Goshen sweeps Houston County doubleheader
Published 11:20 am Friday, February 25, 2022
The Goshen Eagles (5-0) remained undefeated on Feb. 24 picking up a pair of home wins over Houston County by a combined score of 21-1.
In the first game, Goshen jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and scored four more runs to take a 7-0 lead going into the fourth inning. Houston County managed to score its only run of the day in the top of the fifth inning, but the Eagles secured the win with four more runs in the bottom of the fifth.
The Eagles went 9-for-24 at the plate as a team and Andrew Galloway led the way going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run with a double. Peyton Stamey also went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Jacob Powell went 2-for-3 with a run. Nick Walters scored three runs and both Danny Cooper and CJ Thompson scored two runs each. Tyler McLendon and Hunter Nobles scored one run.
Cole Brooks, Thompson & Cooper each earned a double play on defense, while Stamey pitched all five innings. Stamey mowed down 10 batters, while giving up just two hits and one run. Of Stamey’s 73 pitches, 51 were strikes.
Hunter Hires scored Houston County’s lone run and Hayden Barber and Hunter Rowland earned the only hits for the school.
In game two, Goshen scored three runs in the first inning and then sealed the deal with seven runs in the fourth inning to pick up the 10-0 win.
Galloway, McLendon, Cooper and Stamey earned one run each, while Galloway, McLendon and Cooper earned two runs each. Walters, Stamey and Jacob Saupe scored one run.
Galloway pitched all five innings and struck out eight batters, while giving up five hits and no runs.
Timothy McDonald, Camden Thomas, Barber, Rowland and Jeremiah Hall earned one each hit. Rowland pitched all four innings and struck out seven batters, while giving up four hits and 10 runs. Only two of those runs were earned runs, however. Goshen’s eight other runs came on defensive errors.