Goshen knocks off rival Pike County 14-3

Published 9:41 pm Monday, April 15, 2019

One big inning made the difference in Goshen’s 14-3 win over rival Pike County in Brundidge on Monday night.

The game went into the fifth inning with the Eagles holding a slim 4-3 lead over the rival Bulldogs. By inning’s end the Eagles sent 12 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs.

Logan Boyce got the start of the Eagles on Monday. Boyce pitched all five innings of the shortened game. He allowed three runs on four hits. Julius Allen got the call on the mound for the Bulldogs. Allen pitched into the fifth inning before he was pulled for Vintavious Siler. Tyrese Johnson picked up the final outs in the top of the fifth inning.

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The Eagles jumped on the Bulldogs in the opening inning. Bryan Galloway led off the game with a walk and came around to score on an error. Later in the inning, McGwire Stanley picked up an RBI single to put the Eagles up 2-0 early.

With one out in the bottom of the second inning, Alex Henderson tripled and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Johnson to bring the score to 2-1.

The Eagles doubled their run total in the top of the second inning when Carson Williams was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, driving in the first run, while Jeff Warrick drove in run number two.

Just like they did in the bottom of the first, the Bulldogs immediately answered in their half of the second inning. Allen singled to left to drive in a run and two batters later Ethan Singleton singled in Allen to bring the score to 4-3.

The Eagles already scored four runs in the inning by the time Galloway strolled to the plate with the bases loaded. With one swing of the bat, Galloway added four more with a grand slam to right field. The Eagles had five hits in the inning, but they also walked five times and the Bulldog pitchers hit two others.

The Goshen Eagles return home today to take on Elba beginning at 4 p.m. Pike County hosts Red Level beginning at 4:30 p.m.