Goshen holds on to win

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 8, 2000

8-5 over Highland Home


Sports Writer

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The Goshen boys’ baseball team took an 8-5 decision over the Highland Home Flying Squadron yesterday at Eagle Field.

After a couple of errors by the Goshen infield and a single, Highland Home had the bases loaded with the tying run at first. But pitcher Brandon Hooks recovered to strike out the next Squadron batter and the Eagles got the final out of the game on a ground out play.

After the game, Eagles head coach Chad Dube said he was proud of the job his young pitcher did.

"Brandon Hooks pitched a great game today," he said. "The big thing we wanted him to do was to stay confident and aggressive. He did that and he was successful."

Dube also was also glad to see his team come alive at the plate. Down 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth, Goshen scored four runs to take the lead for good.

"That was a big inning," Dube said. "The guy’s came through in the clutch for us. We’ve had a big problem with that so far in the season. We’ve had opportunities like today in past games but we’ve never cashed in. But finally today we started putting things together and got players in position to score with some timely hits."

Goshen didn’t have long to celebrate their victory over the Flying Squadron. Immediately following the game, the Eagles had to board the bus and head over to Brundidge for a 7:00pm match with the Pike County Bulldogs.