Goshen loses, still wins
Goshen's and Charles Henderson's junior varsity teams met in the final game of the Lady Eagle Invitational Saturday.
The Trojans won the final game of the round robin tournament 1-0 and forced a three-way tie for first place in the tournament. Marbury defeated Highland Home to also finish 2-1.
However, the Eagles won the tournament via a tie-breaker. Charles Henderson finished second and Marbury finished third. Highland Home was left out of the win column with an 0-3 tourney record.
Goshen defeated Marbury but lost to Charles Henderson. Charles Henderson lost to Marbury but defeated Goshen. The first tiebreaker was, of course, head-to-head records, but since the three teams involved all beat each other, the second tie breaker was used.
The second tie breaker was runs allowed. Goshen and Charles Henderson tied with the fewest runs allowed, each surrendering eight runs in three games. Marbury was thus eliminated.
The final tie breaker used was runs scored. Goshen scored 21 runs in its three games, but Charles Henderson managed only 13 runs. Therefore, the Lady Eagles took home the championship.
The difference ended up being the Highland Home game. Goshen defeated Highland Home 19-6, but Charles Henderson won by the score of 10-2.
In Goshen's victory, Ashley Miniard clubbed in five runs while batting three-for-four. Candi Kilpatrick and Candi Faulkner each batted two-for-four and Kristin Ricks batted two-for-three and knocked in four runs.
Goshen needed a late rally to defeat Marbury in its second game of the day. The Lady Eagles trailed most of the game and entered the final inning trailing 1-0. Goshen scored two runs in the final inning, including the game winner on a squeeze bunt.
Charles Henderson lost its first game of the day to Marbury 6-2. The Trojans bounced back with a 10-2 victory over Highland Home in the second game.