From Staff Reports
---- — 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.
Offensively, the Comets had 25 base runners to go with its 22 runs, which all were scored in the first two innings.
Cat Diveley led Caston with a triple, single and three RBIs. Tori Rentschler added two singles and two RBIs. Bailee Cook and Marli Leazenby each had two singles, and Tierney Rentschler added a double.
Cass 8, Taylor 1
Cass (5-7, 1-1 MIC) got its first win in the Mid-Indiana Conference. The Kings had 11 hits to go along with its eight runs.
Kassi Zeck led Cass with a single, two doubles and two RBIs. Ashton McClain added two singles. Logan Henry came up with a double, triple and four RBIs. Emily Glassburn had a single and two RBIs. Savanna Thompson, Alexa Humerickhouse and Miranda Cunningham each had a single.
Thompson was the winning pitcher. She allowed one earned run on nine hits and walked one with one strikeout.
The Kings opened MIC play with a 13-8 loss to Hamilton Heights Wednesday.
Thompson led the Kings going 2-for-4 with a double and RBI. Kassi Zeck also went 2-for-4. Meghan Hall, Ashton McClain, Hailey Holt, Emily Galloway and Cheyenne Dittmaier all had one hit apiece. Dittmaier had a double with one RBI. Holt had a home run with two RBIs.
Dittmaier took the loss giving up 10 hits, walking nine, striking out eight and giving up 13 runs, 10 of which were earned. The Lady Kings committed five errors.
N. Miami 14, Winamac 3
Winamac’s (4-9) woes continue in losing its seventh straight game.
In the battle of the Warriors, North Miami pounded out 10 hits with five of them being home runs.
Winamac’s offense stalled with a total of seven hits. Levi Schultz and Kameron Cooper each had a double in leading Winamac. Maverick Schultz added an RBI single.
Dylan Hintz was the losing pitcher. Hintz allowed eight earned runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. Brent Evans came on in relief and allowed three earned runs on three hits in 2 2/3 innings.
Northfield 16, Caston 1
Galen Rentschler hit a solo home run for Caston’s only run. It was also one of three hits for the Comets.
Pioneer 80.5, Cass 56,N. Miami 18.5
Maddie Kiser was a quadruple winner. Sarah Dorris was a triple winner. Mati DeWitt and Bailey Storey were double winners. Kiser was tops in the 100 dash (:12.9), 200 dash (:28.3) and 400 run (1:01.9). Dorris won the 800 run (2;34) and 100 hurdles (:18.7). DeWitt took first in the discus (113-5.5) and shot put (30-9.5). Storey was first in the 300 hurdles (:55.0).
Maddie Boucher was joined by Dorris, Storey and Kiser to win the 1,600 relay.
For Cass, Claire Crum was a double winner. She won the 1,600 (5:53) and was joined by Maci Maupin, Brooke Langley and Kelsey Smith in winning the 4x100 relay.
Tori Powell won the high jump and Haley Johnson was tops in the 3,200 run.
“We got a good look at Pioneer’s Panthers,” Cass coach Grace Scott said. “Saturday’s county meet should be very close and competitive. I’m looking forward to some great races from my girls. We tried to run things conservatively tonight, and I hope that plays off for us.”
Pioneer 81, Cass 56,N. Miami 19
Blake Johnson, Drew Benesh and Dylan Bice were double winners for Pioneer. Johnson won the long jump (18-8) and high jump (5-10). Benesh was tops in 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles (:45.5). Bice came out on top in the 1,600 run (5:00) and 800 (2:130. Tyler Shaw won the shot put (43-8), Justin Mersch won the 100 (:11.5).