Eagles lose two in tourney

Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Eagles fell to both Geneva County and Reeltown on day one of the Elba Softball Tournament.

The Goshen Eagles scored four runs in the first inning but failed to shut down Geneva in a 7-6 loss in game one.

Sydni Garrett got the start for the Eagles pitching all four innings of the timed contest. She gave up four earned runs on five hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. The Eagles surrendered three unearned runs, thanks in large part to three errors.

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The Eagles finished with six hits against the Bulldogs. Kati Thomas was 2-2 with one run batted in and one run scored. Hannah Calhoun, Kaitlin Gamble, Casey Allen and Kate Warrick all had one hit. Gamble led the way in RBIs with two each.

Calhoun began the game with a walk before stealing second. She scored on a single by Thomas. Allen followed up with a single to score Carmen Kelly. During the play, both Thomas and Allen came around to score on an error by the pitcher, giving the Eagles 4-0 lead.

The Eagles went scoreless over the next two innings while the Bulldogs inched their way closer to the inning. They scored one run in the first, two in the third and three in the third to claim a 6-4 lead.

The Bulldogs were able to get a two-out homerun in the fourth to give them a 7-6 win.

There wasn’t much offense in the Eagle’s 3-0 loss to Reeltown on Friday evening.

Both teams combined for 11 hits and all three of the Rebel’s runs came in the third inning.

Calhoun got the start in game two for the Eagles. She pitched all five innings allowing three earned runs on six hits. She walked three batters while striking out two.

The Eagles scattered five hits throughout the ball game. Gamble, Thomas, Garrett, Warrick and Little all picked solo hits for Goshen.

Both teams failed to get anything going until the fourth inning when the Rebels scored three runs on three hits to take a 3-0 lead.

The Eagles will resume play in the Elba Tournament at 10:30 today against Slocomb.