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.
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.
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.
to the field on Tuesday when they travel to Michigan City for a 4:30 p.m.
SCORING BY INNINGS
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.