From Staff Reports
---- — 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 two runs in the first and one more in the third and were able to hold on despite being outhit 5-4 in the contest.
“We thought we turned a double play with one out but they called the runner safe at first which allowed them to score their third run,” Marschand said. “It turned out to be the winning run.”
Jake Wilburn, Ryan Bixler and Jake Miller each added a base hit for the Kings.
Kory Goodrich went the distance for the Vikings, allowing two runs on five hits.
“He threw a lot of strikes. We had five or six called third strikes and you can’t have that. You’ve got to be aggressive and guard the plate and swing the bat.”
As was the plan going in, the Kings used four different pitchers in the game. Dakota Hammond started and Josh Rankert took the loss in relief. Hunter Clark and John Hartley each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.
“Our guys threw strikes and we had plenty of chances to win. We just couldn’t get the key hit,” Marschand said.
Connor West had a single and double and Devon Goelz added a pair of singles for the Vikings’ four hits.
“We played against a 4A school, an NCC school, and we need to play those type of games to get better. We did compete and it could have went either way,” Marschand said. “Overall it showed we could compete with whoever.”
The Kings travel to Indianapolis Covenant Christian at 10 a.m. Saturday. They will later play Speedway that day.
Winamac 13, Oregon-Davis 0
Winamac scored 12 runs in the first inning to set the tone for the game.
Jeremy Bentle was the winning pitcher. Bentle and two other Warrior pitchers combined for a one-hit wonder.
Bentle also did it at the plate with a three-run homer and finished with four RBIs. Jack DeGroot added a double and two RBIs, and Dylan Hintz had two singles.
Rochester 10, Pioneer 1
The Panthers dropped a game at Rochester to fall to 1-3.
“We put the ball in play much better. Our top five really put the ball in play,” PHS coach Dick Farrer said.
Billy Swisher had a double for the Panthers. Tucker Waddups added an RBI single.
The Panthers allowed six earned runs for the contest.
“Again, our kids that are learning on the mound are pitching against the bigger schools during the week,” Farrer said.
Pioneer travels to West Central for a doubleheader Saturday.
Logansport 15, Taylor 0
Logansport’s Bailie Long and Emily Prentice combined on four-hit shutout as the Berries (2-3) snapped a two-game skid with an easy win at Taylor.
Lauren Pruitt led Logansport with a home run and an RBI. Kristie Flora added a single and double. Jennifer Kreighbaum and Chelsey Haskett each had two singles. Bailey Kelley and Mallory Rowe each had a double.
Logan travels to South Bend Clay Saturday and will also face Hammond Noll.
Twin Lakes 9, Pioneer 3
Pioneer’s Kayte Miller hit a three-run home run in Monticello, the 10th of her career.
But the Class A No. 8 Panthers weren’t able to hold on to an early 3-0 lead, as Twin Lakes struck for seven in the second inning.
Riley Morris added a double and single for Pioneer. Kennedy Nies and Ashley Miller each added a pair of singles.
Pioneer travels to North Miami Saturday and will also face Morgan Township.
Benton Central 7, Cass 3
Savanna Thompson, Alexa Humerickhouse and Logan Henry had the Kings’ lone three hits on the night in a loss Wednesday in Walton. Humerickhouse and Cheyenne Dittmaier each had an RBI.
Hailey Holt started on the mound and pitched four innings. She allowed three runs (none earned) on five hits and four walks with four strikeouts. Dittmaier pitched the final three innings, allowed four runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks with one strikeout.
The Kings committed seven costly errors in the game.
Winamac 103, Carroll 29
The Warriors were dominant in their win over the Cougars by winning 15 events, placing second in eight and third in 10.
Winamac coach Jeff Beach was very pleased with his team.
“It was a nice night with not a lot of wind, and the kids ran well,” said Beach. “Despite having 11 wins, we also have depth. It’s not just first place, but the guys getting second or thirds that are helping us out.”
Zach Markley was a quadruple winner for the Warriors (8-0). Kyle Collins and Brandon DeGroot were triple winners, and Bill Williamson and Zen Zupin were double winners. Markley won in the 200-meter dash (:24.03), 400 (:53.3) and high jump (5-8). Collins was tops in the 800 run (2:06) and 1,600 run (4:50). DeGroot took first in the 110 hurdles (:17.5) and long jump (18-4). Williamson won the pole vault (12-0). Zupin took first in the 300 hurdles (:42.6). Other winners were Collin McGee (shot put, 41-10) and Dalton Button (discus, 129-6).
Zupin and Collins joined Derek Dotlich and Brayden Tankersly in winning the 4x800 relay (9:24). In the 4x100 relay, DeGroot joined Parker Fox, Shorter and O’Donnel in winning (:46.5), and Pugh, Williamson, Zupin and Markley was tops in the 4x400 relay (3:36).
Winamac 78, Carroll 54
Missy Bailey and Claire Collins were each quadruple winners, and Claire Collins and Morgan Ball were double winners for Winamac. Bailey was tops in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and pole vault. Collins took first in the 1,600 run, 800 run and 3,200 run.
Collins joined Sara Bailey, Dagny Zupin and Jaydyn Scott in winning the 4x800 run, and Missy Bailey was teamed with Sara Bailey, Ball and Steph Shorter to win the 4x400.
Shorter took first in the 400 dash. Ball came in first in the 200 dash.