Logansport’s baseball team opened its North Central Conference slate with a sweep of Anderson Friday night on the road. The Berries won by scores 5-0 and 5-3 and moved their win streak up to nine.
The doubleheader was originally scheduled for Saturday but was moved to Friday because of weather forecasts.
Clayton Frye (3-2) tossed a five-hit shutout in the opener for the Berries (11-5, 2-0 NCC). The sophomore left-hander struck out six, walked two and hit a batter.
The Berries pounded out 10 hits against Anderson hurlers Curtis Wilson and Ethan Duncan. Cory Rozzi had two hits and three RBIs to lead the way. Jake Slusher had two hits including a double and two runs scored. Matt Turner and Dustin Clements each had two hits and a run scored.
Logan fell behind 3-0 in the top of the first inning of game two before clawing back for the victory. Cody Graf (2-0) got the win in relief. He pitched three scoreless innings, allowing two hits while striking out five. Connor Looker got the start and allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits, a walk and a hit batsmen in four innings pitched.
Logan plated a run in the fourth inning on a sac fly by Joe Loposser to make it 3-1. Austin Johanning and Frye both singled to start the rally, Logan’s first two hits against sophomore right-hander Jerred Quartier.
The Berries then got to Quartier and the Indians in a four-run fifth inning. Clements reached on an infield single and Slusher drew a walk to start the rally. Johanning followed with an RBI single to make it 3-2. Rozzi tied the game with an RBI single, his fourth RBI of the night. Frye followed with a go-ahead two-run single up the middle off reliever Duncan.
Logan hosts Kokomo Tuesday.
Cass 5, Frontier 3
The Kings improved to 10-3 on the season with the win over Class A No. 3 Frontier in Walton.
Freshman right-hander Jake Wilburn got the win on the mound. He held the Falcons to three runs on two hits in 6 2/3 innings. Andrew Daggett recorded a one-out save.
“The pitching performance that Jake Wilburn put together, especially for a freshman, two-hitting a Frontier team that has won 10 games is pretty outstanding,” Cass coach Greg Marschand said. “We’re looking for great things from Jake Wilburn in the years ahead.”
Blake Cain had a triple and two singles to lead Cass at the plate. Jake Williams had a double. Cass outhit Frontier 8-2 for the contest.
The Kings travel to Western on Tuesday.
Winamac 5, N. White 3
The Warriors moved to 2-5 in Midwest Conference play with the win at North White.
Bryan McKinney got the complete-game win, holding the Vikings to three runs on five hits and two walks, striking out four.
Kyle Krohn hit a solo home run in the second inning to start the scoring for the Warriors and finished with two hits. Levi Schultz had two hits and two RBIs and Zach Shidler and Keagan Kasten each added two hits.
“We needed someone to step up and pull us out of our slide, and it’s fitting that two seniors did,” Winamac coach Mark Hendryx said. “McKinney threw really well and Krohn hit a home run in the second to get our motor started. Hopefully we’ll get back on track.”
Winamac hosts North White on Monday.
Winamac 12, S. Newton 0, 5 innings
Bethany Brogdon pitched a one-hit shutout, striking out eight, and had two hits including a triple in the win at South Newton.
Heidi Hendryx and Abby Koepkey each added two hits for the Warriors (10-5, 3-1 MWC), who belted out 12 hits in the contest.
Delphi 162, Logansport 176
Bryan Worthington led the Berries with a 41 at the Carroll County Country Club.
Deion Rennewanz, Jacob Eberhardt and Tim Martin each added a 45 for Logan.