Goshen baseball falls in
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 1, 2000
first home game of the year
By KEVIN PEARCEY
It has been a year of growing pains early on for the Goshen boys’ baseball team and yesterday Area opponent Saint James didn’t provide any medicine for GHS beating them 14-1 at Eagles Field.
The Trojans powerful hitting, combined with numerous mistakes and eras by Goshen, made for a long day at the park for Coach Chad Dube’s Eagles.
A second inning onslaught by Saint James’ Speed McDonald and his teammates proved to be too much for GHS. McDonald knocked a homer over the left fence to bring in three runs and helped the Trojans build a commanding 9-0 lead in the top of the second inning, before Eagles relief pitcher Averick Rogers and his defense were able to retire the side.
GHS was unable to muster hardly any offense against the visitors, partly due to Saint James pitching. In the bottom of the second, Eagles’ batters Lionel Potts, Brandon Hooks and Mylo Jones, were all sent to the bench with clock-like precision by the Saint James pitcher.
The Trojans scored four more runs in the third inning, before the Eagles were in position to score for the first time. Goshen’s Dee Brundidge hit a single into right field to load up the bases, but Saint James was able to recover and give up just one run to GHS during the inning.
Next up the Eagles will face St. Highland Home next Tuesday at home with the first pitch to be thrown at 3:30 p.m.