Softball: Goodhue drops extra-inning game to TritonGoodhue coach Chris Irvin said his team played one of its best games of the year Friday night – unfortunately, the Wildcats didn’t end up with a win.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Goodhue coach Chris Irvin said his team played one of its best games of the year Friday night – unfortunately, the Wildcats didn’t end up with a win.
Triton outlasted Goodhue 7-6 in a 10-inning contest in Dodge Center.
“We had our chances to win,” Irvin said. “Overall, we played one of our best games we’ve played all year. We had chances to close the game and just didn’t do it.”
Goodhue scored two runs in the first inning, two more in the third and one in the seventh to lead 5-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh. Triton tied the game with a three-run homer from Skyler Hortop in that frame.
Both teams scored one run in the eighth inning.
In the bottom of the 10th inning, Triton took advantage of a walk and stolen base to get a player on second base. Goodhue pitcher Emily Roschen struck out the next batter but a throw to first base on the dropped third strike allowed the runner to come around and score from second for the winning run.
Roschen pitched the entire game, allowing six hits, six walks and striking out two.
Paige Gadient was 2-for-4 with two runs scored to lead Goodhue, while Brooke Bitzan was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Alexis Kennedy had a solo home run for the Wildcats.
Goodhue (2-10, 4-10) resumes play today in the Faribault Bethlehem Academy Tournament.