Baseball Suffers Loss to Chesterton

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Baseball Suffers Loss to Chesterton

Antonio Majstorov (12) pitches in a game against Chesterton on April 25. Majstorov pitched six and two-thirds innings en route to LC’s 4-10 loss to the Trojans.

Antonio Majstorov (12) pitches in a game against Chesterton on April 25. Majstorov pitched six and two-thirds innings en route to LC’s 4-10 loss to the Trojans.

Antonio Majstorov (12) pitches in a game against Chesterton on April 25. Majstorov pitched six and two-thirds innings en route to LC’s 4-10 loss to the Trojans.

Antonio Majstorov (12) pitches in a game against Chesterton on April 25. Majstorov pitched six and two-thirds innings en route to LC’s 4-10 loss to the Trojans.

Jamie Zega and lakecentralnews

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April 24, 2012: the LC varsity baseball team suffered its only loss of their State Championship season to Chesterton.

A year and a day later, Thursday April 25, 2013: the current varsity squad attempted to avenge the loss but fell short, losing 4-10.

“Of course we wanted to get them back, but we tried to approach the game like every other game but a little more meaning than usual,” Nicholas Kellams (12) said.

The Indians took a 1-0 lead early in the first inning after Antonio Majstorov (12) batted in Alec Olund (11) on a single. After a hit and an error in the third, the Trojans took the lead 1-2. LC answered with three runs, bringing LC to their 4-2 lead.

The sixth inning, however, the Trojans answered with a hit parade and took advantage of LC’s errors to pull ahead 4-8. In the seventh, Chesterton knocked in two more runs, bringing the final score to 4-10 and LC’s record to 7-4.

“Errors killed us. We played good in many aspects, but defense wins games, plain and simple,” Kellams said.

The team hopes this comes as a turning point and looks to improve their record as the season progresses.

“We had a reality check and realized what we had to do mentally and physically to win games,” Anthony Schneider (12) said.

The Tribe, now 9-4 will face off with Crown Point (9-2) tonight at home.