Softball: Seven errors down GoodhueThe Goodhue softball team put a scare into Pine Island Monday but errors derailed the Wildcats’ comeback in a 13-8 loss in Pine Island.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The Goodhue softball team put a scare into Pine Island Monday but errors derailed the Wildcats’ comeback in a 13-8 loss in Pine Island.
Goodhue made seven errors in the game and gave up seven runs in three innings after trailing 6-4 at the end of the third inning.
“That was a big part of the game for us,” Goodhue head coach Chris Irvin said. “I know when we made it 6-4 they were getting a little worried.”
Senior Emily Ryan hit 2-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Wildcats (0-4, 0-4 HVL) and sophomore Mikayla Miller added a two-RBI double. Sophomore Emilee Roschen pitched all six innings and went 1-for-3 at the plate with a triple.
Bruche Miller pitched six innings for Pine Island, allowing two hits and four earned runs while striking out three. She also had a double and three RBI. Alison Newton scored three runs while going 2-for-4 with a double and a triple. Katie Thein was 2-for-5 with three runs scored and Courtney Pahl finished 1-for-3 with three RBI.
Despite the loss, Irvin was pleased to finally see some offensive production from his team.
“It was kind of a breaking out a little bit,” he said. “To score eight runs tonight was a confidence boost for some of our players. There was a lot more confidence going.”
Goodhue scored just three total runs in its previous three games.
The Wildcats play Cannon Falls Tuesday at home.