Eagles get by Geneva County for 7-4 win

Published 3:00 am Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Goshen Eagles 7-4 win over Geneva County on Tuesday inspired confidence in Coach Robby Kinsaul.

“It was a good feeling,” Kinsaul said of the Eagles’ (3-4) second win in a row. “I am glad we are playing better baseball. The most impressive thing to me was the amount of confidence Evan Rose had on the mound.”

The young pitcher, Evan Rose earned the win after lasting six innings.

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“He did a really good job commanding the strike zone,” Kinsaul said. “He kept his pitch count down, which is really big.”

The Eagles have struggled with high pitch counts and Rose reversed the trend.

“He was at about 64 percent in his strike to ball ration … which is way better,” Kinsaul said. “He hasn’t pitched in a varsity game in two years. He is getting his confidence back.”

The Eagles also were able to stay patient at the plate and get the timely hits when needed.

“We were more patient at the plate,” Kinsaul said. “We got some hits mixed in with some walks. We have some guys hitting the ball hard.”

Brian Redmon led the way with three hits; Cory Peterson had two; and Brock Snyder, Hunter Williams and Addison Hand all had one hit.

The Eagles scored two runs in the first inning after getting singles by Redmon and Williams and a double by Peterson. Redmon and Peterson both came around to score in the inning.

They added four more runs in the fifth after getting hits by Redmon, Snyder and Peterson.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Monday when they host the Pike County Bulldogs in a double-header beginning at 4 p.m.