Logansport held off a late charge by Winamac in order to win 7-6 in softball action Thursday.
The Berries led 7-5 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Winamac scored a run and had runners on second and third before the Berries got the third out for the win, which was a fly out to left field.
Logansport scored three runs in the first three innings, added three runs in the fifth and a run in the sixth.
“We got a lot of bunts down and moved runners and a couple of squeeze bunts as well,” Logansport coach Jim Bacon said.
Emily Prentice led the Berries with two doubles, two singles and one RBI. Abbi Zartman came up with two singles and one RBI. Mallory Rowe added a single and double with two RBIs. Kennedy Curl also had a single and double.
Prentice was the winning pitcher. She allowed six runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts.
“[Prentice] had a good night on the mound and a real good night at the plate,” Bacon added. “She gave up two home runs, and those three runs in the sixth inning were all unearned.”
Offensively, Winamac was led by Chantel Heinsen with a solo home run in the first and a double with an RBI. Bethany Brogdon also belted a solo home run in the fourth and an RBI. Gabby Behny had the big blow with a bases loaded triple, scoring three runs in the sixth inning, and Courtney Seymour added a double and RBI.
Brogdon was the losing pitcher. She allowed five earned runs on seven hits and one walk with four strikeouts. Kallie Rasmussen pitched the final two innings, allowing one run on three hits and one walk, striking out two.
Caston 22, Culver 0
Tori Rentschler pitched a two-hit shut out as Class A, No. 9-ranked Caston won going away. The sophomore pitcher allowed no runs on two hits, one walk while striking out eight in five innings.