Goshen hosts Highland Home

Published 8:51 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Goshen Eagles took on Highland Home in a double-header on Tuesday afternoon in Goshen.

The Eagles won game one 5-4 before finishing game two in a 14-14 tie.

The Eagles stole the lead late in game one against Highland Home. The Eagles trailed 4-3 heading into the sixth inning. The Eagles scored two in the inning and held on for the one-run win.

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Hannah Calhoun pitched a complete game for the Eagles. Calhoun allowed four total runs, only one of which was earned on four hits. She struck out nine.

The Eagles finished with 10 hits led by Calhoun and Madison Campbell, who both picked up two hits. Campbell picked up an RBI and both players scored a run. Brooke Bennett, Lexi McLendon, Morgan Wilkes, Lydia Harrison, Selena Warren and Kaci Wilkes all had one hit.

The Eagles fell behind 2-0 before answering with three runs in the bottom of the third.

Morgan Wilkes singled to center, allowing Campbell to score and Harrison drove in Morgan Wilkes with a double to center.

The Flying Squadron answered two innings later when they scored two runs in the fifth to take a one-run lead.

Heading into the sixth trailing 4-3, the Trojans got RBI singles by Campbell and McLendon to retake the lead for good at 5-4.

A total of 10 runs were scored in the sixth inning of game two, including five by Highland Home in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 14.

After the sixth inning of what was supposed to be a five-inning game, both teams decided to end the game in a tie.

McLendon got the start for the Eagles. The Flying Squadron scored 14 runs, but only two of them were earned. McLendon struck out eight batters and walked one.

The Eagles finished with 14 hits. Calhoun went 3-3 with one RBI and three runs scored. Bennett also picked three hits along with two RBI and a run scored. Kate Warrick went 3-5 with 4 RBI and a run scored. Warren finished with two hits, while Campbell, McLendon and Shepard all had one hit.

The Eagles will be back in action on April 1 when they travel to take on Brantley.