Goshen gets respect, routs HA

Published 11:52 pm Thursday, March 28, 2013


The Goshen Lady Eagle softball team wanted it all season long, and finally got it Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Eagles swept a double header in Brundidge against Pike County and Houston Academy, applying the mercy rule in both games played.

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Goshen (8-1) came alive late in the contest to blow past No. 2 ranked Houston Acedemy 11-1.

Lady Eagle head coach Dee Hughes said that her team has played well all year long, and that the win was a big confidence booster.

“The believe that they can beat anyone in the state of Alabama,” said Hughes. “They are confident in their abilities and work hard to earn the respect they deserve.”

Goshen trailed 1-0 after four innings against the Raiders from Dothan, but responded in the top of the fifth with four runs to take the lead.

In the fifth, Goshen got a two out rally when the top of the order reeled off five consecutive hits, including three doubles, to plate four runs.

The Lady Eagles tacked on seven insuracne runs in the sixth inning, including a three-run home run by Katelyn Gameble to cap off the Goshen scoring.

“It wasn’t as easy as it looked,” said Hughes. “We had to make adjustments throughout the game, and finally got the bats to come alive. This team never quits, and believes in themselves. This is a special group.”

The Lady Eagles return to the diamond on Monday at Elba. The game will open region play for Goshen.

First pitch is set for 4:30 P.m.