Alex Del Rio homered, went 2 for 3, and had four RBIs Monday in leading Times No. 3 Munster past Merrillville, 11-0, in an abbreviated non-conference game.
Joe Jumonville and Tom De Cero also had two hits apiece for the Mustangs (3-1), who put it away early with a seven-run third. Jumonville scored twice.
The Pirates (0-3) were led by Tom Butler's two hits.
Chesterton 15, Gavit 0 (5 inn.): Tyler Sufana hit a grand slam and Matt Kubacki struck out eight in three innings as the Trojans opened their season.
Kubacki also drove in two runs, going 2-for-2. Travis Brooks hit a double and went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Times No. 8 Chesterton.
Josh Lambreras and Jorge Perez had hits for the Gladiators (0-1).
Andrean 9, Lowell 0: Jimmy Skiff earned his first win of the season with a one-hit, four inning shutout in Andrean's Northwest Crossroads Conference opener againt Lowell. Skiff struck out eight.
Matt Desomer went 2-for-5 with a double and Chase Dawson and Alex Vode drove in two runs each for the Times No. 2 59ers (1-0, 1-0).
Dan Garza and Zach Bobos collected hits for the Red Devils.
Whiting 9, Morgan Twp. 3: Whiting's Mollie Lovasko struck out 14 in seven innings in the season opener for both teams.
Lovasko also went 2-for-4 with two runs while Callie Mansfield went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Jessica Butler, who knocked a double, was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI for Whiting.
Rory Rankin fanned four in six innings for Morgan Twp. (0-1).