Area baseball: Goodhue 8, Blooming Prairie 7The host Wildcats' shaky start Thursday was erased by a big comeback in the late innings.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The host Wildcats' shaky start Thursday was erased by a big comeback in the late innings.
Goodhue starting pitcher Dustin Thomforde struggled, walking eight batters in the first two innings.
"It wasn't (Dustin's) night tonight," Goodhue coach Eric Schofield said.
Dylan Heman took over for Goodhue and pitched four innings, allowing one earned run and four hits.
The Wildcats struggled to get anything going against Blooming Prairie's starting pitcher. He pitched the first three innings, only allowing two hits, and was pulled.
Goodhue got on the board in the fourth, scoring two runs. In the fifth, a double, a pair of singles and a Blooming Prairie error led to three runs.
Goodhue teed off on Blooming Prairie's Cooper Nelson in the sixth inning. Goodhue entered the inning down 7-5, but scored three runs for the second straight inning.
Brian Strauss, Andy Johnson, and Taylor Benda each collected multiple hits in the game for the Wildcats.
Goodhue improved to 5-15 overall. It host Rushford-Peterson on Tuesday in the Section 1A East tournament. The Wildcats are the No. 4 seed and Rushford-Peterson is the No. 5 seed.