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Trojan Softball walks off with DAC win

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The Chesterton softball team just couldnít get the big hit. Until they did.

The Trojans scored five runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh to walk off a 6-5 Duneland Athletic Conference victory over LaPorte on Wednesday.

After three runs, including a two-run home run with two outs in the top of the seventh by the Slicers, Chesterton answered with the game-winner in the bottom of the inning.

Faith Matta and Maddie Snemis drew one out walks to start the rally. After a strikeout, Lexi Benko roped a single to center field that plated Matta with the game winner.

LaPorte started the scoring with two unearned runs in the sixth, thanks in part to two Chesterton errors.

The Trojans answered right back as Gillian Price singled to left and moved to second on an error. Matta beat out a bunt single and moved to second when the Slicer defense was caught off guard.

Snemis walked to load the bases ahead of Cassidy Grimm being hit in the head by a pitch that scored Price. Benkoís sacrifice fly to center scored Matta.

Micaela Iacovetti ripped a double into left field to score Snemis and Grimm. Courtesy runner Mae Mallon scored on a Kaitlyn Carr sacrifice fly for a 5-2 lead.

Offensively, Iacovetti had three hits to lead the Trojans and Benko added two. Lauren Kobialka, Carr and Price all recorded singles in the win.

Benko worked all seven innings in the pitcherís circle and struck out six in garnering the victory.

Chesterton returns to the field on Saturday when they travel to New Prairie for a 10 a.m. first pitch.

Chesterton 6, LaPorte 5



LaPorte 000 002 3 -- 5 7 3

Chesterton 000 005 1 -- 6 8 4

2B -- Maddie Snemis ©. HR -- Linn (L). Pitching Summary -- LaPorte -- Boone (6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 K, 8 BB); Chesterton -- Lexi Benko (7 IP, 7 H, 6 K, 2 BB). WP -- Lexi Benko. LP -- Boone.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 12, LaPorte 0

The Chesterton junior varsity had little trouble in getting a 12-0 victory over LaPorte on Wednesday.

Offensively, Hannah Massey went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIís, while Avary Gonzalez was 3-for-4 with a double.

Jade Lloyd (3 RBIís), Katie Hansen and Peyton Hasselberger each recorded two hits.

Massey worked the first three innings in the pitcherís circle and allowed just one hit (8 strikeouts) in picking up the win. Madison Cowger worked the final two frames.


Posted 4/18/2019




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