Goblins resilient on senior night


Harrison Daily | 4/25/2018

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The doubleheader on senior night had plenty of excitement for Goblin fans.

Harrison grabbed a pair of one-run wins from the Alma Airedales. The first game was a low scoring, 2-1, win for the Goblins. The nightcap featured Harrison coming from behind to win in the final inning, 7-6.

Harrison’s lone senior, Jaxon Edwards was recognized between games.

Harrison 2, Alma 1

Pitching proved to be the biggest key in the opening game. Harrison’s Colton Shaver pitched a complete game and picked up the win for the Goblins, 2-1.

Good defense kept the scoreless until the Goblins led off in the bottom of the second. Leadoff hitter Carson Journagan hit a grounder into left for a single to get things going. He wasn’t there long before he stole second. Thailer Lovell filled the void at first base after being walked in his at bat. Breckin Duck then flied out to center field, but moved Journagan to third.

Lovell later created a rundown between first and second, the distraction moved Journagan across home plate for the first score.

Lovell stole his way around the bases and picked up Harrison’s second and final run after an overthrow to third moved him home.

Alma managed a run in the top of the fourth, but Harrison’s defense wouldn’t allow another.

Shaver picked up the complete game win for Harrison. He allowed nine hits and struck out five batters.

Journagan and Lovell each registered a run for the Goblins.

Harrison 7, Alma 6

Harrison fans will remember this come-from-behind win for awhile. A strong rally in the final inning gave the Goblins a walk-off win, 7-6 over Alma.

Alma scored five runs in the second and another run in the fourth to give the Airedales a 6-0 advantage.

The diamond Goblins never gave up.

After the seventh inning stretch, Harrison was down, 6-4. The Goblins went right to work.

Cole Keylon led off with a walk. Shaver was then hit by a pitch and the winning run was at the plate. Tanner Taylor laid down a bunt that went the the direction of the pitcher. The throw eventually went to first base, but not before Taylor crossed the plate.

Journagan had a deep rip into right field that drove in Keylon and Shaver to tie the game. Taylor advanced to third.

Lovell was then hit by a pitch and Duck stepped out of the on-deck circle.

After fouling off two pitches, Duck connected with the ball and sent it right up the middle and into the outfield for a walk-off hit. Shaver crossed home plate and the Goblin dugout emptied to celebrate the win.

With the win, Harrison now has a five-game winning streak.

Shaver, Tanner Taylor and Lovell each got hits in the bottom of the fourth and worked their way around the bases to move the score to 6-3.

Journagan added a run in the bottom of the sixth to set up the seventh inning rally.

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