Vikings top Berries in 17 innings


Caleb Landrum. Photo by Steve Clark.

Caleb Landrum pitched shutout ball for the final seven innings and started the game-winning rally in the 17th inning to lead the Huntington North High School baseball team over host Logansport, 5-3, on Thursday, May 15.

Landrum, 4-0 on the season, led off the top of the 17th with a single through the left side, and Thomas Parker took over as a pinch-runner. Blake Gray then singled, and after Austin Hale struck out, pinch-hitter Logan Green drew a walk to load the bases. Derek Snyder then broke the deadlock with a sacrifice fly to right field, and Devon Goelz added a second run on a base hit.

Landrum then threw a scoreless bottom half of the frame to push HNHS to 15-4 on the season.

Snyder, Connor West, Mitch Hughes and Blake Gray each had three hits to lead the Vikings, with all three of West's being two-baggers. Hughes had a pair of doubles among his three hits.

Logansport scored single runs in the first and third innings and both teams scored a run in the fourth as Logansport took a 3-1 lead. Hughes and West each knocked in a run with a double in the fifth to deadlock the game.

Landrum gave up just three hits, with three strikeouts and four walks in 7.2 innings. Austin Hale started and went the first 7.1, yielding three runs, one earned, on six hits, with eight strikeouts and three walks. Kory Goodrich went two scoreless frames, giving up one hit, with two strikeouts and two walks.

Dustin Clements, the second of two Logansport pitchers, got the loss, yielding two runs on 10 hits in 10 innings, with seven strikeouts and four walks.

Berry starter Kyle Jordan went the first seven innings, giving up two earned run on seven hits, with eight strikeouts and no walks.

The Vikings' first run of the game was a gift from Logansport as Gray singled and came home on a Berry error on Hale's grounder.