Pharos-Tribune

Local Sports

May 6, 2013

Rowe carries Caston baseball to sweep of Pioneer

Senior fires no-hitter, hits GW home run in 7th inning.

Caston’s Caleb Rowe was a tour de force against arch-rival Pioneer on Monday.

The senior right-hander fired a no-hitter and also hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to individually deliver a 2-0 win in the second game of a double-header.

“It was a good day to be a Rowe,” Caston coach Blake Mollenkopf said.

The Comets completed an 8-6 win over the Panthers earlier in the night in a game that was postponed from Friday.

The Class A No. 9 Comets (12-5) are 8-2 in Midwest Conference play heading into Saturday’s twinbill against undefeated an No. 1-ranked Frontier (10-0 MWC). They host North Miami tonight in a non-conference game.

With a no-hitter going on the mound, Rowe blasted a two-run home run to left center in the top of the seventh to give him all the run support he would need.

Alex Howdeshell opened the seventh with a pinch-hit double.

Rowe walked two and fanned five. The Comets committed one error behind him.

“I thought he did a great job,” Mollenkopf said. “He was getting ahead of the hitters and challenging the hitters. He only had five strikeouts, but he threw to contact. Credit our guys for making the defensive plays.”

Rowe isn’t the only member of his family that has no-hit Pioneer. His older brother Elliott Rowe did back in his playing days. Elliot went on to pitch for four years at Bethel, graduating in 2012. He was in attendance for his younger brother’s no-no on Monday, according to Mollenkopf.

“I told Caleb he one-upped Elliot by hitting a home run to win with his no-hitter,” Mollenkopf said. “It was neat that Elliott was there to watch him throw it. It was a neat moment for their family. They’re a great family, he’s a great kid. I’m happy for him.”

Caleb Rowe went 7-for-8 with a home run, two doubles and five RBIs in the sweep of Pioneer.

“He’s been really locked in,” Mollenkopf said. “He’s a very intelligent kid who’s going to enroll at Purdue. He’s done a really nice job. He started off really well at the plate, hit a little dry spell and now he went 7-for-8 in a doubleheader. He’s really turned it on. It helps when your leadoff hitter is always on base.”

Pioneer freshman Tucker Waddups took the tough-luck loss in game two. The right-hander allowed the two runs on seven hits, striking out 10.

“Waddups threw really well,” Mollenkopf said. “He did a nice job of keeping us off balance. He mixed in the fastball to the inner half of the plate. It was a good pitcher’s duel.”

The Comets struck for eight runs in the top of the first inning on Friday night and didn’t score again until Caleb Rowe’s blast in the bottom of the seventh inning on Monday.

“We had a lot of runners in scoring position over about 14 inning where we didn’t come up with the big hit,” Mollenkopf said. “It takes just one. Baseball is won on pitching and defense, which works out when you’re kind of grinding at the plate.”

Corey Moss completed his complete-game win on Monday in the opener. He allowed six runs on nine hits and three walks, striking out four.

Deven Smith completed the game as well for the Panthers (5-10-1, 5-5 MWC). He allowed eight runs, all in the first inning on Friday, on 12 hits and six walks, striking out six in seven innings of work.

Caleb Rowe went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI for the Comets. Caleb Baldwin and Jake Howdeshell each went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Waddups went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for the Panthers. Smith went 2-for-2 with an RBI, and Grandstaff went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Pioneer travels to Rossville on Thursday.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • SPT-PT041814 LHS Tennis.jpg Logan tops Lewis Cass in early season tennis match Logansport's girls tennis team defeated rival Lewis Cass 4-1 Thursday in Walton. The Berries improved to 2-1 on the young season while the Kings dropped to 0-1. Whitney Jennings defeated Gabi Hartley 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Brooke Bullard defeated

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • No. 7 Lewis Cass baseball falls at HN, 3-2 Lewis Cass' baseball team suffered its first setback of the season with a 3-2 loss at Huntington North on Thursday. Kyle Dwiggins hit a two-run home run for the Class 2A No. 7 Kings (3-1) in the fourth inning. He later doubled. But the Vikings scored

    April 18, 2014

  • SPT-PT041714 - phs AOW Kayte Miller.jpg Miller looking for one more big season for the Panthers Pioneer senior Kayte Miller has enjoyed a lot of success in volleyball and softball during her four-year career. Miller has one more season of softball this spring with the Panthers before she will play the sport at Ancilla College next year. Miller

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-PT041714 - lhs baseball.jpg Logan baseball wins at Taylor, moves to 4-1 Logansport's baseball team held off a late Taylor rally for a 13-9 win Wednesday in Kokomo. The Berries (4-1) were one out away from winning by 10-run rule in the fifth inning before the Titans (1-1) extended the game with two runs to make it a 13-4

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs, April 17 Logansport to honor Jennings on May 16 The Berry Boosters and Logansport High School are having a community celebration to honor and recognize the 2014 Indiana Miss Basketball, Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and Parade All-American Whitney Jenni

    April 17, 2014

  • SPT-PT041614 - Nate Champion.jpg Champion caps Le Moyne career with run to NCAA Tourney

    For Nate Champion reaching the NCAA Tournament was always a major goal at Division-II Le Moyne University. Champion and the Dolphins reached that goal this season during his senior year. Champion said that when he and 6-foot-11 big man Jim Janson ent

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, April 16 Lewis Cass senior point guard Maci Maupin will continue her basketball career at the next level.

    April 16, 2014

  • SPL - PT041614 - Tom Lindley column - Lindley column sig We're all still watching Wildcats' Calipari After winning a big case and accepting compliments from his fellow attorneys, the man thanked his colleagues and responded that he really would have liked to represent the opposition. “I think I could have won arguing their side, too,” he told them.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Logan AD Fisher to retire Logansport athletic director Greg Fisher’s retirement request was approved by the Logansport Community School Corporation school board Monday.

    April 15, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Tuesday, April 15 Monday's inclement weather meant led to postponements of scheduled sporting events.

    April 15, 2014

Featured Ads
More pharostribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners Obama Greets Wounded Warriors Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
Poll

Should e-cigarette marketing be regulated like tobacco?

Yes
No
Unsure
     View Results
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.