Pharos-Tribune

Breaking News

Local Sports

April 17, 2013

Eastern’s Oyler shuts down Logansport

Berries strand eight runners on base over last four innings.

Logansport’s softball team allowed four unearned runs, and it turned out there was no room for error.

That’s because of a strong performance by Eastern starting pitcher Abby Oyler.

The hard-throwing junior right-hander fired a four-hit shutout to lift the Comets to a 4-0 win over the Berries on Wednesday at Fincher Field.

“I’ll give her the credit for that,” Logan coach Jim Bacon said. “She’s good. I think the curveball was working for her. We were laying off, and evidently it was hitting the outside corner.”

Oyler was perfect through the first three innings. The Berries (2-5) finally got some offense going after that, but they stranded eight runners over the last four innings as Oyler time after time was able to come up with big outs when the Berries had runners in scoring position.

Oyler fanned eight while pitching around two walks, a hit batsman and one Eastern error.

Logan freshman pitcher Bailie Long, like she has all season, kept the Berries in the game. She doesn’t yet have the velocity of an Oyler but displayed a good assortment of pitches with sharp movement.

Long allowed four runs (none earned) on 10 hits, striking out four and walking none.

“She does an excellent job,” Bacon said. “As long as we’re playing good defense, she’s pitching well enough for us to win.

“But we still have to score.”

A dropped ball on a liner to left led to two Eastern runs in the fourth inning. Maddie Vint singled in one of the runs, and another scored on the second error of the inning by a Berry outfielder.

“That was a catchable ball in left field. Without that they don’t score,” Bacon said. “It was a good hit, we made a good effort, but it was one we needed to catch.”

An error by the Logan second baseman started another Eastern rally in the seventh. Ally Oyler had an RBI triple, and Quinlyn Hochstedler followed with an RBI groundout on what could have been the third out of the inning.

“It’s the same old thing,” said Bacon of the errors that have hurt his team in five losses already in the early season.

As for the excuse of poor weather this spring having to do with the errors, Bacon said, “It’s the best one we have.

“No. Eastern had only played four games, so it’s not a good excuse. No one else has got games in either, so we’ve just got to hit. We’ve got to hit the ball and score some runs.”

Alexis Rennewanz went 2-for-3 to lead the Berries at the plate. Sydney Thompson and Bailey Kelley each added a base hit.

Vint went 3-for-4 to lead the Comets (5-0). Abby Oyler and Brooke Stout had two hits apiece.

Logan travels to Class 2A No. 6 Cass tonight, weather permitting.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • SPT-PT042014 - lhs loganland Whitney.jpg Miss Basketball Jennings earns top Loganland honor Whitney Jennings had already made quite a name for herself in basketball circles around town before she even entered high school. There were stories that a little blonde girl was tearing up middle school competition, single-handedly dominating teams.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Logansport baseball splits DH at Penn Logansport's baseball team continued its high scoring ways in a doubleheader split at Penn on Saturday. The Berries dropped the opener 12-7 before winning the game two 8-7. The Berries (5-2) pounded out 26 hits on the day, 14 in the opener and 12 in

    April 20, 2014

  • SPT-PT041814 LHS Tennis.jpg Logan tops Lewis Cass in early season tennis match Logansport's girls tennis team defeated rival Lewis Cass 4-1 Thursday in Walton. The Berries improved to 2-1 on the young season while the Kings dropped to 0-1. Whitney Jennings defeated Gabi Hartley 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Brooke Bullard defeated

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • No. 7 Lewis Cass baseball falls at HN, 3-2 Lewis Cass' baseball team suffered its first setback of the season with a 3-2 loss at Huntington North on Thursday. Kyle Dwiggins hit a two-run home run for the Class 2A No. 7 Kings (3-1) in the fourth inning. He later doubled. But the Vikings scored

    April 18, 2014

  • SPT-PT041714 - phs AOW Kayte Miller.jpg Miller looking for one more big season for the Panthers Pioneer senior Kayte Miller has enjoyed a lot of success in volleyball and softball during her four-year career. Miller has one more season of softball this spring with the Panthers before she will play the sport at Ancilla College next year. Miller

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-PT041714 - lhs baseball.jpg Logan baseball wins at Taylor, moves to 4-1 Logansport's baseball team held off a late Taylor rally for a 13-9 win Wednesday in Kokomo. The Berries (4-1) were one out away from winning by 10-run rule in the fifth inning before the Titans (1-1) extended the game with two runs to make it a 13-4

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs, April 17 Logansport to honor Jennings on May 16 The Berry Boosters and Logansport High School are having a community celebration to honor and recognize the 2014 Indiana Miss Basketball, Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and Parade All-American Whitney Jenni

    April 17, 2014

  • SPT-PT041614 - Nate Champion.jpg Champion caps Le Moyne career with run to NCAA Tourney

    For Nate Champion reaching the NCAA Tournament was always a major goal at Division-II Le Moyne University. Champion and the Dolphins reached that goal this season during his senior year. Champion said that when he and 6-foot-11 big man Jim Janson ent

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, April 16 Lewis Cass senior point guard Maci Maupin will continue her basketball career at the next level.

    April 16, 2014

  • SPL - PT041614 - Tom Lindley column - Lindley column sig We're all still watching Wildcats' Calipari After winning a big case and accepting compliments from his fellow attorneys, the man thanked his colleagues and responded that he really would have liked to represent the opposition. “I think I could have won arguing their side, too,” he told them.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo