It got dark early
on Friday night.
in Friday night at Hanover Central and stopped the Chesterton softball
teams shot at a 4-0 week as they played the Wildcats to a 9-9 tie.
opened the scoring in the first as Cassidy Grimm was hit by a pitch and
Lexi Benko reached on an error. Lauren Kobialka's misplayed fly ball
resulted in Grimm and courtesy runner Mae Mallon scoring for a 2-0 lead.
scored a pair of runs on its own in the bottom of the first, Chesterton
retook the lead with a solo run in the third. Grimm reached on a fielder's
choice and moved to second on Benko's single to center. Kobialka's single
to center plated Grimm.
Hanover added two
runs in the third and fourth innings for a 6-3 lead before the Trojan bats
got going in the fifth.
Benko started the
rally with a single and pinch runner Jenna Vagner moved to second on
Micaela Iacovetti's single. Kobialka doubled home both runners.
misplayed ground ball moved courtesy runner Mae Mallon to third ahead of a
walk to Marney Sisson to load the bases. Faith Matta cleared the
basepath's with a three-run triple that put the Trojans on top 8-6.
The lead stayed
that way until the bottom of the seventh when Hanover plated two runs to
force extra innings.
the frame with a single to left and Kobialka singled to center. Carr's
ground ball was misplayed at second and Iacovetti scored for a 9-8 lead.
Hanover tied the
game in the bottom of the eighth with a run as the game was called due to
Snemis and Kobialka both had four hits to lead the Trojans' 17-hit attack.
Benko, Iacovetti and Matta all had three hits each.
Benko worked the
first three innings in the pitcher's circle and struck out six before
giving way to Kobialka who pitched the final five innings and struck out
returns to the field on Tuesday when they host Crown Point beginning at
Hanover Central 9
050 01 -- 9 17 4
202 200 21 -- 9 10 5
2B -- Lauren
Kobialka (C); Seniw (HC). 3B -- Faith Matta (C). Pitching Summary --
Chesterton -- Lexi Benko (3 IP, 5 H, 6 K, 4 BB), Lauren Kobialka (5 IP, 5
H, 5 K, 3 BB); Hanover Central -- Taylor Towry (8 IP, 17 H, 5 K, 2 BB).