Goshen falls big to Straughn, 15-4

Published 10:25 pm Monday, March 3, 2014

The Goshen Eagles led early on, but couldn’t keep their hot sticks going on frigid night. Straughn scored seven runs in the top of the second to retake the lead, and padded their lead in each inning to take a 15-4 win over Goshen Monday night.

The Eagles scored three runs in the first inning, including by Josh Barron on Goshen’s patented “fox and rabbit” play. Tyler Phillips, who reached on a single, took a walking lead at first, forcing the Straughn pitcher to step off the mound. The play is designed to trap the runner at first and allow the runner on third to score. This time however, the Eagles got the best of both worlds as the pitcher was called for a balk.

Carter Register later singled in Phillips, and Braxton Stewart scored on a wild pitch.

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The other Goshen run came in the fifth inning.

Despite the loss, Goshen head coach feels his team is getting better.

“We are a better team now, than when we played Straughn earlier in the season,” said Kinsaul. “We are still working to get better each and every day. We have gaps in our effort from time to time, and we can’t have that. We have to be ready to go at all times.”

Goshen will travel to Red Level on Thursday for a double header.

First pitch is set for 4 P.m. from the Hammett-Holley Sports Complex in Red Level.