From staff reports
---- — Katie Bingaman pitched a five-hit shutout as the Class A No. 11-ranked Pioneer softball team defeated Maconaquah 2-0 Monday.
Bingaman struck out 10 and walked just one.
“We got outstanding pitching and great defense,” Pioneer coach John Bingaman said.
Ashley Miller and Kennedy Nies drove in the Panthers’ runs. Miller had an RBI double and Nies had an RBI single.
Megan Smith and Kayte Miller each added a double.
“Offensively, we struggled,” John Bingaman said. “We scored 25 runs over the weekend and we only scored two [Monday]. We hit a lot of pop-ups, which the defense can get under. We need to hit the ball with more authority. Maconaquah is getting better, but they still have a long way to go.”
Caston 3, Frontier 2
Class A No. 9-ranked Caston defeated Class A No. 10-ranked Frontier 3-2 in Midwest Conference action. It’s the Comets’ first victory over the Falcons in softball.
The Falcons led 2-1 going into the sixth inning, when the Comets scored the tying run. Caston then went ahead in the top of the seventh inning to lead 3-2, which turned out to be the final score.
Marli Leazenby led Caston with a triple. Cat Diveley, Madison Taylor, Tierney Rentschler and Katie Henry each added a single.
Tori Rentschler was the winning pitcher. She allowed two runs on three hits with eight strikeouts.
Logansport 11, Lafayette Jeff 1, 5 innings
The Berries took care of the Bronchos with two runs in the first, six runs in the second, two runs in the fourth and one run in the fifth. Jeff’s only run came in the second inning.
Emily Prentice led Logansport with two doubles, two singles and four RBI. Mallory Rowe had a home run and three RBI. Kennedy Curl added two singles and one RBI. Bailey Kelley had a double and two RBI.
Bailey Long was the winning pitcher. She allowed one earned run on five hits and three walks, while striking out three.
Winamac 10, North Judson 0, 5 innings
Bethany Brogdon pitched a two-hit shutout as Winamac improved to 9-6 overall.
Brogdon (7-5) struck out a dozen and issued just two walks.
The Warriors had seven hits — four of them were home runs.
Brogdon hit two home runs. She had a solo shot in the second inning and a two-run tater in the fourth. Chantel Heinsen added a three-run homer in the second, and Macy Bischoff had a two-run shot in the fifth.
“Kids are hitting with a lot of power right now, and that is good to see,” Winamac coach Jennifer Belcher said.
• Winamac split with Knox on Saturday. The Warriors won the first game 10-4, but lost the second game 18-10. In the opener, Heinsen had two home runs, a single and five RBI. Brogdon added a homer, two singles and two RBI. Courtney Seymour had a double and Bischoff and Gabby Behny each had two singles and an RBI. Brogdon was the winning pitcher.
In game two, Bischoff had two homer and four RBI. Brogdon had a homer and two RBI. Seymour contributed a single, double and RBI. Kallie Rassmussen had a double and single and Brooke Daugherty added two singles. Rasmussen was the losing pitcher.
Peru 9, Pioneer 4
The Panthers (6-9) had nine hits in the loss. Carter Ulrich and Tucker Waddups each had two singles and an RBI. Austin Harmon and Chad Clifford also had two singles.
North White 8, Winamac 1
Winamac’s offense was put on hold with only five hits. The Warriors (4-11) were led by Jeremy Bentle and Brent Evans, each having a double.
Jack DeGroot was the losing pitcher. DeGroot allowed four earned runs with two strikeouts in four innings. Bentle allowed two earned runs on three walks and two strikeouts in three innings.
• Winamac lost to North White 7-6 on Friday. The Warriors were up 6-4 going into the bottom of the seventh inning before allowing the Vikings to score three unearned runs. J.T. Garnett was the losing pitcher.
Peru 166, Cass 182
Cass’ Jacob Martin was medalist with shooting an even-par 36 on Logan Golf Club’s back nine, followed by Blake Clark and John Harlin each shooting 48, and Derek Dittifield added 50.
Isaac Badry led Peru with a 39. Cameron Smith was next with a 41, followed by Austin Finickle (42) and Kyle Emelio (44).