Goshen tied for No.1 in area

Published 10:04 pm Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Goshen Lady Eagles fell to Zion Chapel Thursday night, leaving them tied for the top area spot.

After going head-to-head for three innings, Goshen was defeated 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh at Zion Chapel.

Head Coach Dee Hughes said the team, that defeated the Rebels Wednesday, led off running in three innings but didn’t follow through.

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“We led off with a double by Sidney Sullivan, and we weren’t able to advance our runners,” Hughes said. “That happened in the third, fourth and sixth innings.”

While the game didn’t end in their favor, Hughes said the Eagles started off strong, with two singles by Amanda Griggs and Rachel Senn backed by Alli Warrick’s double to score two runs.

The Rebels scored their first run on the Eagles in the bottom of the third, followed by a double in the fourth to tie the teams.

“We had an error on a play where we went for the play at the plate instead of going to first, so they scored,” Hughes said.

The Eagles held on for three more innings, but they fell to a double at the bottom of the seventh.

This loss came just one day after the Eagles defeated Zion Chapel in a seating game.

“Anytime we’re going to play Zion Chapel, it’s going to be a close game, and it came down to we made a couple errors at a key time,” Hughes said.

The Eagles final area game will be played against Highland Home Monday, and the team will work on defense to prepare for a win.

“We’re going to work on our defense and kind of go over some of the mistakes we made today,” Hughes said. “We’ll go over our situations and get ready for Monday.”