Pharos-Tribune

Homepage

May 16, 2014

Friday roundup: HN shuts out Logan baseball; Pioneer softball rolls

Logansport’s baseball team continued its offensive struggles against Huntington North on Friday in a 2-0 loss in Huntington.

The first-place Vikings improved to 16-4 and 5-1 in the North Central Conference. The Berries dropped to 14-8 and 2-5.

Much like the 17-inning contest the night before, the pitching once again dominated for the most part.

Clayton Frye allowed just two first-inning runs but had to take the loss. He had a balk in the inning and Mitch Hughes and Walker Spahr followed with two-out RBI base hits that made up the difference of the game.

Frye allowed the two runs on six hits and one walk in a complete-game effort, striking out four.

Kory Goodrich, who pitched two shutout innings in Thursday’s marathon game, followed that up with seven more shutout innings Friday. He held the Berries to just three hits and one walk while striking out seven.

Marcus Record went 2-for-3 to lead Logan at the plate. Kyle Jordan added a base hit.

The Berries’ best chance came in the sixth when Record singled, Frye drew a walk and both players moved up a base with two outs. But Goodrich recorded a strikeout to end the threat.

The Berries were one of the highest scoring teams in the state through the first half of the season but slumped in the two losses against the Vikings.

“I just think our kids are tired. They’re mentally tired,” Logan coach Jim Turner said. “We’re in one of those lulls that seems to come at an inopportune time every year for us.

“It’s a group that’s so intense. If we’re going to meet for a half hour they’ll go for two hours. They overdo everything. You reach a point where you press so hard, you try so hard.  ... I think they could use a couple days off.”

The Berries again didn’t have much luck against the Vikings. They challenged the defense and the Vikings made the plays. In particular, shortstop Derek Snyder’s defense impressed.

“Six of the first nine outs were to him. Their shortstop wore us out. He was really good,” Turner said. “Both days were good baseball games. When you play teams that are good a lot of times it comes down to a timely hit here or there.”

The good news for the Berries is that their pitching seems to be coming around down the stretch of the season.

“Clayton pitched a really good ballgame. He only threw 60 pitches,” Turner said.

Frye tried to pick off Devon Goelz after a one-out single in the first but balked. “He started to lean to throw home and saw the guy take off late,” Turner said.

The Berries travel to Marion on Tuesday.

Softball

Pioneer 14, Culver Academy 0, 5 innings


The Panthers’ Katie Bingaman pitched a one-hit shutout. Bingaman allowed no runs on one hit and two walks, while striking out eight in five innings.

Sadie Layman led Pioneer (16-7) with a triple, double and four RBIs. Riley Morris added two doubles. Katie Bingaman came up with a single, double and two RBIs. Kennedy Nies hit a single and double. Emily Powell also had a single. Kayte Miller had two sacrifice flies that brought in three RBIs, and Megan Smith and April Wheeldon each scored three runs.

“We got a good pitching performance, and we hit the ball well,” Pioneer coach John Bingaman said.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

Local Sports

Obituaries
Community happenings
Business
Opinion

Multimedia
Dairy show.jpg

In this photo taken Friday, July 11, 2014, Bentley Oglesbee isn't sure he wants anything to do with the "Peanut" during Dairy judging at the Cass Co. 4-H Fair in Logansport. (AP Photo/Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Steve Summers)

Entertainment

The latest news
Poll

Should grocery and convenience stores be allowed to sell cold beer?

Yes
No
Unsure
     View Results
Local printing
Pharos-Tribune staff twitter
Facebook
Reader photos


Photos submitted by readers of the Pharos-Tribune.

Only on our website
Featured Ads
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
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.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide