May 9, 2014

Berries top Devils, Bronchos

Logan tennis drops match to Marion; Cass blanks Western

From Staff Reports

---- — Co-medalists Will Harvey and Matt Beeman each shot 4-over 38 in leading Logansport to victories over West Lafayette and Lafayette Jeff in boys golf at Dykeman Park on Thursday.

The Berries shot 162, followed by West Lafayette (166) and Lafayette Jeff (180).

Kennedy Achey was next for Logansport, shooting (42), followed by Bryan Worthington and Deion Rennewanz each shooting 44.

“We played well today,” Logansport coach Pete Lundy said. “Our practices this week have been focused and it showed. I’ve stressed situational golf this week, and our guys are playing a lot smarter.”

The Berries compete at the Lafayette Jeff Invite at Coyote Crossing on Saturday.

Girls tennis

Marion 4, Logan 1

No. 22-ranked Marion improved to 5-0 in the North Central Conference and secured at least a share of its second straight league title.

Whitney Jennings got the lone point of the night for the Berries at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Sasha Clickfield.

Jennings improved to 3-1 against Glickfield during her career and has won the last three meetings.

“We’ve had some really good battles over the years,” said Jennings, who improved to 13-0 on the year. “I was just really focused today and I could tell I was getting her a little frustrated so it kind of just worked in my favor.”

The Berries (10-3, 2-1 NCC) changed up their lineup, moving their other two singles players to No. 1 doubles and their usually top doubles team to No. 2, and it almost worked.

Brooke Bullard and Abby Geer lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, and Karli Armstrong and Christine Shepler lost 0-6, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

“We gave it our best shot,” Logan coach Kelly Bullard said. “We mixed our lineup a little bit and thought we could try to get the doubles spots. Their 1, 2 and 3 singles are the same from last year and Whitney was the only one that won last year, and they stayed the same and we’re moving up a spot.

“There were a lot of close games and we started ahead in each set. It was a great match. They’re really a great team with hardly any seniors.”

Kayleigh Dance lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles, and Rachel Sims lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3.

Logan hosts Richmond and Muncie Central Saturday.

Cass 5, Western 0

Cass (5-3) improved to 3-1 in the Mid-Indiana Conference with a shutout of Western.

The Kings’ No. 1 singles player Gabi Hartley won 6-2, 6-1 and the No. 2 singles player Ivette Prado was solid with a 6-3, 6-0 decision.

“Hartley and Prado at No. 1 and No. 2 singles had solid wins,” Cass coach Stu Engle said. “They did not let the wind gusts control them.”

The Kings’ No. 3 singles player Bailey Gremelspacher was leading 3-0 before Western’s Baylee Harbaugh withdrew from the match.

Cass’ No. 1 doubles team of Kirsten Carbaugh and Khyla Wilson were 6-1, 6-0 winners, and the No. 2 doubles team of Sabrina Morgan and Ali Hartley were 6-2, 7-5 winners.


Pioneer 16, S. Newton 4

Pioneer (11-6, 3-1 Midwest Conference) scored nine runs in the first inning in a five-inning win in Royal Center.

“We got off to a good start, but we took the foot off the accelerator until the fourth and fifth innings,” Pioneer coach John Bingaman said. “We have to play hard to play Pioneer softball. No matter what the score is or who the opponent is.”

Katie Bingaman led Pioneer with two doubles and three RBIs. Megan Smith added two singles and three runs scored. Kayte Miller added an RBI double and three runs scored. Shania Wolf hit a solo home run, and Emily Powell had a two run single. Riley Morris and Ashley Miller each added a single.

Carroll 4, Winamac 2

Carroll (9-7) scored two runs in the first six innings before Winamac’s (10-7) Courtney Seymour hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth. The Cougars added two more runs in the top of the seventh inning, and the Warriors countered when Bethany Brogdon hit a double and scored on an RBI single by Gabby Behny.

Brogdon was the losing pitcher. She pitched the full seven innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk, while striking out eight.

“It was a pitcher’s duel,” Winamac coach Jennifer Belcher said. “Two pitchers battled hard. Even though we lost the game, it will be a game that we will learn from.”


Rochester 17, Winamac 12

Winamac’s (4-13) offense finally came alive, but it was the pitching that suffered for the loss.

J.T. Garnett led the Warriors with three singles and five RBIs. Levi Schultz came up with a home run, single and two RBIs. Jack DeGroot added three singles and two RBIs, and Lane Button contributed with three doubles.

Winamac outhit Rochester 15 to 11, but the Warriors pitchers lost control of their pitches.

“We had conference games on Saturday, and we pitched our four, five or six guys,” Winamac coach Don Howe said. “We walked 12 guys. We finally hit the ball good, and that’s what we been bad at for the last seven or eight games.”

Brent Evans was the losing pitcher. Evans pitched the first four innings, allowing seven earned runs and seven walks.

Girls track

Miami County meet

Cass placed second in the Miami County 4-way meet. Kelsey Smith was a triple winner and Claire Crum was a double winner for the Kings.

Smith set a new school record in the 200-meter dash (:25.85) and also won the 100 (:12.25). Crum took first in the 400. Smith and Crum teamed up with Maci Maupin and Karli DeHaven in winning the 4x400 relay.

“I’m so proud of Kelsey Smith,” Cass coach Grace Scott said. “She is running so strong and had an amazing night.”