Apr. 23—The Caston baseball team recorded a 10-2 win at Winamac on Thursday to salvage a series split.
Joey Spin spun a gem, holding the Warriors to two runs on four hits and no walks, striking out 12.
He helped his own cause with three doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored. Adam Rush had two doubles and four RBIs. Sam Smith had a triple, single and run scored. Jackson Rentschler had a two hits and two RBIs. Kade Zeider and Talon Zeider each added a hit.
Caston moved to 3-4 and 1-1 in HNAC play and dropped Winamac to 4-4 and 1-1.
“I thought our kids really came to compete tonight,” Caston coach Blake Mollenkopf said. “Winamac has a talented team, and they handled us on Tuesday in first game of the conference series. As a coaching staff, we really challenged our kids mentally and physically over the past two days. They came to the ballpark tonight and earned a nice win.
“Joey had command of four pitches tonight and kept their kids off balance. We used the changeup a lot tonight because Winamac is such an aggressive hitting team. He kept it down in the zone and executed nicely. Offensively we were really good and had timely hitting. We still had too many strikeouts but credit Hayden [Clark] from Winamac, he is a nice pitcher for them.”
Caleb Seymour had two hits and an RBI for the Warriors. Tyler Perry had a double and RBI. Caleb Good had a double and a run scored. Clark added a double.
Winamac hosts Triton today. Caston hosts North Judson for a doubleheader today starting at 6 p.m. The games were moved up from Saturday to avoid weather.
LOGANSPORT 10, BENTON CENTRAL 0
Logan bounced back from getting swept at Avon with a five-inning over Benton Central at Jim Turner Field.
Mike Meadows allowed just one hit in four innings of work, striking out five. Caleb Crook pitched a hitless inning of relief with one strikeout.
Meadows went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Calryan Parmeter and Kaiden Lucero each had a double and two RBIs. Gavin Smith had a triple and RBI. Ethan Denny and John Scott each had a single and an RBI. Brennan Goforth added a single and run scored.
Logan (6-5) hosts Class 3A No. 6 Peru at 5 p.m. today before hosting Kokomo for a doubleheader on Saturday.
CASTON 16, N. JUDSON 1
Class A No. 7 Caston defeated visiting North Judson in five innings.
Addison Zimpleman allowed two hits and no walks and struck out five.
Macee Hinderlider had three hits and two RBIs for the Comets (10-1, 3-0 HNAC). Annie Harsh had three hits and an RBI. Maddi Smith had two singles and an RBI. Zimpleman had a single, double and RBI. Isabel Scales had two singles and two RBIs. Eillie Deming and Kinzie Mollenkopf each had a single. Layne Oliver had a single and an RBI. Rebekah Milburn had an RBI on a sac fly.
The Lady Comets play a doubleheader at Maconaquah today.
HARRISON 6, LOGAN 3
Logan fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a loss at Harrison.
Logansport plated three runs in the seventh inning. Claire Kitchel and Ashlyn Berkshire each had RBIs in the frame.
Kitchel took the loss, allowing 11 hits and six runs, striking out five and walking one.
WINAMAC 12, W. CENTRAL 5
Ella Gearhart and Aubrey Gearhart combined for the win on the mound for Winamac (9-3) against visiting West Central.
Ella hit two home runs and added a single and three RBIs. Aubrey had two hits and an RBI. Alexis Sheets had a home run, double, single and three RBIs. Emma Goodman had three hits including a double and three RBIs. Maggie Smith and Samantha Perry had two hits apiece. McKenzie Hinz added a double.
CASTON 60, ELKHART CHRISTIAN 47, CULVER 38
Ali Paul swept wins in the long jump and high jump for the Comets.
Breana Amezquita placed first in the shot put. Emma Stinson won the 100 hurdles and Hannah Kirisits won the 300 hurdles.
ELKHART CHRISTIAN 89, CASTON 51, CULVER 18
Edison Byrum swept wins in the 1,600 and 800 for Caston.
Austin Dague won the 3,200. Brady Evans won the 110 hurdles.
CASS 174, EASTERN 251
The Kings’ Mason Hahn fired a 39 to win medalist in the match at Chippendale G.C.
Blake Brown and Jaden Younts backed Hahn for Cass with 43s.
Barak Price led Eastern with a 54.
Saturday’s event will begin at 9 a.m. at Dykeman Park.