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Caston softball update: Scales, Smith have 4 hits each, Zimpleman Ks 8 in Caston win over No. 7 WC

Rock-Wolf has 2 hits, 2 RBIs in baseball loss to ranked Peru; Zeider fans 15 in shutout of N. Judson as part of split


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Softball

Caston 9, West Central 1 (Monday): Isabel Scales and Maddi Smith each went 4 for 4, and Annie Harsh had three hits for Class 1A, No. 4 Caston in a road win over sectional rival West Central Monday.

Addison Zimpleman had two hits and a sacrifice bunt at the plate and also pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts in the circle.

Eillie Deming had a single, a double and an RBI. Harsh, Kinzie Mollenkopf, Scales and Zimpleman had one RBI each.

“A strong all-around defensive effort helped (Zimpleman) get the win,” coach Jon Burks said in a statement. “Annie Harsh made a great diving catch in foul territory for an out. Great fielding by Rebekah Milburn and Maddi Smith in the outfield; both making catches and throwing out runners.”

West Central, ranked No. 7, committed five errors that led to six unearned runs for Caston (14-1).

Caston 9, West Central 1

Caston 212 103 0 – 9 15 1

West Central 000 010 0 – 1 4 5

WP – Addison Zimpleman (7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K)

LP – Erb (5 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K)

2B – Eillie Deming (CAS), Maddi Smith (CAS), Williams (WC), Pilarski (WC)

Caston moves up to No. 4: The Caston softball team moved up from No. 7 to No. 4 in this week’s Class 1A coaches poll. Sectional rivals West Central, North Miami and Northfield are ranked Nos. 7, 9 and 15, respectively.

North Miami will host the sectional May 24-29.

Caston 10, Clinton Central 5 (Saturday): Addison Zimpleman doubled, homered, drove in three runs and struck out 10 in five scoreless innings of relief, and Maddi Smith doubled, homered and drove in two as the visiting Lady Comets beat Clinton Central Saturday.

Eillie Deming also had a hit and two RBIs. Macee Hinderlider and Isabel Scales each had a hit and an RBI. Kinzie Mollenkopf and Rebekah Milburn each had a hit.

Caston scored three runs in the top of the sixth to break a 5-5 tie.

Caston 10, Clinton Central 5

Caston 302 003 2 – 10

Clinton Central 113 000 0 – 5

WP – Addison Zimpleman (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K)

LP – Whiteman (7 IP, 8 H, 10 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K)

2B – Macee Hinderlider (CAS), Addison Zimpleman (CAS), Isabel Scales (CAS), Eillie Deming (CAS), Maddi Smith (CAS), Parkinson (CC), Royer (CC), Whiteman (CC)

HR – Addison Zimpleman (CAS), Maddi Smith (CAS)

Caston 8-13, Maconaquah 1-3 (Friday): The Caston softball team swept a doubleheader from host Maconaquah Friday. They won the first game 8-1 and the second game 13-3 in six innings.

In the first game, Isabel Scales homered, singled twice and drove in three runs, and Layne Oliver also homered and drove in three.

Addison Zimpleman had two doubles and a single at the plate and also pitched a six-hitter with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Annie Harsh had a double and two RBIs, and Eillie Deming and Macee Hinderlider each had a single.

Leading 2-1 after five innings, Caston scored two runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh.

Oliver also homered twice in Game 2, and Deming homered, singled and drove in four. Zimpleman went 4 for 4 with two singles, a double and a triple. Kinzie Mollenkopf and Scales each had a double.

Harsh had a single and a sacrifice bunt, and Bailey Harness and Hinderlider each singled.

Game 1: Caston 8, Maconaquah 1

Caston 020 002 4 – 8 10 0

Maconaquah 001 000 0 – 1 6 0

WP – Addison Zimpleman (7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K)

LP – Carson (7 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K)

2B – Addison Zimpleman 2 (CAS), Annie Harsh (CAS), Hubenthal (MAC)

HR – Layne Oliver (CAS), Isabel Scales (CAS), Butler (MAC)

Game 2: Caston 13, Maconaquah 3 (6 innings)

Caston 113 107 – 13 12 2

Maconaquah 001 110 – 3 9 2

WP – Kinzie Mollenkopf (6 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K)

LP – DeBoard (6 IP, 10 H, 13 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K)

2B – Kinzie Mollenkopf (CAS), Isabel Scales (CAS), Mouser (MAC)

3B – Addison Zimpleman (CAS)

HR – Layne Oliver 2 (CAS), Eillie Deming (CAS), Mouser (MAC)

Caston 16, North Judson 1 (5 innings, Thursday): Macee Hinderlider went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, and Annie Harsh also went 3 for 3 with an RBI for the Lady Comets in a Hoosier North home win Thursday.

Addison Zimpleman singled, doubled and drove in a run and also pitched 4 ⅓ innings in relief for the win. She allowed two hits and walked none while striking out five. Kinzie Mollenkopf got the final two outs in the fifth.

Isabel Scales had two hits and two RBIs, and Maddi Smith had two singles and an RBI.

Layne Oliver had a single and an RBI. Eillie Deming had a single. Rebekah Milburn had an RBI.

North Judson scored in the top of the first, but Caston responded with six runs in the bottom half and never trailed.

Caston 16, North Judson 1 (5 innings)

North Judson 100 00 – 1 2 4

Caston 637 0X – 16 15 1

WP – Addison Zimpleman (4 ⅓ IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K)

LP – Kaminski (3 IP, 11 H, 16 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K)

2B – Addison Zimpleman (CAS)

3B – Macee Hinderlider (CAS)


Addison Zippleman Isabel Scales Annie Harsh



Baseball

Peru 5, Caston 4 (Tuesday): Jessie Rock-Wolf had two hits and two RBIs, and Joey Spin had two hits, but host Caston surrendered a 4-1 lead after three innings and lost to Class 3A, No. 6 Peru Tuesday.

Freshman catcher Preston Holderfield had a hit and an RBI, and Adam Rush had a hit and a run scored.

Pete DuVall, Talon Zeider, Rock-Wolf and Jackson Rentschler combined on a three-hitter. The game featured nine walks and seven hit batters.

Caston fell to 4-6.

Kade Zeider

Peru 5, Caston 4

Peru 010 112 0 – 5 3 2

Caston 022 000 0 – 4 6 2

WP – Potts (2 ⅔ IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K)

LP – Talon Zeider (1 ⅔ IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 HBP, 1 K)

2B – Townsend (PERU), Rogers (PERU), Jessie Rock-Wolf (CAS)

Caston 2-1, North Judson 0-11 (Friday): Caston split a Hoosier North twi-night doubleheader with North Judson at Caston Friday. Caston won the first game 2-0, and North Judson won the second game 11-1 in five innings.

Kade Zeider tossed a three-hit shutout with two walks and 15 strikeouts in the first game. He also had a single and an RBI at the plate.

Jessie Rock-Wolf walked twice and had an RBI. Joey Spin and Adam Rush also had hits.

Caston drew eight walks and also took advantage of four North Judson wild pitches.

In the second game, Joey Spin had a single and an RBI, and Talon Zeider also had a hit for the Comets. Sam Smith was hit by two pitches and scored the lone run.

Pete DuVall allowed six hits and eight runs (six earned) over 3 ⅔ innings and took the loss. Zeider pitched one innings in relief and allowed four hits and three earned runs.

Caston was the home team in Game 1. North Judson was the home team in Game 2.

The doubleheader was moved from Saturday to Friday night due to a forecast of bad weather on Saturday. The JV game was canceled.

Caston is 2-2 in conference play.

Game 1: Caston 2, North Judson 0

North Judson 000 000 0 – 0 3 0

Caston 001 001 X – 2 3 1

WP – Kade Zeider (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 15 K)

LP – Harper (5 ⅓ IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 8 BB, 9 K)

XBH – (none)

Game 2: North Judson 11, Caston 1 (5 innings)

Caston 100 00 – 1 2 3

North Judson 013 43 – 11 10 1

WP – Sanchez (5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 HBP, 11 K)

LP – Pete DuVall (3 ⅔ IP, 6 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 K)

2B – O. Frasure (NJSP)

Caston 10, Winamac 2 (Thursday): Joey Spin pitched a four-hitter with no walks and 12 strikeouts, and he also had three doubles and three RBIs at the plate for the visiting Comets in a Hoosier North win over Winamac Thursday.

Adam Rush had a pair of doubles and four RBIs, and Jackson Rentschler had two singles and two RBIs. Sam Smith also had two hits.

Kade Zeider had a single, a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Talon Zeider also had a hit.

Hayden Clark, Tyler Perry and Caleb Good each had a double for Winamac. Paxton Wallace had a single.

Clark and Perry each had an RBI.

Clark took the loss on the mound. He allowed nine hits and five earned runs in 4 ⅔ innings. Mitchell Bonnell allowed three earned runs in 2 ⅓ innings of relief.

“As a coaching staff, we really challenged our kids mentally and physically over the past two days,” Caston coach Blake Mollenkopf said. “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 change-up a lot tonight because Winamac is such an aggressive hitting team.”

Caston scored six runs in the fifth inning to build a 7-0 lead. They added three more in the sixth.

Caston 10, Winamac 2

Caston 100 063 0 – 10 11 4

Winamac 000 002 0 – 2 4 2

WP – Joey Spin (7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 12 K)

LP – Hayden Clark (4 ⅔ IP, 9 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K)

2B – Joey Spin 3 (CAS), Adam Rush 2 (CAS), Hayden Clark (WIN), Tyler Perry (WIN), Caleb Good (WIN)

Culver Academy 15, Caston 0 (JV, 5 innings, Monday): Jackson rentschler, Grant Yadon and Adam Rush each had singles for the Caston JV in a road loss to Culver Academy Monday.

“Rentschler and Alex Craig stepped up defensively,” Caston coach Nick Stuber said in a statement.

Boys golf

Caston 202, West Central 245 (Monday): Dominic Herseman shot a 43 to lead Caston in a road win over West Central at Moss Creek Golf Club in Winamac.

A.J. Dague added a 48, Marshall Finke had a 52, Dean Sylvain had a 59, and Colby Pugh had a 64.

at Moss Creek Golf Club, Winamac, Monday

CASTON (202): Dominic Herseman 43, A.J. Dague 48, Marshall Finke 52, Dean Sylvain 59, (Colby Pugh 64)

Caston takes 12th at Logansport Invite (Saturday): The Caston boys golf team shot a 396 and finished 12th out of 15 teams at the Logansport Invitational at Dykeman Park Golf Course Saturday.

A.J. Dague led Caston with an 87, Dominic Herseman had a 90, Marshall Finke had a 109, and Colby Pugh had a 110.

Kokomo won the tournament with a 308.

Caston will return to Dykeman Park for the Logansport sectional on June 4.

at Dykeman Park Golf Course, Logansport, Saturday

Kokomo 308, Twin Lakes “A” 313, Logansport “A” 320, Lewis Cass 334, Maconaquah 341, Rochester 344, McCutcheon 370, Peru 371, Twin Lakes “B” 376, Western 378, Wabash 386, CASTON 396, Logansport “B” 415, Pioneer 454, Hebron (incomplete team)

CASTON (396): A.J. Dague (44-43) 87, Dominic Herseman (44-46) 90, Marshall Finke (55-54) 109, Colby Pugh (54-56) 110

Track

Culver Academy 75, Tippecanoe Valley 47, Caston 26 (girls, Tuesday)

Culver Academy 72, Tippecanoe Valley 60, Caston 29 (boys, Tuesday)

The Caston girls and boys track teams both finished third in a three-way meet against Culver Academy and host Tippecanoe Valley Tuesday.

In the girls meet, Emma Stinson was the lone Caston first-place finisher by taking the 100 hurdles.

Other Caston individual scorers included Delaney Strasser, who was second in the 800 and fourth in the 1,600; Elizabeth Pierce, who was second in the 300 hurdles; Mackenzi Roudebush, who was second in the 3,200; Bailey Turnpaugh, who was third in the 100 and fourth in the 200; Hannah Kirisits, who was third in the 100 hurdles; Ali Paul, who was third in the long jump; and Breana Amezquita, who was fourth in the discus.

Also, the 4 x 400 relay team took second.

Caston boys winning individual events included Brady Evans, who took the 300 hurdles and also was second in the 110 hurdles; Kobi Martindale, who won the discus in addition to his third-place showing in the shot put; and Austin Dague, who ran a personal-best 10:45 to win the 3,200.

Other Caston individual scorers included Edison Byrum, who was third in both the 800 and 1,600; Alex Hernandez, who was fourth in both the discus and shot put; and Edgar Aguilar, who was fourth in the 3,200.

Caston 60, Elkhart Christian 47, Culver 38 (girls, Thursday)

Elkhart Christian 89, Caston 51, Culver 18 (boys, Thursday)

Ali Paul won both the long jump and high jump to lead the Caston girls track team to a win in a three-way meet against Elkhart Christian and host Culver Thursday.

Other Caston individual winners included Breana Amezquita in the shot put, Emma Stinson in the 100 hurdles and Hannah Kirisits in the 300 hurdles.

Other Caston individual scorers included Delaney Strasser, who was second in both the 800 and 1,600; Mackenzie Roudebush, who was second in the 3,200; Autumn Garling, who was second in the 300 hurdles; Amezquita, who was second in the discus and third in the 400; Tayler Shafer, who was third in the shot put and fourth in the discus; Kirisits, who was third in the 100 hurdles; Bailey Turnpaugh, who was fourth in both the 100 and 200; Megan Brown, who was fourth in the 400; and Stevanna Young, who was fourth in the 1,600.

Caston also placed second in all three relays.

In the boys meet, Edison Byrum won both the 800 and 1,600 to account for 10 of Caston’s 51 points. Austin Dague won the 3,200, Brady Evans won the 110 hurdles, and Kobi Martindale won the discus.

Other Caston individual scorers included Martindale, who was also second in the shot put; Corbin Smith, who was third in both the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles; Jake Paschen, who was third in the 200 and fourth in the 100; Greg Brault, who was third in the long jump; Alex Hernandez, who was fourth in the discus; and Bailey Collins, who was fourth in the 800.

Caston also placed second in two of the three relays.


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