From staff reports
---- — 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.
The Berries scored three in the fifth to take a 6-1 lead. Kyle Jordan started the rally with a two-out single. Angelo Scagnoli followed with a singe and the runners moved up a base on a wild pitch. Travis Palmer had an RBI infield single and Cooper Kinnaman cleared the bases with a two-run double.
The Braves loaded the bases in the fifth with no outs and scored a run on a passed ball to make it a 6-2 game. But Carter Jones averted further damage by getting back-to-back strikeouts and a comebacker for the third out.
Dustin Clements added an RBI sac fly in the sixth for the Berries.
The Berries had two double plays in the game. Palmer threw out a runner at third from center on a fly ball in the first. Clements made a diving catch on a liner at third and touched the bag for the final out of the fourth.
Will Feller, Cade Dennis and Lamble pitched two innings apiece for the Braves, who begin Mid-Indiana Conference play today against Northwestern.
The Berries travel to Rochester today. They then open North Central Conference play with two games at Anderson on Saturday.
Cass 7, Pioneer 1
John Hartley pitched a no-hitter as the Kings improved to 7-3 on the season.
Hartley allowed one run. He struck out six and walked none.
Offensively, Cass scored three runs in the first inning, three more in the second inning and added a run in the sixth. Pioneer scored its only run in the fourth.
Jake Wilburn led Cass with a single and double, Kyle Dwiggins added two singles and Conner Zeck had a double.
Caston 7, Cl. Prairie 3
The Comets (3-8) scored seven runs in the fourth inning to erase a 1-0 deficit and take control.
Trey Young was the winning pitcher. He allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits, while striking out five.
Jake Kingery led Caston at the plate with two singles and a run scored. Galen Rentschler and John Martin each added a single and an RBI.
“We got an outstanding pitching performance from Young,” Caston coach Blake Mollenkopf said. “We asked him to bounce back from Friday night start on a short rest and he did with his best outing of the year. He threw strikes and allowed no walks on a windy, cold night. We were solid on defensively, adjusting to the wind.”
N. Judson 9, Winamac 3
Winamac (4-8) dropped its sixth straight game.
The Warriors’ offense sputtered with only three hits. Devin Kistler led with two doubles and two RBI. Maverick Schultz added a single.
Jack DeGroot was the losing pitcher. He allowed five runs on three hits with one strikeout in 4 1/3 innings. Jeremy Bentle pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief, allowing four runs on six hits.
Logansport 6, Peru 1
Holding a 1-0 lead, Logansport scored five more runs in the top of the sixth inning to gain some breathing room.
Bailey Kelley led Logansport with two singles. Kristie Flora (triple) and Jennifer Kreighbaum (double) added an extra-base hit apiece. Abbi Zartman, Emily Prentice, Kennedy Curl and Lauren Pruitt each had a single, and Flora and Curl each had an RBI.
Prentice (3-4) was the winning pitcher. She allowed one run on six hits and five walks with three strike outs.
Winamac 13, North White 3, 5 innings
Winamac’s bats came alive in the Midwest Conference game with four runs in both the first and third innings, and single runs in the second and fourth innings. The final three runs were scored in the bottom of the fifth inning for the 13-3 win, which ended on a 10-run rule.
Bethany Brogdon led the Warriors (5-4, 3-1 MWC) with two singles and three RBI. Brooke Daugherty added two singles and two RBI, and Stephanie Crist contributed a double and an RBI.
Brogdon (4-4) was the winning pitcher. She allowed no runs on one walk with six strikeouts in four innings. Mackenzie Howard pitched an inning in relief allowing three earned runs and one walk. She struck out two. Between the two of them, North White had four hits.
Caston 12, West Central 0, 5 innings
Tori Rentschler pitched a one-hit shutout in Class A No. 9-ranked Caston’s Midwest Conference win.
Rentschler struck out nine and walked one.
The Comets came alive on offense as well with three runs in the first and second innings, four runs in the third and two runs in the fourth.
Tori Rentschler, Tierney Rentschler, Madison Taylor, Hope Weaver, Adrienne Frye and Marli Leazenby each had singles in leading Caston. Taylor came up with three RBI. Tori Rentschler and Frye had two RBI apiece.
Pioneer 10, Tri-County 0,5 innings
Pioneer’s Katie Bingaman pitched a one-hitter in the Midwest Conference win. She struck out 10.
Kennedy Nies led the Panthers with a single, triple and two RBI. Kayte Miller added two singles. Riley Morris had an RBI triple. Katie Bingaman added an RBI double, and Megan Smith, Ashley Miller and Emily Powell each had a single. Smith also scored two runs.
“It was a solid conference win for us,” coach John Bingaman said. “We got solid pitching performance and solid defense. Plus, we are hitting the ball well the second time through.”
Culver Military 159, Logansport 170
The Berries dropped their third straight dual match. Deion Rennewanz led Logansport with a score of 40, followed by Kennedy Achey (41), Bryan Worthington (43) and Will Harvey (46).
Logansport 73.5, Cass 68.5
Both Logansport and Cass came out winning eight events apiece. The Berries dominated in field events in winning four of the five events.
“The girls did a good job [Monday] in not-so-good weather,” Logansport coach Randy Kuhn said. “Cass has some good runners and coach [Grace] Scott does a great job. I think both of us were trying to rest some injured kids, and we just happened to come out on top. Now add Pioneer and Caston into the mix and it should be a good meet at the Cass County meet this Saturday.”
Individually for the Berries, Jen Crafford won the 1,600 run and high jump, Ashley Spear won the 200 dash, Amber Hart took first in the 300 hurdles, Cheyanne Camp won shot put, Haley Lopez won discus and Emily Pomasl took first in pole vault.
Crafford teamed with Maddi Zartman, Kourtney True and Megan Martin to win the 4x800 relay.
Cass was strong in the running events with seven wins in 11 events.
“It is always great to run with coach Kuhn’s Lady Berries,” Scott said. “We have a friendly rivalry and we are definitely looking forward to the county meet on Saturday. I tried to be conservative and smart with how the girls ran [Monday] because we are preparing for three more meets this week. We had some younger girls step up and score points, and run their personal bests. I am very proud of their efforts.”
Individually for Cass, Kelsey Smith won the 100 dash, Brooke Langley was tops in the 100 hurdles, Claire Crum took first in the 400 run, Haley Johnson won the 800 run, Maci Maupin won long jump and Gabi Carney won the 3,200 run.
Smith, Crum, Langley and Maupin teamed to win the 4x100 relay. Johnson joined Smith, Langley and Karli DeHaven in winning the 4x400 relay.