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No. 7 Caston softball socks North White in 5 innings

Caston baseball loses first game to Winamac; second game postponed


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Softball

Caston 12, North White 1 (5 innings, Monday): Kinzie Mollenkopf pitched a four-hitter with one walk and eight strikeouts, and Isabel Scales singled twice and homered for the visiting Lady Comets in a win over sectional rival North White Monday.

Eillie Deming had two hits, and Chloie Cook, Raven Ernie, Annie Harsh, Macee Hinderlider, Rebekah Milburn, Layne Oliver and Addison Zimpleman had one hit each.

Caston scored five runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed.

Caston 12, North White 1 (5 innings)

Caston 541 02 – 12

North White 000 10 – 1

WP – Kinzie Mollenkopf (5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K)

LP – Carter (5 IP, 13 H, 12 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 4 K)

HR – Isabel Scales (CAS)

North Judson at Caston, ppd.: The North Judson-Caston softball game scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed to Thursday due to inclement weather. Start time is 6 p.m. at Caston.

Class 1A, No. 7 Caston is 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the Hoosier North.

The Northfield-Caston game scheduled for Thursday has been canceled.

Baseball

Winamac 8, Caston 3 (Monday): Caleb Seymour had three hits at the plate and also fanned 10 on the mound, Hayden Clark had three RBIs, and Paxton Wallace hit a solo homer to lead the visiting Warriors past Caston in the Hoosier North opener for both teams Monday.

Russell Compton also had three hits as part of Winamac’s 16-hit attack. Mitchell Bonnell, Tyler Perry, Clark and Dylan Brown added two hits each. Carter Field had a single.

Brown also had two RBIs, and Perry and Seymour had one RBI each.

Seymour went five innings for the win. He allowed six hits and three runs (all earned) while walking four, hitting a batter and striking out 10.

Clark pitched two scoreless innings to close it out. He allowed two hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out six.

Junior shortstop Joey Spin had three hits and drove in all three runs for Caston. Carter See also had three hits. Adam Rush added a double, and Kade Zeider had a single.

Zeider allowed 16 hits and eight runs (seven earned) in six innings and took the loss. He walked none and struck out six. Pete DuVall pitched a hitless seventh in relief.

Caston stole five bases, including two by See.

Winamac scored two runs in the top of the first and never trailed. Leading 4-3 after five innings, they tacked on four insurance runs in the top of sixth.

Winamac 8, Caston 3

Winamac 202 004 0 – 8 16 1

Caston 102 000 0 – 3 8 2

WP – Caleb Seymour (5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 HBP, 10 K)

LP – Kade Zeider (6 IP, 16 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 6 K)

2B – Caleb Seymour (WIN), Joey Spin (CAS), Adam Rush (CAS)

HR – Paxton Wallace (WIN)

Caston at Winamac, ppd.: The Caston-Winamac baseball game scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed to Thursday due to inclement weather. Start time is 5:30 p.m. at Winamac.

The Warriors beat Caston 8-3 Monday in the first game of their two-game series.

The Peru-Caston and Twin Lakes-Winamac games scheduled for Thursday have been postponed.

Caston 8, North White 6 (Thursday): Trailing 3-2 going into the bottom of the fifth, Caston

Joey Spin

scored six times to take the lead for good in a win over sectional rival North White Thursday.

Joey Spin had three hits and a run scored at the plate and also pitched six innings without allowing an earned run for the win. Pete DuVall pitched a scoreless seventh for the save.

Spin allowed 11 hits while walking two and striking out nine. Caston committed four errors which led to six unearned runs for North White.

Carter See doubled and drove in three runs. Cam Kline singled and had two RBIs. Adam Rush had a hit, an RBI and a run scored. Jessie Rock-Wolf also had an RBI.

North White outhit Caston 12-6, but North White pitchers walked seven and hit a batter.

“We were able to come up with some clutch hits in the fifth inning to put together a six-run inning,” Caston coach Blake Mollenkopf said in a statement. “We struggled at the plate as a team, but I credit our guys for finding a way to get the job done.”

Caston 8, North White 6

North White 000 033 0 – 6 12 2

Caston 000 260 X – 8 6 4

WP – Joey Spin (6 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K)

LP – Sloan (5 IP, 5 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 7 BB, 1 HBP, 7 K)

2B – Sloan (NW), Garrett (NW), Carter See (CAS)

Caston 11, Knox 1 (JV, 5 innings, Friday): Preston Holderfield and Rowan Jellison had two hits each for the Caston JV in a home win over Knox Friday.

Ryan Spin added an RBI single, Pete DuVall had an RBI groundout, and Grant Yadon also had an RBI.

Jellison got the win on the mound, allowing three hits and one run over five innings. He walked none and struck out three.

Caston 11, Knox 1 (JV, 5 innings)

Knox 100 00 – 1 3 7

Caston 211 34 – 11 8 3

WP – Rowan Jellison (5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K)

Boys golf

Dague wins medalist honors at Caston Invite: Led by medalist A.J. Dague’s 82, the Caston boys golf team shot a 417 and finished second out of nine teams at the Caston Invitational at Pond View Golf Course in Star City Saturday.

Dague, a sophomore, was competing in his first career 18-hole prep tournament.

Other Caston scores included Dominic Herseman’s 100, Dean Sylvain’s 117 and Colby Pugh’s 118.

Track

Strasser wins 800 in meet vs. North Miami, Manchester: Caston’s Delaney Strasser won the 800 meters and took second in the 1,600 in a three-way meet against Manchester and North Miami Monday. Strasser was the only Caston athlete to win an individual event.

Other Caston scorers included Bailey Turnpaugh, who was second in the 200 and fourth in the 100; Hannah Kirisits, who was third in the 300 hurdles and fourth in the 100 hurdles; Emma Stinson, who was third in the 100 hurdles; Mackenzi Roudebush, who was third in the 3,200; and Stevanna Young, who was fourth in the 1,600 in her first meet of the season.

Caston scored 20 points. Team scores were not provided to RTC.

In the boys meet, Kobi Martindale won both the discus and shot put, and Austin Dague won the 3,200.

Other Caston scorers included Edison Byrum, who was second in the 1,600 and third in the 800; Jake Paschen, who was second in the 100 and fourth in the 200; Brady Evans, who was second in both the 400 and 110 hurdles and third in the high jump; Chase Angot, who was third in the 200; Greg Brault, who was third in the long jump; Corbin Smith, who was fourth in the 300 hurdles; and Alex Hernandez, who was fourth in the shot put.

Caston scored 41 points. Team scores were not provided to RTC.

North Judson 79, Caston 49, LaCrosse 20 (girls, Thursday)

North Judson 94, Caston 63, LaCrosse 0 (boys, Thursday)

Ali Paul won two individual events, and Emma Stinson also won two blue ribbons, but host North Judson beat Caston in a three-way girls meet that also included LaCrosse Thursday.

Paul won the 400 meters and high jump. Stinson won the 100 hurdles. Stinson also was a member of the victorious 4 x 400 relay team.

Other Caston scorers included Hannah Kirisits, who was second in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and long jump; Bailey Turnpaugh, who was second in the 100 and 200; Delaney Strasser, who was second in the 800 and third in the 1,600; Autumn Garling, who was third in the 400; Mackenzi Roudebush, who was third in the 3,200; Elizabeth Pierce, who was third in the long jump; and Tayler Shafer, who was third in the discus and fourth in the shot put.

The 4 x 100 relay team took third.

In the boys meet, Caston also finished second behind North Judson behind six first-place individual finishes. Edison Byrum won both the 800 and 1,600, Kobi Martindale won the discus and shot put, Brady Evans won the 110 hurdles, and Austin Dague won the 3,200.

Caston also won the 4 x 800 relay.

Other Caston scorers included Ethan Amezquita, who was second in the 400; Greg Brault, who was second in the long jump; Jake Paschen, who was third in the 100 and 200; Corbin Smith, who was third in the 300 hurdles; Edgar Aguilar, who was third in the 1,600; Bailey Collins, who was third in the 800; Alex Hernandez, who was third in the shot put; Tim Lee, who was fourth in the 300 hurdles and long jump; Chase Brault, who was fourth in the 100; Tanner Sutton, who was fourth in the 400; Chase Angot, who was fourth in the 200; and Cory Brault, who was fourth in the 1,600.


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