Mae Mallon scored Price.

A walk to Hollie Skoczek scored Sisson before Hope Matta’s fielder’s choice scored Vagner.

After Snemis walked for the second time in the inning, Michael reached on an error that scored Mallon from third. Lauren Kobialka was hit pitch to score Matta.

Price singled to center field to score Snemis and push the lead to 8-0.

Chesterton capped the scoring in the second inning with four more tallies.

Vagner singled to right field to start the frame and Mallon reached on an error. Skoczek walked to load the bases.

After a fly out, Snemis grounded into a fielder’s choice that scored Vagner. Michael’s RBI single scored Mallon and Kobialka’s single to left plated Snemis.

Price’s single to left caused the final tally as Michael scored for a 12-0 lead.

Offensively, Price and Vagner each had two hits, while Michael, Kobialka, Mallon, Skoczek (double) and Matta all tallied a hit.

Kobialka picked up the win with three innings of work in the pitcher’s circle (6 strikeouts). Price worked the final two frames and struck out two.

Chesterton returns to the field on Tuesday when they travel to Michigan City for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch.

Chesterton 12, Merrillville 0



Merrillville 000 00 -- 0 1 1

Chesterton 840 0x -- 12 9 0

2B -- Hollie Skoczek ©. Pitching Summary -- Merrillville -- Williams (4.0 IP, 9 H, 0 K, 9 BB); Chesterton -- Lauren Kobialka (3.0 IP, 1 H, 6 K, 0 BB), Gillian Price (2.0 IP, 0 H, 2 K, 2 BB). WP -- Lauren Kobialka. LP -- Williams.


Posted 4/15/2019




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