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LHS '57 Football Seniors


(Bottom row left to right) Jerry Hoover, Rex Harris, Phil Berndt, Tom Castaldi and Everett Thomas:
(Center row) Coach Harvey Roberts, Harry "Hob" Elliott, Dave Loner, Joe Sabatini, and Asst. Coach Jim Hollibaugh.
(Top row) Buzzy Iles, Larry Long, John O'Neill and Jim Goldstine.
The Logansport Pharos Tribune, Saturday evening, April 6, 1957

Weather Threatens LHS Spring Sports Openers

Baseball and Track Teams Start Monday

     Seven Events Scheduled Next Week – Berry Golfers At Rochester Tuesday and Logan Tennis Team Goes to Peru Wednesday

 

                                                         Monday

Track – Rochester at Logan

Baseball -  Winamac at Logan

Tuesday

Golf – Logan at Rochester

Wednesday

Tennis – Logan at Peru

Baseball – North Manchester at Logan

Thursday

Track – Logan, Delphi and West Lafayette at Delphi

Friday

Tennis – Plymouth at Logan

 

 

     All four Logansport high school spring sports teams will swing into action next week with an ambitious seven-event program planned.          

     At least that’s what the respective schedules say. But without the weatherman’s cooperation, the athletic activity certainly will be curtailed.

     Coach Rex Hunter’s baseball nine and Coach Fred Kinder’s track unit must take the first plunge Monday.   And with water covering the track and the baseball diamond mostly mud, it might require that plunge.

     Rochester is slated to provide Logansport’s initial track competition at the Stadium, while the Winamac Indians will match baseball skill with the Berries at Riverside Park.

     “Who will compete in what events is anybody’s guess right now,” Kinder complained. “The weather has been so bad this past week that we still haven’t gotten our time trials in.”

     The Berries’ cider mentor feared his boys would lose the benefit of all previous conditioning, because of their inability to run on the track. The field events entries haven’t done any jumping or throwing all week.

     Kinder and Hunter accomplished something Friday. Track and baseball game suits were distributed to the athletes.

     Rochester and Winamac coaches voice similar complaints about the weather.  The Zebras have twice postponed a triangular meet against Winamac and Bremen, but had the benefit of an indoor meet with Culver and the Hoosier Relays at Bloomington.

     Next on the line will be Coach Harold Jamison’s golf unit with a Tuesday match scheduled at Rochester.  The Berries’ opener Thursday against Peru was cancelled by the ice and rain storm.

     The tennis team, under the direction of Coach Bob Sum, travels to Peru Wednesday for a match with the Tiger contingent.

     Second appearances for the week are set Wednesday in baseball here with North Manchester, Thursday in track with Delphi and West Lafayette at Delphi and Friday in tennis with Plymouth at Riverside park courts.

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The Logansport Pharos Tribune, (following the April 6, 1957 “Weather Threatens LHS Spring Sports Openers” article) probably April 8, 1957.

LHS Baseball, Track Openers Are Delayed

Weather May Continue to Balk Spring Sports for Loganberries All Week

     Candidates for Logansport high school track and baseball teams returns to Berry Bowl today for workout that may extend most of this week.

     Steady rain Sunday, followed by another snow storm this morning ruled out any possibility of conducting the opening engagements for both sports.

     Coach Fred Kinder’s cindermen were scheduled to entertain the Rochester Zebras today at the LHS Stadium, while Coach Rex Hunter’s diamond nine was set to host the Winamac Indians at Riverside park.

     Since telephone communications to both Rochester and Wniamac were still out, the two coaches could not reschedule the matches at this time.

     Several days of sun and warmer weather are required to dry out the track and baseball diamond sufficiently for competition.

     The berries’ next baseball date is Wednesday against North Manchester, while the following day the track team is slated to meet Delphi and West Lafayette at Delphi.  It’s doubtful either will be held on schedule.

     Loganberry golfers have a Tuesday engagement at Rochester against the Zebra linksmen and the tennis squad is down for a match at Peru Wednesday.

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The Logansport High School The Magpie , April 12, 1957

Frankfort, Logan Play Baseball Here

     Loganberries baseball squad will be the host of two teams during the week of Apr. 15, both of which are in the North Central Conference.

     The Berries will come in contact with Frankfort on Tues., Apr. 16, at 4:00 P.M. at the Riverside diamond.

     Last year the Berries played the Hot Dogs and defeated them 10-5.

     The next game will be on Thursday when they will meet the New Castle Trojans here.

     The Trojans were thumped last year by a score of 5-3.

     The following week they will also play two games, one on Tuesday and the other on Thursday.

     They are also N.C.C. games. The first one will be at Kokomo, where Kokomo was beaten by the locals last year.   The next one will be at Muncie who was defeated by L.H.S. 1-0.

     Then, on May 2, the locals will invade Indianapolis to play Tech who trounced Logan 9-6 last year.

     The baseball squad last year played 9 games in the North Central Conference and when the season had ended, the Berries had won 4 and lost 5.

     The varsity squad has been named for this year. The members are: pitchers – Everett Thomas, Joe Kasch, Bill Cuppy, Allen Thomas, Larry Jones, and Tom Shook; fielders – (left) Pat O’Connor, (center) Fred Schue, (right) Ed Watson; 1st base – Bill Platt, Dave Dickerson, 2nd base – Tom Castaldi, Larry cart; 3rd base – Dave Loner, Don Kesler; shortstop – Phil Berndt, Jim Sweet; catcher -   Hobby Elliott.

     These boys are those who will probably start on the baseball team except pitchers. Pat O’Connor, Fred Schue, Ed Watson, Bill Platt, Tom Castaldi, Dave Loner, Phil Berndt, and Hobby Elliott.

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The Logansport Press, Wednesday, April 24, 1957
Logan Nine Opens NCC Play By Smashing Kokomo 13-5

Butch Jones Hurls 3-Hitter in Firs Outing; Golf Team Divides

Tennis Squad Nicked by Muncie Central 4-3

     Coach Rex Hunter's Loganberry baseballers, stymied by weather for over two weeks, finally got the 1957 season under way Tuesday afternoon by belting the Kokomo Wildcats in a North Central Conference match at Kokomo 13 to 5.
   The Berries, shaky at the start, started by spotting Kokomo three rounds in the first inning as junior right handed hurler Larry (Butch) Jones walked the first three batters, fanned the fourth, walked the fifth to send over a run and then an error let in two more tallies. Jones settled down and then fanned the next two batsmen.
   Logan came back with a bang in the second inning to shove over five runs and led the rest of the way. The Berries tallied three more times in the fourth four in the fifth and one in the sixth while the Kats got two runs across on walks and errors in the fifth.
   Jones allowed only three hits, a scratch infield single in the second inning and two other singles in the seventh frame. None of them proved harmful. Jones fanned nine and walked nine.
   The Berries, meanwhile, laced three Kat pitchers for 13 solid hits, seven of them for extra bases. Eddie Watson had two doubles, Fred Schue smacked a triple and double, Harry (Hobby) Elliott got a triple and Dave Loner walloped two doubles. Loner tallied four RBIs with his hitting and Schue got 3 RBIs.
   Bob Linzey, Kokomo starting hurler, was shelled from the mound in the second inning and Ken Morgan, his replacement, was bombed out in the fourth. Gene Gattman finished although he was given the same treatment as his mates.
     Coach Rex Hunter used 18 ballplayers in the NCC game while the Kats used 13.
     Today the Berry JV squad will battle Akron's Flyers at Riverside park at 4'o clock with Frosh right hander Harry Dahl scheduled to do the pitching assisted by Billy Cuppy, a sophomore, and Charles (Butch) Meade, a freshman. On Thursday the Berries play at Muncie Central in an NCC match with Everett Thomas, senior pitcher, scheduled to work, Muncie lost to Marion yesterday 3-1.

 

 Summary:

 Logansport

 AB

R

H

E

 Watson, rf

4

2

2

1

 Shook, rf

0

0

0

0

  Schue, cf

4

2

2

0

  Kasch, cf

0

0

0

0

 Elliott, c

4

1

1

0

 Berndt, ss

2

2

2

0

 Sweet, ss

1

0

0

2

 Loner, 3b

4

1

2

0

  Kesler, 3b

0

0

0

0

 Jones, p

5

1

1

0

 O'Connor, lf

3

1

1

0

 E. Thomas, lf

2

0

0

0

 Platt, 1b

2

1

0

1

 Dickerson, 1b

0

0

0

0

 Castaldi, 2b

2

1

1

1

 Cart, 2b

1

1

1

0

 A. Thomas xx

1

0

0

0

  Cuppy, 2b

0

0

0

0

  Totals

35

13

13

4

  xx - Struck Out for Castaldi in 5th.

 

  Kokomo

 AB

R

H

E

 Howard, 1b

2

2

1

0

  Wooley, 3b

2

2

0

0

 Swing, ss

3

1

0

3

  Molock, rf-1b

4

0

0

0

  Linzey, p-lf

0

0

0

0

  Gattman, p

1

0

0

0

 Hickman, c

4

0

1

0

 Gilliam, lf

1

0

0

0

 Fuller, rf

1

0

1

0

 Morgan, p

1

0

0

0

 Dyer, cf

2

0

0

0

  Thomison, 2b

3

0

0

2

 Totals

26

5

3

5

 

 Scoring:

 Logan

 050

 341

0-13

 Kokomo

 300

 020

 0-5


 

RBI - Watson 2, Schue 3, Elliott, Loner 4, O'Connor, Platt, Castaldi, Hickman 2, Linzey.
Triples - Schue, Elliott. Doubles - Watson 2, Schue, Loner 2. SO Jones 9, Morgan 4. Gattman 4, BB- off Jones 9, off Morgan 2, off Gattman 1. Hit by Pitcher by Linzey (Berndt). DP - Berndt to Castaldi to Platt. LOB - Logan 10, Kokomo 7. Pitcher Jones. Loser Linzey. Time 2:30.


The Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Friday Evening, April 26, 1957
Run-Happy Berries Crush Muncie Central, 16-1

LHS Scores Second Conference Victory

Everett Thomas Tosses Four-Hitter as Teammates increase Week's Run total to 29 in Two Games

      Scoring 29 runs in two North Central conference baseball games represents a lot of running. But Coach Rex Hunter recommends such exercise for the boys.
     The Loganberries stomped Central of Muncie, 16 to 1, Thursday at the Bearcats' field, two days after trouncing Kokomo, 13 to 5, in the den of the Wildcats.
     This display of power sent the undefeated Berries to a fast start in their quest for conference honors. They'll shoot for victories No. 3 and 4 next week - playing New Castle Monday at Riverside park and traveling to Tech of Indianapolis Thursday.
     Logansport batsmen were forced to share the spotlight with senior righthander Everett Thomas, who mowed down the Bearcats on a four-hitter. He fanned six and walked three.
     It was sweet revenge for a 1 to 0 licking handed the Berries last year at Fairview park, particularly for Thomas who was the losing pitcher on that occasion.
     Logansport combed the offerings of three Muncie pitchers for 10 hits and welcomed seven bases on balls and eight Bearcat errors.
     Coach Hunter's club scored three times in both the first and second innings, then iced the verdict with a six-run blast in the third.
     Hunter cleared the bench after that and Logansport still picked up four additional tallies in the lat innings.
     Eddie Watson scored four runs, wile reserve second-baseman Larry Cart collected two straight hits during his brief stay in the game. Only extra base knocks were a bases-loaded triple by Larry Jones and a two-run double by Dave Loner.
     Logansport committed five errors, three by reserves. Only one figured in Muncie scoring, however.


 Summary:

 Logansport

 AB

R

H

E

 Watson, rf

3

4

1

0

 Schue, cf

4

2

0

0

 Kasch, cf

0

0

0

0

 Elliott, c

4

1

1

0

 Berndt, ss

4

1

1

1

 Loner, 3b

3

2

1

0

 O'Connor, lf

3

2

1

0

Platt, 1b

1

1

0

1

  Castaldi , 2b

1

0

0

0

E Thomas, p
4
1
1
0
Kasch, rf
1
0
0
0
Sweet, ss-c
1
1
1
2
Cuppy, ss    
0
0
0
0
Kesler, 3b
0
1
0
1
Shook, lf
1
0
0
0
Dickerson, 1b
1
0
0
0
Cart, 2b
2
2
2
0
A Thomas xx
1
0
0
0
Jones  zz
1
0
1
0

Totals

36

16

10

5

 xx - Struck Out for Platt in 5th.

zz - Tripled for Castaldi in 3rd.

 Summary:

 Muncie Central

 AB

R

H

E

 Walling, 2b

3

4

1

0

VanDyke 2b

4

2

0

0

Jarvis, ss

0

0

0

0

Lockard, lf

4

1

1

0

Campbell, 3b

4

1

1

1

Taylor, cf

3

2

1

0

Hofheinze, 1b
3

2

1

0

Crouse, c

1

1

0

1

Wood, rf

1

0

0

0

Crow, rf
4
1
1
0
Abergast, p
1
0
0
0
Cunningham, p
1
1
1
2
Benson, p    
0
0
0
0

Totals

25

1

4

8

 

 Scoring:

  Logan

 336

 110

2-16

Muncie Central

 000

 001

  0-1


RBI - Schue 1, Elliott 1, Loner 2, Platt 1, Jones 3, Cart 3. Triple - Jones. Double - Loner. SB- Berndt. Sac Fly - Schue, Elliott, SO - Thomas 6, Cunningham 2, Benson 3, BB-off Thomas 3, off Abergast 2, off Cunningham 4, off Benson 2. Hit by Pitcher - by Abergast (Castaldi). DP - Castaldi to Platt. LOB - Logan 8, Muncie Central 8. Winning Pitcher - E. Thomas. Loser - Abergast . Umpires - Ray Wall and Odie Barnett. Time 2:05.