Carter Jones pitched six strong innings in his varsity debut in the Logansport’s baseball team’s 7-2 win over Maconaquah on Monday at Jim Turner Field.
The Berries, who are ranked 23rd in Class 4A by the Prep Baseball Report this week, improved to 10-2, while the Braves dropped to 7-4.
Jones (1-0), a junior left-hander, allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and four walks, striking out four.
“He hadn’t had any varsity innings. I had to send him to a JV game to get him sharp because he hadn’t had a chance to pitch,” Logan coach Jim Turner told WSAL in a postgame interview. “He hadn’t had a whole lot of mound time so he needed that. He did a nice job, really battled out of one jam I thought was really key. He has a few things to work on, but we’re real pleased.”
Xavier Luna also made his varsity debut on the mound for the Berries, and the junior right-hander allowed just one hit in a scoreless seventh frame.
“Xavier came in there and threw the ball hard. It was good those guys finally got an opportunity,” Turner said.
Nine different Berries had at least one hit in the contest as they finished with 11 hits. Marcus Record and Travis Palmer had two hits apiece.
The Berries scored a pair of unearned runs in the first inning. Chris Jones walked and later scored on an error. Clayton Frye singled and later scored on a passed ball to make it 2-0.
The Berries added a run in the third on an infield RBI single by Record. The Braves averted further damage when they turned a 4-6-3 double play with the bases loaded on a hard hit ball by Frye.
The Braves cut the lead to 3-1 on an RBI double by Taylor Lamble in the fourth.