Logansport’s softball team shook off a slow start to defeat Northwestern 7-3 Monday at Kokomo.
The Berries (15-7) trailed 1-0 before scoring three runs in the third inning. Northwestern scored two runs in the bottom of the third to tie it at 3-3.
Logansport re-took the lead in the fifth 4-3, and the scored three more runs in the seventh for the 7-3 final.
“We played a very good team. I think Northwestern’s record is 15-5,” Logansport coach Jim Bacon said. “We put the ball in play and we scored the three runs on squeeze bunts.”
Kristie Flora led Logansport with two singles and two RBI. Bailey Kelley and Lauren Pruitt each had two singles. Pruitt also had an RBI. Emily Prentice contributed a double and an RBI, and Abbi Zartman and Jennifer Kreighbaum each had a single.
Bailie Long (9-3) was the winning pitcher. She allowed three unearned runs on three hits and two walks, while striking out eight.
“Long did an excellent job of hitting the corners,” Bacon added. “She was also moving the ball up and down.”
Pioneer 10, North White 0,5 innings
Katie Bingaman pitched a five-hitter for the Panthers (14-7, 4-1 Midwest Conference). She struck out six and walked none.
April Wheeldon led Pioneer at the plate with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. Riley Morris hit a solo home rum. Katie Bingaman and Emily Powell had RBI singles and Kayte Miller scored two runs.
“We were opportunistic in taking advantage of their mistakes and walks,” said Pioneer coach John Bingaman on getting four hits. “We played solid defensively with no walks and no errors.”
• Pioneer’s next game will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Argos. This is a make-up game.
Cass 4, Oak Hill 3
Alexa Humerickhouse led Cass with a double and RBI. Cheyenne Dittmaier and Hailey Holt each added a single and an RBI. Meghan Hall, Logan Henry and Kassi Zeck each had a single.