Eagles outlast Red Level

Published 3:00 am Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Goshen Eagles put up one of their better offensive performances despite the cold weather in their 16-9 win over Red Level on Tuesday evening.

The win for the Eagles improves their record on the season to 5-4.

“We had some guys in the lineup that are starting to hit the ball,” said Eagles head coach Robby Kinsaul. “We have been needing that for quite a while. We hit the ball much better.”

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The Eagles finished with 14 hits on the night. The Eagles have been looking for that performance at the plate all season long.

“Usually when it’s cold you struggle a little bit more hitting the ball,” Kinsaul said. “It was a reverse role last night. It was a little bit different.”

Brian Redmon reached base twice and scored twice for the Eagles. Jackson Kyzar had two hits and also scored two runs, while Cory Peterson had two hits, including a triple, and scored three runs. Taten Phillips led the Eagles with three hits and also scored two runs.

“Overall, they put together a lot better game,” Kinsaul said. “We started to hit the ball in the gaps. We started to find something last night.”

The Eagles also received a long-awaited performance out of starting pitcher Dalton Bunce on Tuesday night. Bunce pitched five innings and tallied eight strikeouts on his way to earning the win for the Eagles.

“He did much better,” Kinsaul said. “I told him when I took him out that he had a much better game and he did a much better job handling his pitch count last night, which is something that we have been trying to work on with him.”

The Eagles scored seven runs in the sixth inning after picking up hits by Peterson, Kyzar, and two hits by Phillips.

The Eagles will be back in action on Friday when they host Central Hayneville at 4 p.m.