Pharos-Tribune

September 17, 2013

Sports briefs, Sept. 17


Pharos-Tribune

---- — Logan tops Pioneerin girls golf match

STAR CITY — Logansport edged Pioneer by five strokes, 186-191, in a girls golf match Monday at Pond View Golf Course. The teams played the front nine.

Three players shared medalist honors — the Berries’ Kristina Kniesly and Haley Lopez and Pioneer’s Mati DeWitt each shot a 43.

Alli Biggs (47) and Megan Farris (53) rounded out Logan’s team score.

“We are a 180-190 team generally, and we shot 186,” Logan coach Bob Bannon said. “Three in the 40s, and we could use another 40 something in the sectional on Friday.”

April Wheeldon was next for the Panthers with a 47, followed by Mikayla Griener (49) and Nicole Schroder (52).

Logan boys tennis team scores 5-0 win

Logansport’s boys tennis team blanked visiting Twin Lakes 5-0 Monday. The Berries improved to 9-2.

No. 1 singles player Bryan Zehner and No. 3 singles player Lucas Eastburn pitched 6-0, 6-0 shutouts. The No. 1 doubles team of Dustin Clements and Kaleb Overway scored a 6-0, 6-2 win and the No. 2 doubles team of Jared Cole and Zach Overway won 6-2, 6-0.

No. 2 singles player Matt Jennings won in three sets, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.

“Good night across the board,” Logansport coach Mike Montgomery said. “Solid play from one and three singles and one and two doubles. Good effort by both Jennings and Twin Lakes Justin Crabb at No. 2 singles.”

Winamac volley team sweeps North Judson

WINAMAC — Winamac beat visiting North Judson by a 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 score Monday night.

Ashley Eichelberger led Winamac with 12 kills, 12 digs and seven aces. Savanna Button had seven kills and four blocks. Taylor Jones set up 31 assists, Bethany Brogdon had 19 digs and Marlynn Martindale had nine kills.

Cueto solid in return;Reds top Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Johnny Cueto threw five scoreless innings in his return from the disabled list and Zack Cozart homered and drove in four runs to help the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.

Pitching for the first time since straining the muscle below his right shoulder on June 28, Cueto (5-2) allowed five hits and struck out five with one walk for the win.

Cincinnati moved five games ahead of Washington for second NL wild card.

Cozart got things going for the Reds with his two-run shot to left field in the second inning. He added a two-RBI single in the fourth.

Cashner fires 1-hitter; Padres cool off Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew Cashner carried a perfect game into the seventh inning and faced the minimum 27 batters in a one-hitter that sent San Diego Padres past the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Monday night.

Cashner (10-8) retired his first 18 batters before Jose Tabata grounded a clean single into right field leading off the seventh. Tabata was erased when Andrew McCutchen grounded into an inning-ending double play, and the right-hander cruised the rest of the way for his first complete game in 31 career starts.

Cashner struck out seven and did not walk a batter.

The Pirates lost for the second time in eight games after entering the day tied for first place in the NL Central with the St. Louis Cardinals, who played later at Colorado.