Goshen JV drops game to Flying Squadron

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 30, 2001

Sports Writer

Last weekend, shortly before Spring Break,, the Goshen Junior Varsity baseball team were unable to come up with its first victory of the season as they an 11-9 decision to the Highland Home Junior Varsity Flying Squadron.

Early in the game, the Eagles (0-2) appeared headed to an easy victory as they held a 9-1 advantage after 2 1/2 innings of play. However, the Eagles unraveled as the Flying Squadron scored 11 unanswered runs to earn the win. What made matters worse was that the Eagles committed several errors with many players playing out of position due to the two week holiday.

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Goshen head coach Chad Dube said the Eagles made the mistake of getting complacent in the latter stages of the game assuming it was in the bag.

"It was a lack of discipline," Dube said. "They took it for granted they were going to win. They didn’t do things successful late as they did early in the game. I was pleased with the effort for the first four innings. We had five hits in the first inning alone and played solid defense until late in the game. We just didn’t finish it."

Goshen’s Brandon Penny was 2-for-2, scored once and drove in three runs before having to leave the game with a dislocated thumb after sliding into home plate in the third inning. Dube said the status of Penny’s injury is currently unknown.

Others who contributed included hard luck pitcher Brandon Walters going 2-for-5 scoring and driving in one run, while Lonnie Maddox was 1-for-2 with two runs scored in a losing cause.

The junior varsity team returns to action on Monday when they host Highland Home in a rematch at 3:30 p.m. in Goshen.

Meanwhile, the varsity squad (1-6, 0-2) takes the diamond again on Tuesday when they host Red Level in an area game at 3:30 p.m.