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Caston spring sports year in review:

Zimpleman, Scales, Mollenkopf, Hinderlider, Smith, Harsh named first-team all-Hoosier North


Spin, Smith, DuVall named first-team all-Hoosier North for baseball


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Softball

Caston’s Addison Zimpleman, Isabel Scales, Kinzie Mollenkopf, Macee Hinderlider, Maddi Smith and Annie Harsh were all named first-team all-Hoosier North in voting done by the conference’s coaches and released to the media.

In addition, freshman teammate Makena Middleton was named honorable mention all-Hoosier North.

Zimpleman, a sophomore pitcher-second baseman, hit .573 with 12 homers and 26 RBIs. She also went 7-2 with a 1.26 ERA with 68 strikeouts in 61 ⅓ innings in the circle.

Scales, a sophomore catcher, hit .566 with nine homers and 35 RBIs.

Mollenkopf, a junior pitcher second-second baseman, went 11-2 with a 2.34 ERA with 131 strikeouts in 83 ⅔ innings. She also hit .404 with four homers and 24 RBIs.

Hinderlider, a sophomore third baseman, hit .387 with 24 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.

Smith, a senior shortstop-outfielder, hit .423 with two homers and 23 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.

Harsh, a sophomore first baseman, hit .371 with one homer and 17 RBIs.

Middleton hit .246 with three homers and 20 RBIs.

Caston 16, Argos 1 (5 innings, May 14): Addison Zimpleman had a double and a homer among her four hits and also had two RBIs, and Kinzie Mollenkopf also had four hits and two RBIs for the visiting Lady Comets in a rout over Argos on May 14.

Maddi Smith and Bailey Harness added three hits each. Smith had three RBIs, and Harness also had an RBI. Makena Middleton had a hit and two RBIs, and Haley Logan and Macee Hinderlider each had a hit and an RBI.

Caston had 19 hits, eight of which went for extra bases. They also received five walks.

Mollenkopf pitched a six-hitter with no walks and seven strikeouts in the circle.

Caston scored 10 runs in the fourth inning to build a 15-1 lead.

Argos committed 10 errors which led to 11 unearned runs for Caston.

Caston 16, Argos 1 (5 innings)

Caston 302 (10)1 – 16 14 3

Argos 010 00 – 1 6 10

WP – Kinzie Mollenkopf (5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K)

LP – Allison Zahm (5 IP, 14 H, 16 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 1 K)

2B – Bailey Harness (CAS), Kinzie Mollenkopf (CAS), Haley Logan (CAS), Addison Zimpleman (CAS), Maddi Smith (CAS), Makena Middleton (CAS), Annie Harsh (CAS), Allison Zahm (ARG)

HR – Addison Zimpleman (CAS)

Oak Hill 7, Caston 2 (May 13): Bailey Harness went 2 for 2, and Addison Zimpleman had a triple and two RBIs in the fifth inning for Caston in a home loss to Oak Hill on May 13.

Harness and Haley Logan each scored a run.

Logan and Makena Middleton each had a hit.

Zimpleman pitched a complete game in the circle, allowing 10 hits and two earned runs. She walked two and struck out seven. Caston committed three errors which led to five unearned runs for Oak Hill.

Oak Hill scored five times in the top of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie.

Oak Hill 7, Caston 2

Oak Hill 200 000 5 – 7

Caston 000 020 0 – 2

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

LP – Addison Zimpleman (7 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K)

2B – Alston (OH), Thurman (OH), Shaw (OH), Archer (OH)

3B – Edwards (OH), Addison Zimpleman (CAS)

Caston 11, Triton 1 (5 innings, May 12): Maddi Smith singled three times and doubled and drove in two runs, and Makena Middleton homered and added two RBIs for the visiting Lady Comets in a Hoosier North win over Triton on May 12.

Isabel Scales added three hits and three RBIs. Haley Logan had a hit and an RBI.

Kinzie Mollenkopf got the win in the circle. She threw a five-hitter with two walks and 10 strikeouts.

Caston scored six runs in the top of the first inning. They are 6-0 in conference play.

Caston 11, Triton 1 (5 innings)

Caston 622 01 – 11 6 2

Triton 001 00 – 1 7 7

WP – Kinzie Mollenkopf (5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K)

LP – Ogle (5 IP, 6 H, 11 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 2 K)

2B – Isabel Scales (CAS), Maddi Smith (CAS), Doll (TRI)

HR – Makena Middleton (CAS)

Caston 12, Knox 0 (5 innings, May 7): Isabel Scales had a pair of doubles and three RBIs, and Annie Harsh, Macee Hinderlider, Addison Zimpleman, Kinzie Mollenkopf and Haley Logan also had two hits each for the Lady Comets in a Hoosier North home win over Knox on May 7.

Harsh and Hinderlider added two RBIs each. Mollenkopf, Logan and Zimpleman each had an RBI.

Zimpleman had a double and a triple. HInderlider, Maddi Smith and Harsh each had a double.

Smith also had an RBI on senior day, as did freshman Makena Middleton. Bailey Harness also had a hit.

Mollenkopf and Zimpleman combined on a one-hit shutout. Mollenkopf pitched the first four innings and allowed one hit with no walks and seven strikeouts. Zimpleman pitched a hitless fifth with two strikeouts.

Caston scored four runs in the first and four more in the second.

Caston is 5-0 in the Hoosier North.

Caston 12, Knox 0 (5 innings, May 7)

Knox 000 00 – 0 1 2

Caston 443 1X – 12 12 0

WP – Kinzie Mollenkopf (4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K)

LP – Barnes (3 ⅓ IP, 11 H, 12 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 HBP, 3 K)

2B – Addison Zimpleman (CAS), Isabel Scales 2 (CAS), Maddi Smith (CAS), Annie Harsh (CAS), Macee Hinderlider (CAS)

3B – Addison Zimpleman (CAS)

Caston 15, LaVille 0 (5 innings, April 29): Addison Zimpleman homered twice, walked twice, drove in three runs, stole two bases and also pitched a one-hitter with no walks and nine strikeouts for Caston in a Hoosier North road win over LaVille on April 29.

Isabel Scales went 3 for 3 with two singles and a double and two RBIs. Kinzie Mollenkopf had three hits and scored three runs. Annie Harsh singled and tripled and drove in three runs. Maddi Smith had two hits and two RBIs. Haley Logan and Makena Middleton had one hit each.

LaVille committed two errors which led to three unearned runs for Caston.

Caston scored five runs in the top of the first and added four more in the second.

Caston 15, LaVille 0 (5 innings)

Caston 540 60 – 15 14 1

LaVille 000 00 – 0 1 2

WP – Addison Zimpleman (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K)

LP – Blodgett (5 IP, 14 H, 15 R, 12 ER, 3 BB, 8 K)

2B – Isabel Scales (CAS), Maddi Smith (CAS), Blodgett (LV)

3B – Annie Harsh (CAS)

HR – Addison Zimpleman 2 (CAS)

Caston 4, West Central 2 (April 25): Isabel Scales hit a game-tying two-run homer in the first inning, and Addison Zimpleman and Makena Middleton each had an RBI for the Lady Comets in a win over visiting West Central in a matchup between sectional rivals and top 10 teams in Class 1A on April 25.

Macee Hinderlider also had two hits, including a triple. Bailey Harness and Zimpleman each had a hit.

Addison Zimpleman allowed Kailee Bishop’s two-run homer in the first inning but blanked the Lady Trojans over the final six innings. Zimpleman pitched a four-hitter with one walk and five strikeouts.

Caston 4, West Central 2

West Central 200 000 0 – 2 4 3

Caston 210 100 X – 4 5 0

WP – Addison Zimpleman (7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K)

LP – Erb (6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K)

3B – Macee Hinderlider (CAS)

HR – Bishop (WC), Isabel Scales (CAS)

Caston 10, Clinton Central 3 (April 23): Addison Zimpleman and Annie Harsh each homered, and Macee Hinderlider had three hits and three RBIs for the host Lady Comets in a win over Clinton Central on April 23.

Zimpleman also singled and drove in two runs. Harsh also doubled and drove in a run. Isabel Scales had two hits, and Bailey Harness and Maddi Smith each had a hit and an RBI. Kinzie Mollenkopf and Makena Middleton had one hit each.

Mollenkopf pitched a six-hitter with no walks and 14 strikeouts.

Caston 10, Clinton Central 3

Clinton Central 000 102 0 – 3 6 6

Caston 300 511 X – 10 13 0

WP – Kinzie Mollenkopf (7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 14 K)

LP – Whiteman (6 IP< 13 H, 10 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 6 K)

2B – Hinderlider (CAS), Isabel Scales (CAS), Middleton (CAS), Harsh (CAS)

HR – Surber (CC), Royer (CC), Zimpleman (CAS), Harsh (CAS)

Baseball

Spin, Smith, DuVall earn all-Hoosier North honors: Caston seniors Joey Spin and Sam Smith and sophomore Pete DuVall were all named first-team all-Hoosier North in voting done by the conference’s coaches and released to the media.

Spin, a pitcher-shortstop, hit .468 with 23 RBIs and 24 stolen bases. He also went 10-2 with a 2.49 ERA with 12 walks and 79 strikeouts in 76 innings.

Smith, a catcher, hit .360 with 19 RBIs.

DuVall, a pitcher-third baseman, hit .316 with a team-high three homers. He also drove in 23 runs. He was also 7-0 with a 1.05 ERA on the mound with six walks and 36 strikeouts in 40 innings.

Caston 8, Oregon-Davis 6 (May 20): Talon Zeider, Joey Spin and Sam Smith each had a hit and two RBIs, and Pete DuVall and Edison Byrum also had singles for Caston in a home win over Oregon-Davis in their regular season finale on May 20.

Jackson Rentschler earned an RBI on a bases loaded hit-by-pitch in the second inning. Adam Rush walked three times and scored twice. Caston batters received 11 walks and were also hit by three pitches. They also stole seven bases.

Spin also pitched a six-hitter with two walks and 12 strikeouts. Caston committed four errors, and four of the runs Spin allowed were unearned.

Caston had back-to-back three-run innings in the second and third and built an 8-3 lead after four innings before holding on.

Caston 8, Oregon-Davis 6

Oregon-Davis 300 001 2 – 6 6 2

Caston 133 100 X – 8 5 4

WP – Joey Spin (7 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 12 K)

LP – Frauzer (1 ⅔ IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 0 K)

HR – Taylor (O-D)

Caston 15, Triton 1 (5 innings, May 19): Pete DuVall pitched a six-hitter with no walks and five strikeouts, and he also had a single and three RBIs at the plate for the Comets in a Hoosier North home win over Triton on May 19.

Edison Byrum had two hits and two RBIs, and Caleb Stinson and Sam Smith had two hits and an RBI each. Adam Rush also had two hits.

Joey Spin had a hit and two RBIs, and Jackson Rentschler and Preston Holderfield each had a hit and an RBI. Talon Zeider went 0 for 4, but he walked, drove in a run and scored three times.

Caston scored 13 runs in the second inning to take a 14-0 lead.

Caston finished Hoosier North play 12-2, but Winamac beat North Judson to wrap up the outright conference crown at 13-1.

“Pete gave us a solid outing on the mound,” Caston coach Blake Mollenkopf said. “He had a good mix of pitches tonight. We were able to get a lot of hits and RBI production up and down the lineup.”

Caston 15, Triton 1 (5 innings, May 19)

Triton 001 00 – 1 6 8

Caston 1(13)0 1X – 15 12 2

WP – Pete DuVall (5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K)

LP – Greer (1 ⅓ IP, 8 H, 9 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 K)

2B – Smith (TRI), Adam Rush (CAS)

Caston 10, Triton 0 (5 innings, May 17): Caleb Stinson went 3 for 3 with two singles and a triple and three RBIs, and Joey Spin doubled and drove in two runs for the visiting Comets in a Hoosier North win over Triton on May 17.

Jackson Rentschler, Pete DuVall and Edison Byrum each had an RBI. Talon Zeider singled, walked and scored twice. Preston Holderfield doubled and scored twice. Adam Rush singled and scored a run.

Spin also pitched a two-hit shutout. He walked none and struck out six.

Caston scored in all five innings in which they batted. They improved to 11-2 in the Hoosier North.

Caston 10, Triton 0 (5 innings)

Caston 323 11 – 10 7 0

Triton 000 00 – 0 2 6

WP – Joey Spin (5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K)

LP – Smith (1 ⅔ IP, 3 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 2 K)

2B – Preston Holderfield (CAS), Joey Spin (CAS)

3B – Caleb Stinson (CAS)

Caston 17, Culver 1 (5 innings, May 13): Sam Smith went 5 for 5 with three singles, a double, a triple and four RBIs, and Pete DuVall went 3 for 3 with three doubles and two walks for Caston in a Hoosier North road win over Culver on May 13.

Joey Spin singled, doubled and had three RBIs, and Talon Zeider singled three times and scored a run. Preston Holderfield had two hits and an RBI. Jackson Rentschler, Noah Herd and Adam Rush each had a hit and an RBI. Caleb Stinson had a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Grant Yadon scored three runs.

DuVall tossed a two-hitter with no walks, a hit batter and six strikeouts. Caston committed two errors which led to an unearned run for Culver.

Caston 17, Culver 1 (5 innings)

Caston 446 21 – 17 18 2

Culver 000 10 – 1 2 5

WP – Pete DuVall (5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 6 K)

LP – Thomas (3 ⅓ IP, 16 H, 16 R, 13 ER, 3 BB, 2 K)

2B – Joey Spin (CAS), Noah Herd (CAS), Pete DuVall 3 (CAS), Sam Smith (CAS)

3B – Sam Smith (CAS)

Caston 25, Culver 1 (5 innings, May 12): Caleb Stinson and Preston Holderfield had four RBIs each for Caston in a rout of visiting Culver in Hoosier North play on May 12.

Stinson and Edison Byrum had three hits each from the Nos. 8-9 and spots in the Caston order. Byrum had a double and two singles and three RBIs. Talon Zeider and Pete DuVall had two hits and two RBIs each. Joey Spin singled, walked, was hit by two pitches, drove in two runs and scored four times. Jackson Rentschler had a hit and two walks and drove in two runs.

Sam Smith, Ryan Spin and Adam Rush each had a hit and an RBI, and Grant Yadon also had an RBI.

Joey Spin pitched a three-hitter with no walks and seven strikeouts.

Culver pitchers walked seven and hit six batters. Culver also committed six errors that led to nine unearned runs for Caston.

Caston scored 11 runs in the second inning and eventually led 23-0 after three innings.

Caston 25, Culver 1 (5 innings)

Culver 000 10 – 1 3 6

Caston 6(11)6 2X – 25 15 2

WP – Joey Spin (5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K)

LP – Parker (1 IP, 8 H, 16 R, 14 ER, 5 BB, 0 K)

2B – Talon Zeider (CAS), Edison Byrum (CAS)

Caston 6, West Central 5 (May 9): Pete DuVall singled and drove in two runs, and Noah Herd pitched 6 ⅓ innings for the win for the visiting Comets as they hung on to beat sectional rival West Central on May 9.

Adam Rush and Preston Holderfield each had a hit and an RBI. Sam Smith doubled, and Talon Zeider, Joey Spin and Herd each singled. Caleb Stinson walked three times.

West Central pitchers walked eight and also hit three batters.

Herd allowed 11 hits and five runs (four earned). He walked three, hit three batters and struck out six. Zeider got the final two outs for the save.

Caston scored three runs in the top of the fourth to take a 4-2 lead and never trailed again.

Caston 6, West Central 5

Caston 010 301 1 – 6 7 1

West Central 200 101 1 – 5 11 5

WP – Noah Herd (6 ⅓ IP, 11 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 HBP, 6 K)

LP – Wireman (3 ⅓ IP, 4 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 HBP, 4 K)

S – Talon Zeider (⅔ IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K)

2B – Sam Smith (CAS), Z. Rodriguez (WC), Moon (WC)

Caston 6, Pioneer 3 (May 2): Pete DuVall allowed two hits over 5 ⅔ innings on the mound and also hit a solo homer at the plate for Caston in a Hoosier North road win over Pioneer on May 2.

DuVall allowed two runs (both earned) while walking three, hitting a batter and striking out three.

Joey Spin got the final four outs for the save. He allowed three hits and one earned run. He walked one and fanned one.

Sam Smith had two of Caston’s four hits – a single and a double – and an RBI, and Spin had a double, a walk and an RBI. Jackson Rentschler, Adam Rush and Caleb Stinson walked twice each. As a team, Caston received seven walks.

Caston scored three runs in the top of the first and never trailed. After Pioneer scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, Caston responded with two runs in the seventh.

The second game in the two-game series was postponed to May 10.

Caston 6, Pioneer 3

Caston 300 010 2 – 6 4 1

Pioneer 000 003 0 – 3 5 4

WP – Pete DuVall (5 ⅔ IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 3 K)

LP – Brayden Erickson (5 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 10 K)

S – Joey Spin (1 ⅓ IP< 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K)

2B – Sam Smith (CAS), Joey Spin (CAS), Brian Gluth (PIO), Andrew Helton (PIO)

HR – Pete DuVall (CAS)

Caston 7-7, North Judson 5-3 (May 7): Jackson Rentschler doubled and drove in three runs, and Sam Smith walked twice and drove in two runs for the host Comets in a 7-5 win over North Judson in the first game of a Hoosier North doubleheader on May 7.

Talon Zeider added two hits and a walk and two runs scored, and Preston Holderfield had a hit and an RBI. Caleb Stinson tripled.

Joey Spin singled and walked twice and scored a run at the plate and also got the win on the mound. He allowed seven hits and five runs (all earned) while walking two and striking out six.

Caston scored six runs in the bottom of the second and never trailed.

Caston completed the sweep with a 7-3 win in Game 2. Pete DuVall had two hits and an RBI at the plate and also pitched a nine-hitter on the mound. He allowed three runs (two earned) while walking none and fanning three.

Holderfield also had two hits and a run scored. Smith singled and drove in two runs. Rentschler had a hit and an RBI. Zeider and Stinson each contributed an RBI. Spin singled and walked twice. Edison Byrum had a hit. Grant Yadon scored two runs.

North Judson broke up DuVall’s shutout bid with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

In the doubleheader, North Judson pitchers walked 15 while Caston pitchers walked two.

“We got two solid pitching outings from Joey and Pete today,” Caston coach Blake Mollenkopf said. “They missed pitches well and were in the strike zone all day. Today was probably our best at-bats as a team on the season. We manufactured runs when we needed and came up with timely hits. … Overall pleased with the day and our guys battled to stay in the hunt for the HNAC crown.”

Game 1: Caston 7, North Judson 5

North Judson 000 203 0 – 5 7 1

Caston 060 100 X – 7 6 2

WP – Joey Spin (7 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K)

LP – Q. Frasure (3 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 5 K)

2B – D. Frasure (NJSP), Ginder (NJSP), O. Frasure (NJSP), Jackson Rentschler (CAS)

3B – Caleb Stinson (CAS)

Game 2: Caston 7, North Judson 3

Caston 120 012 1 – 7 8 5

North Judson 000 000 3 – 3 9 3

WP – Pete DuVall (7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 HBP, 3 K)

LP – Stewart (2 ⅔ IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 3 K)

XBH – (none)

Winamac 15, Caston 2 (6 innings, April 29): Jackson Rentschler doubled and drove in a run, and Adam Rush singled and drove in a run for the host Comets as Winamac completed a two-game Hoosier North sweep on April 29.

Talon Zeider, Sam Smith and Ryan Spin each contributed a single.

Rentschler started and pitched the first 3 ⅔ innings and took the loss. He allowed seven hits and 11 runs (six earned) while walking one, hitting a batter and striking out one. Zeider allowed six hits and four runs (three earned) in 2 ⅓ innings of relief. He walked one and struck out one.

Caston committed eight errors that led to six unearned runs for Winamac.

Winamac led 6-0 after two innings.

Winamac 15, Caston 2 (6 innings)

Winamac 240 504 – 15 13 0

Caston 000 200 – 2 5 8

WP – Mitchell Bonnell (5 ⅓ IP< 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 HBP, 8 K)

LP – Jackson Rentschler (3 ⅔ IP, 7 H, 11 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 K)

2B – Tyler Perry (WIN), Jackson Rentschler (CAS)

3B – Hayden Clark (WIN)

Winamac 7, Caston 1 (April 28): Sam Smith had a pair of singles and scored Caston’s lone run in a Hoosier North road loss to Winamac April 28. Joey Spin and Noah Herd each had a single.

Spin pitched a complete game, walked nobody and allowed no earned runs but took the loss. He allowed six hits and fanned four. Caston committed nine errors, and all seven runs Spin allowed were unearned.

The game was tied 1-1 after four innings.

Winamac 7, Caston 1

Caston 010 000 0 – 1 4 9

Winamac 000 142 X – 7 6 2

WP – Caleb Seymour (7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K)

LP – Joey Spin (6 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K)

2B – Tyler Perry (WIN)

Caston 4, LaVille 3 (April 26): Joey Spin doubled and drove in a run, and Caleb Stinson singled and drove in a run for the Comets in a Hoosier North road win over LaVille on April 26.

Pete DuVall and Sam Smith also had RBIs. Talon Zeider, Jackson Rentschler and Edison Byrum each had a hit and scored a run. Noah Herd also had a hit.

Spin relieved starter Rentschler with one out in the bottom of the fifth and earned the win. In 2 ⅔ innings, he allowed two hits and a run while walking none and fanning two. Rentschler allowed one earned run in 4 ⅓ innings while allowing three hits, walking three and hitting a batter. He struck out three.

Caston trailed 2-0 after one inning but scored two runs in the top of the sixth to break a 2-2 tie.

Caston 4, LaVille 3

Caston 011 002 0 – 4 6 2

LaVille 200 001 0 – 3 5 1

WP – Joey Spin (2 ⅔ IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K)

LP – Laurence (5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K)

2B – Jackson Rentschler (CAS), Joey Spin (CAS)

3B – Wagoner (LV)

Caston 9-12, Knox 2-5 (April 23): Jackson Rentschler had a pair of singles and four RBIs, and Joey Spin had two hits at the plate and also pitched a nine-hitter on the mound as Caston defeated Knox 9-2 in the first game of a home doubleheader on April 23.

Sam Smith had two hits and an RBI, and Pete DuVall had a single and an RBI. Talon Zeider and Preston Holderfield each had a hit and a run scored. Spin also scored three runs.

On the mound, Spin allowed two runs (none earned) while walking none and fanning eight.

Caston scored a run in the bottom of the third to take the lead for good at 3-2. They added three more in both the fifth and the sixth.

Caston also never trailed in the second game in a 12-5 win. DuVall singled, doubled twice, drove in four runs and also got the win on the mound by allowing one run over 5 1 3 innings.

Spin singled, doubled and walked twice and drove in a run. Adam Rush singled and drove in two runs. Talon Zeider and Noah Herd each had a hit and an RBI. Preston Holderfield and Edison Byrum each had a hit and a run scored. Grant Yadon scored two runs.

Knox pitchers walked eight and also hit two batters.

DuVall allowed six hits but walked none, hit a batter and struck out four. Zeider allowed two hits and four runs (three earned) over the final 1 ⅔ innings. He walked two and fanned two.

Caston led 2-1 after four innings and then added 10 runs over the final three innings. Per conference doubleheader rules, Caston was the home team in Game 1 and the visiting team in Game 2.

Knox committed six errors that led to eight unearned runs for Caston.

Game 1: Caston 9, Knox 2

Knox 002 000 0 – 2 9 6

Caston 201 033 X – 9 9 2

WP – Joey Spin (7 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K)

LP – Jensen (5 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K)

2B – Taylor (KNOX), Joey Spin (CAS)

Game 2: Caston 12, Knox 5

Caston 011 032 5 – 12 10 1

Knox 000 100 4 – 5 8 3

WP – Pete DuVall (5 ⅓ IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K)

LP – Wallsmith (4 ⅔ IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 10 K)

2B – Pete DuVall 2 (CAS), Joey Spin (CAS), Preston Holderfield (CAS), Taylor (KNOX)

Boys golf

Caston shoots 409, finishes 5th in Hoosier North (May 23): The Caston boys golf team shot a 409 and finished fifth in the Hoosier North tournament at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek on May 23.

Caston teammates Colby Pugh and A.J. Dague each shot 88 to earn a spot on the all-conference team.

Bailey Zimpleman added a 105, and Lucas Graham had a 128 to round out the Caston team scorecard.

Dague parred No. 1. He was the only player in the conference to not have a bogey or worse on the opening hole.

Triton won the title with a 347, topping runner-up Winamac by 29 strokes. Triton’s Cole McKinney was the medalist with a 79.

at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek, Rochester, May 23 (par 72)

Triton 347, Winamac 376, North Judson 382, Culver 406, Caston 409, Knox 416, LaVille 475, Pioneer 515

TRITON (347): McKinney 79, Johnson 82, Westafer 91, Wareham 95, Butler 96

WINAMAC (376): Ryan Gregor (46-41) 87, Jaxon Roudebush (47-41) 88, Shaun Pratt (52-47) 99, Jaden Terry (53-49) 102, (Brendan Hines (55-48) 103)

NORTH JUDSON (382): Cox 87, Minix 95, Hampton 99, Stowe 101, (Radtke 108)

CULVER (406): Rylan Voter (45-55) 100, Auston Zehner (53-48) 101, Steven Pugh (51-51) 102, Tucker Fisher (50-53) 103, (Dalton Powell (54-56) 110)

CASTON (409): A.J. Dague (42-46) 88, Colby Pugh (46-42) 88, Bailey Zimpleman (52-53) 105, Lucas Graham (66-62) 128

KNOX (416): Goins 99, Binkley 100, Singleton 103, Sibo 114, (Krause 122)

LAVILLE (475): Walker 106, Schmidt 117, Kaser 124, Rush 128, (Heilman 134)

PIONEER (515): Jaden Seward (58-62) 120, Tayt Smith (63-59) 122, Ashton Scales (65-67) 132, Blaze Jones (72-69) 141, (Aiden Zeider (71-72) 143)

All-Hoosier North team: 1. Cole McKinney (Triton) – 79, 2. Bruce Johnson (Triton) – 82, t-3. Payton Cox (North Judson) – 87, t-3. Ryan Gregor (Winamac) – 87, t-5. Colby Pugh (Caston) – 88, t-5. A.J. Dague (Caston) – 88, 7. Jaxon Roudebush (Winamac) – 88, 8. Chandler Westafer (Triton) – 91

Honorable mention all-Hoosier North: t-9. Gabe Minix (North Judson) – 95, t-9. Breylon Wareham (Triton) – 95, 11. Gavin Butler (Triton) – 96, t-12. Shaun Pratt (Winamac) – 99, t-12. Matt Goins (Knox) – 99, t-12. Tanner Hampton (North Judson) – 99, 15. Owen Binkley (Knox) – 100

Culver Academy 154, Winamac 200, Caston 227 (May 17): A.J. Dague led Caston with a 47 as they finished third in a three-way dual at the Academy Course against Culver Academy and Winamac on May 17.

Colby Pugh added a 53, Bailey Zimpleman had a 57, and Luke Graham had a 70.

at Academy Course, Culver, May 17

CASTON (227): A.J. Dague 47, Colby Pugh 53, Bailey Zimpleman 57, Lucas Graham 70

Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 174, Caston 209, Knox 222 (May 10): A.J. Dague led Caston with a 47 as they finished second in a three-way home dual against Covenant Christian and Knox at Pond View Golf Course in Star City on May 10.

Colby Pugh had a 51, Bailey Zimpleman had a 53, and Luke Graham had a 58.

at Pond View Golf Course, Star City, May 10

CASTON (209): A.J. Dague 47, Colby Pugh 51, Bailey Zimpleman 53, Lucas Graham 58

Caston has incomplete team vs. North Miami (April 29): Caston fielded an incomplete team against host North Miami at Peru Municipal Golf Course on April 29.

A.J. Dague had a 43, Colby Pugh had a 52, and Bailey Zimpleman had a 59.

North Judson 191, Caston 202 (April 26): Caston shot a season low for nine holes but still fell to visiting North Judson at Pond View Golf Course in Star City on April 26.

A.J. Dague had a 38 to lead Caston. Colby Pugh had a 45, Bailey Zimpleman had a 59, and Luke Graham had a 60.

at Pond View Golf Course, Star City, April 26

CASTON (202): A.J. Dague 38, Colby Pugh 45, Bailey Zimpleman 59, Lucas Graham 60

Culver 186, Caston 208 (April 25): A.J. Dague led Caston with a 40 in a road loss to conference rival Culver at Maxinkuckee Country Club on April 25. Colby Pugh added a 45, Bailey Zimpleman had a 55, and Luke Graham had a 58.

at Maxinkuckee Country Club, Culver, April 25

CASTON (208): A.J. Dague 40, Colby Pugh 45, Bailey Zimpleman 55, Lucas Graham 68

Caston fields incomplete team at Logansport Invite (April 23): The Caston boys golf team fielded an incomplete team at the Logansport Invitational at Dykeman Park Golf Course on April 23.

Three players represented Caston at the tournament. A.J. Dague had an 89, Colby Pugh had a 93, and Bailey Zimpleman had a 123.

Twin Lakes won the tournament, which consisted of 14 complete teams, with a 311.

at Dykeman Park Golf Course, Logansport, April 23 (par 70)

Twin Lakes 311, Kokomo 329, Logansport (red) 335, Maconaquah 337, Rensselaer 344, Lewis Cass 352, Western 358, Rochester 368, Winamac 377, McCutcheon 382, Wabash 402, Logansport (black) 436, Peru 450, Pioneer 468, Caston (incomplete team)

CASTON: A.J. Dague (45-44) 89, Colby Pugh (48-45) 93, Bailey Zimpleman (57-66) 123

Girls track

Caston finishes 11th at sectional (May 17): The Caston girls track team scored eight points and finished 11th out of 11 teams at the Bremen sectional on May 17. No Caston girls advanced to the Kokomo regional on May 24.

Ali Paul was fourth in the long jump, Delaney Strasser was seventh in the 1,600 meters, and the 4 x 400 relay was eighth.

Bremen girls sectional results: Culver Academy 181, Plymouth 99, Rochester 92, Whitko 59, Manchester 56, Bremen 42, Valley 29, Triton 29, North Miami 11, Culver 10, Caston 8

Scoring on 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for all events

Caston results

100 m

12. Kaitlyn Hutsell – 14.05 seconds, 21. Karlee Sommers – 15.50

200 m

16. Ali Paul – 31.59 seconds, 18. Madelynn Sprow – 32.98

400 m

9. Emma Stinson – 1:08.71

800 m

10. Delaney Strasser – 2:49.67, 16. Stevanna Young – 3:09.98

1,600 m

7. Delaney Strasser – 6:06.82

3,200 m

9. Stevanna Young – 14:54.92, 11. Madelynn Sprow – 16:54.23

100 m hurdles

10. Emma Stinson – 19.76 seconds, 15. Elizabeth Pierce – 20.92

300 m hurdles

11. Kaitlyn Hutsell – 58.81, 13. Elizabeth Pierce – 1:03.34

4 x 100 m relay

10. Caston (Jena Chandler, Kaitlyn Hutsell, Breana Amezquita, Emma Stinson) – 59.35

4 x 400 m relay

8. Caston (Kaitlyn Hutsell, Emma Stinson, Delaney Strasser, Ali Paul) – 4:51.43

4 x 800 m relay

(no Caston team)

Long jump

4. Ali Paul – 15-2 ¾

High jump

(no Caston athletes)

Discus

13. Tayler Shafer – 71-7, 18. Breana Amezquita – 62-1

Shot put

14. Tayler Shafer – 26-5 ½, 15. Breana Amezquita – 25-7 ½

Pole vault

(no Caston athletes)

Caston ties for 7th at Hoosier North meet (May 10): The Caston girls track team scored 28 points and finished in a tie for seventh out of eight teams at the Hoosier North meet at Knox on May 10.

Delaney Strasser was fourth in the 1,600 meters, and Emma Stinson was fourth in the 100 hurdles, and they were the highest-placing Caston athletes. Kaitlyn Hutsell was sixth in the 100 meters and the 300 hurdles. Stinson was seventh in the 400. Strasser was eighth in the 800, Stevanna Young was eighth in the 3,200, and Paul was eighth in the high jump.

The team of Strasser, Ali Paul, Stinson and Kaitlyn Hutsell was third in the 4 x 400 relay.

Hoosier North girls results at Knox: LaVille 174, Pioneer 133, North Judson 88, Winamac 74.5, Knox 55.5, Triton 39, Culver 28, Caston 28

Scoring on 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for all events

Caston results

100 m

6. Kaitlyn Hutsell – 14.13 seconds

200 m

14. Elizabeth Pierce – 35.67 seconds, 16. Jena Chandler – 36.33

400 m

7. Emma Stinson – 1:08.19

800 m

8. Delaney Strasser – 2:47.68, 13. Jena Chandler – 3:21.94

1,600 m

4. Delaney Strasser – 6:05.67, 11. Madelenn Sprow – 7:35.48

3,200 m

8. Stevanna Young – 15:59.44

100 m hurdles

4. Emma Stinson – 18.93 seconds, 10. Elizabeth Pierce – 20.99

300 m hurdles

6. Kaitlyn Hutsell – 57.58 seconds, 10. Elizabeth Pierce – 1:02.45

4 x 100 m relay

8. Caston (Ali Paul, Emma Stinson, Delaney Strasser, Kaitlyn Hutsell) – 1:02.18

4 x 400 m relay

3. Caston (Delaney Strasser, Ali Paul, Emma Stinson, Kaitlyn Hutsell) – 4:41.04

4 x 800 m relay

(no Caston team)

Long jump

10. Ali Paul – 13-5

High jump

8. Ali Paul – 4-2

Discus

10. Tayler Shafer – 74-4, 15. Breana Amezquita – 63-4

Shot put

10. Tayler Shafer – 25-7, 11. Breana Amezquita – 25-3

Pole vault

(no Caston athletes)

Caston finishes 3rd at Culver Academy (April 26): The Caston girls track team scored 19 points and finished third out of three teams in a dual at Culver Academy on April 26. The meet also included Tippecanoe Valley.

Ali Paul scored in both the long jump and high jump, Elizabeth Pierce scored in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and Delaney Strasser scored in both the 800 and 1,600 meters. Emma Stinson also scored in the 100 hurdles. Kaitlyn Hutsell and Jena Chandler both scored in the 100 meters. Tayler Shafer scored in the shot put.

Boys track

Caston scores 8 points, finishes 10th at Plymouth sectional (May 19): The Caston boys track team scored eight points and finished 10th out of 11 teams at the Plymouth sectional on May 19. No Caston athletes advanced to the Goshen regional on May 26.

Garrison Hickle was the highest-placing Caston athlete, taking sixth in the discus. Joshua Sullivan was seventh in the long jump, and Austin Dague was seventh in the 3,200 meters. The 4 x 400 relay team, which consisted of Sullivan, Corbin Smith, Dague and Chase Angot, took eighth.

Plymouth boys sectional results: Culver Academy 123, Rochester 115, Manchester 106, Bremen 78, Valley 75, Plymouth 61, Whitko 26, Triton 10, North Miami 10, Caston 8, Culver 6

Scoring on 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for all events

Caston results

100 m

14. Joshua Sullivan – 12.66 seconds, 15. Chase Angot – 12.83

200 m

17. Arrik Miller – 27.26 seconds, 19. Chase Angot – 28.71

400 m

14. Austin Dague – 1:00.48, 17. Brady Evans – 1:02.58

800 m

17. Maxwell Sommers – 2:46.36, 18. Liam Wilburn – 3:05.52

1,600 m

17. Andrew John Reyburn – 6:01.72, 18. Edgar Aguilar-Mendez – 6:31.05

3,200 m

7. Austin Dague – 11:05.46, 14. Edgar Aguilar-Mendez – 14;30.70

110 m hurdles

15. Corbin Smith – 20.56 seconds

300 m hurdles

13. Corbin Smith – 50.81 seconds

4 x 100 m relay

10. Caston (Joshua Sullivan, Corbin Smith, Liam Wilburn, Chase Angot) – 57.98 seconds

4 x 400 m relay

8. Caston (Joshua Sullivan, Corbin Smith, Austin Dague, Chase Angot) – 4:13.74

4 x 800 m relay

(no Caston team)

Long jump

7. Joshua Sullivan – 18-6 ½

High jump

(no Caston athletes)

Discus

6. Garrison Hickle – 121-3, 21. Maxwell Sommers – 70-6 ¼

Shot put

20. Maxwell Sommers – 31-6, DNP. Garrison Hickle

Pole vault

(no Caston athletes)

Caston takes 6th at Hoosier North meet at LaVille (May 12): The Caston boys track team scored 19 points and finished sixth out of eight teams at the Hoosier North meet at LaVille on May 12.

Austin Dague was the highest-placing Caston athlete, taking fourth in the 3,200 meters in 11:05.03. Garrison Hickle was fifth in the discus, Joshua Sullivan was sixth in the long jump, and Corbin Smith was seventh in the 110 hurdles.

The 4 x 400 relay, which consisted of Chase Angot, Jan Aguilar-Mendez, Smith and Dague took sixth, and the 4 x 100 relay, which consisted of Angot, Tanner Sutton, Smith and Sullivan, took seventh.

Hoosier North boys track results at LaVille: Winamac 149, LaVille 142.5, Pioneer 124, North Judson 95, Knox 53, Caston 19, Culver 18.5, Triton 15

Scoring on 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for all events

Caston results

100 m

10. Joshua Sullivan – 12.27 seconds, 12. Chase Angot – 12.64

200 m

13. Arrik Miller – 26.98 seconds

400 m

9. Brady Evans – 1:02.61

800 m

12. Liam Wilburn – 2:44.83, 13. Maxwell Sommers – 2:45.03

1,600 m

9. Andrew Reyburn – 6:08.35, 12. Edgar Aguilar-Mendez – 6:31.69

3,200 m

4. Austin Dague – 11:05.03, 10. Edgar Aguilar-Mendez – 14:25.10

110 m hurdles

7. Corbin Smith – 19.45 seconds

300 m hurdles

9. Corbin Smith – 51.19 seconds

4 x 100 m relay

7. Caston (Chase Angot, Tanner Sutton, Corbin Smith, Joshua Sullivan) – 51.85 seconds

4 x 400 m relay

6. Caston (Chase Angot, Jan Aguilar-Mendez, Corbin Smith, Austin Dague) – 4:17.18

4 x 800 m relay

(no Caston team)

Long jump

6. Joshua Sullivan – 18-7 ½, 13. Chase Angot – 15-5

High jump

DNP. Jan Aguilar-Mendez

Discus

5. Garrison Hickle – 122-4, 15. Nick Townsend – 56-0

Shot put

9. Garrison Hickle – 39-4, 16. Braden Rush – 22-4

Pole vault

(no Caston athletes)

Caston takes 3rd in meet at Culver Academy (April 26): The Caston boys track team scored 22 points and placed third in a three-way meet at Culver Academy on April 26. The meet also included Tippecanoe Valley.

Garrison Hickle scored in both the discus and shot put, Corbin Smith scored in both the 110 and 300 hurdles, and Austin Dague scored in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. Joshua Sullivan scored in the long jump.

The 4 x 100 relay team, which consisted of Chase Angot, Tanner Sutton, Smith and Sullivan, and the 4 x 400 relay, which consisted of Liam Wilburn, Sutton, Arrik Miller and A.J. Reyburn, also scored.

Football

Hickle brothers sign with Trine: Caston twin brothers Grant and Garrison Hickle have both signed with Trine University to continue their football and academic careers.

Garrison Hickle had 46 tackles, three sacks and three forced fumbles on defense. In a statement, the Caston athletic department said that Trine is scouting the 6-3, 295-pound Garrison as an offensive lineman.

Garrison was also Academic All-State and honorable mention all-Hoosier North.

Grant Hickle played quarterback, tight end, offensive guard and slotback on offense and linebacker and string safety on defense for Caston.

He led Caston in tackles on defense with 85 and added an interception. He also had 670 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on offense.

Grant was honorable mention all-Hoosier North in 2020.

Both Hickle brothers plan to major in criminal justice.



Caston football players Grant Hickle, third from left, and Garrison Hickle, fourth from left, sign with Trine University for football. Trine is an NCAA Division III school located in Angola.



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