Indians slide into action


Colin Studer (11) makes contact with the ball. Studer served as an outfielder for the Tribe.

Kayla Hallowell, Author

The varsity baseball team defeated Chesterton from 8-0 on Thursday, April 30.  There were multiple close calls and many strikeouts from the opposing team. While fans huddled up in their cozy blankets, the Indians toughed out the night’s bitter cold.

“I don’t think we struck out much more than two or three times. [When] we put balls on play on cold days, it usually adds up to some runs,” Coach Jeff Sandor, English, said.

Throughout the game, Matthew Litwicki (10)  pitched a handful of strikes to Chesterton.  Litwicki threw a  complete game and struck out nine batters.

“[The game] went well. The [starting pitcher] went really good through [the entire] game. [He was throwing] all strikes,” Tyler Frank (10) said.

Many players were injured during the start of the season. Despite the injuries, many of the players can still improve on their strategies for future games.

“We got some guys we have to get healthy. We are a little beat up and a little battered, but I think we’ll know a little bit [more] by the end of next week. We just have to keep competing at the plate. We’re young. We still need to get a better defense. We still need to get better on the bases. We’ve got to get a little bit better everywhere and just jell more as a team,” Coach Sandor said.