Goodrich pitches Vikings past Spartans

Kory Goodrich.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Sophomore Kory Goodrich limited visiting Homestead to five hits and the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team slipped past the Spartans, 2-1, on Thursday, April 24.

The Vikings, 6-3, got a pair of runs in the second inning, one on an RBI-double by Austin Hale, and Goodrich made the tallies stand up, yielding only a run in the sixth inning. The soph struck out nine and walked four in his effort.

Mitch Hughes, Walker Spahr and Austin Eltzroth each had two hits as the Vikings slapped 11 for the contest.

Hughes beat out an infield dribbler to short to start the Vikings' second ining, then advanced to second on a Spahr sacrifice. Hughes came home when the Homestead left fielder misplayed Eltzroth hit for an error, allowing the latter to reach second, from where he scored on Hale's two-bagger.

The Spartans reached Goodrich for two singles and a walk for their lone run in the sixth. Goodrich got out of the jam with a ground-out.

The Spartans had a final shot in the seventh when Adam Newport opened the frame with a double down the left field line. Goodrich fanned the next two batters, however, and got a ground-out to end the game.