Area softball: Rochester Lourdes 14, Goodhue 0 (5 innings)Goodhue coach Chris Irvin said his team played one of the best games of the year in the prior game, only to follow that up with what he called one of its worst.
Goodhue coach Chris Irvin said his team played one of the best games of the year in the prior game, only to follow that up with what he called one of its worst.
The Wildcats struggled in the field, committing four errors. The struggles carried over to the offensive side as well, as they tallied only three hits. Goodhue managed to keep the game somewhat in reach through four innings, but the Eagles broke things open in the fifth, scoring eight runs.
Irvin said a combination of passed balls, mental and physical errors, and a few questionable calls all added up to give Rochester Lourdes easy opportunities to score in the fifth inning.
"Nothing went our way, maybe it was because of Friday the 13th," Irving jokingly said.
Anne Lodermeier pitched for Goodhue, giving up all 14 runs although only five of them were earned. She accumulated five strikeouts and didn't walk one.
Paige Gadient led off the game with a double, but the Wildcats failed to get the big hit to put them on the board. Meta Stern and Brooke Bitzan provided the other two hits for Goodhue.
Morgan Maiers pitched a gem for Lourdes. She pitched a complete game and only gave Goodhue three hits.
With the loss, Goodhue fell to 2-11 overall and 2-10 in the Hiawatha Valley League. It travels to Faribault today for a tournament. It starts the day off with a 9 a.m. game against Faribault Bethlehem Academy and follows that with a 10:30 a.m. game against United South Central. The team's final game will be played at 2 p.m. and the opponent is undetermined.