Bosse draws bases-loaded walk in bottom of 10th, edging Bulldogs over Chesterton 2-1 in sectional opener

A USA-365.com Special Report by Frank Sprankle

5-27-2019

The Crown Point Bulldogs take infield practice before their opening round game of the Indiana High School Athletic Association's Class 4A, Sectional 2 baseball tournament at Crown Point High School on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Photo by Frank Sprankle)
Team (Record) / Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
CHESTERTON (12-13, 8-6 DAC) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
CROWN POINT (26-4, 12-2 DAC) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 2

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - Clear, 78-degrees, 7:45 p.m. start in CROWN POINT, IN

WP - Jonathon Sabotnik: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 K, 1 BB
SP (CP) - Ryan Fender: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 14 K, 1 BB
LP - Chad Dzierba: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 4 K, 5 BB
SP (Chest.) - Tyler Nelson: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 12 K, 4 BB

Chesterton Trojans (12-13, 12-2 in DAC)
Jeremy Krantz (2B) 1-4, single, hit by pitch
Zach Westphal (SS) 1-4, double, SAC Bunt
Tyler Nelson (P) 0-3, walk, reached on error, run
Zach McKenna (C) 1-4, single, reached on error, 2 stolen bases
Garrett Fairbanks (DH) 1-3, single, walk
Haydn Malackowski (1B) 0-1
Ryan Silvka (1B) 0-3
Kolton Cardenas (CF) 0-3, walk
Connor Krantz (RF) 0-2, walk, hit by pitch
Max Weller (LF) 0-2, SAC Bunt
Chad Dzierba (P) 0-1

Crown Point Bulldogs (26-4, 12-2 in DAC)
Jonathon Sabotnik (RF/P)1-2, double, walk, reached on 2 errors, run
Josh Lindeman (DH) 0-3, 2 walks
Gene Kolarik (1B) 1-4, single, reached on error, run, RBI
Christian Mojica (3B) 1-4, single, walk
Alex Rich (CF) 0-4, walk
Jacob Bosse (LF/RF) 1-2, single, 2 walks, stolen base, SAC Bunt
Drew Horton (2B) 0-2, SAC Bunt
Anthony Pellicane (PH) 0-1
Tim Darche (C) 1-4, single, stolen base
Zach Stubitsch (SS) 0-3, walk

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CROWN POINT (05-22-2019) In a game where the two starting pitchers combined for 24 strikeouts, the Chesterton Trojans and Crown Point Bulldogs gave everything they had in their opening round match-up of the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s Class 4A, Sectional 2 baseball tournament at Crown Point High School.

In the end, the Bulldogs prevailed on their own diamond with a 2-1 victory in 10 innings.

After Crown Point opened-up the scoring in bottom of the third, when junior Gene Kolarik’s RBI single to left field brought in fellow junior Josh Lindeman for the first run of the game.

The lead would only last a short time. In the top of the fourth, Chesterton tied the score when junior starting pitcher Tyler Nelson reached first base on an error that brought in senior Zach Westphal from third base.

Between Nelson and Bulldogs’ starting pitcher Ryan Fender, both lasted into the seventh innings.

In the bottom of the seventh, senior Chad Dzierba would come into relief for the Trojans while the Bulldogs would move junior Jonathon Sabotnik from left field to pitch in the eighth.

After the Bulldogs left the base loaded in the ninth, they came-up again the tenth. Kolarik would leadoff, reaching second on an error, junior Christian Mojica drew a walk, followed by senior Alex Rich who also reached base on a walk.

That would load the based for junior Jacob Bosse. He would take four pitches out of the zone by Dzierba to bring in the winning run.

The Trojans had their opportunities as they left seven runners on base, including a bases-loaded opportunity in the sixth inning. Chesterton ends their baseball season with a 12-13 record, while the Bulldogs advanced to the Sectional Semifinal to face the Valparaiso Vikings on Friday, May 24.


2019 CROWN POINT Bulldogs (27-4)
21-8 (2018) 19-9 (2017) 19-9 (2016), 25-6 (2015)
Coach Steve Strayer (23rd year)
All games at 4:30 unless otherwise indicated, DAC games in CAPS
3-26 (W) 4-1 at Hanover Central (6-1)
3-28 (W) 18-2 (5 inn.) Bishop Noll (3-4)
3-30 (Rain) 2A No. 3 Boone Grove (4-1)
4-2 (W) 11-4 CHESTERTON
4-3 (W) 8-5 at CHESTERTON

Lafayette Invitational

4-5 (W) 11-5 at Jefferson (5-7)
4-6 (W) 9-2 at McCutcheon (4-4)
4-6 (W) 14-4 (6 inn.) at Harrison (4-4)

4-9 (W) 11-3 LAKE CENTRAL (16-5)
4-10 (L) 5-6 (6 inn.) at 4A LAKE CENTRAL (16-5)
4-13 (W) 1-0 (8 inn.) Penn (6-2)
4-13 (W) 12-6 Concord (2-4)

4-16 (W) 4-1 MICHIGAN CITY
4-17 (W) 10-0 (5 inn.) at MICHIGAN CITY
4-23 (W) 11-0 (5 inn.) LaPORTE
4-24 (W) 6-0 at LaPORTE
4-25 (W) 10-0 Kankakee Valley
5-4 (W) 3-1 VALPARAISO (13-5)
5-4 (L) 0-1 Andrean (17-1)
5-6 (W) 7-5 at VALPARAISO (13-5)
5-7 (W) 10-2 MERRILLVILLE (10-10)

5-8 (W) 7-5 (8 inn.) at MERRILLVILLE (10-11)
5-10 (W) 7-1 at Hobart (11-10)
5-14 (W) 11-3 at PORTAGE (12-9-1)
5-15 (L) 1-3 PORTAGE (12-9-1)
5-16 (W) 6-3 Munster (15-5)
5-18 (W) 20-6 Plymouth (at McCutcheon)
5-18 (L) 6-7 at McCutcheon
5-20 (Mon) Illiana Christian (cancelled)

Class 4A Sectional 2 (at Crown Point)
5-22 (W) 2-1 (10-inn.) Chesterton (quarterfinal)
5-24 (W) 5-2 Valparaiso (semifinal)
5-27 (Mon) Portage – 11 a.m. (championship)

Class 4A Regional (at LaPorte)

6-1 (Sat) 10 a.m. semifinals
6-1 (Sat) 7 p.m. championship

Class 4A Semi-State (at Kokomo or Plymouth)

6-8 (Sat) 10 a.m. semifinals
6-8 (Sat) 7 p.m. championship

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