Middle School Sports
Goodman Tosses a No-Hitter with 21 Strike-Outs!
June 21, 2010By Tim Day of Gilbert High School
Junior Joe Goodman had a remarkable night on the mound Monday night, throwing his second career no-hitter while striking out 21 Jefferson-Scranton hitters. The Tigers won the first game 2-0.
Goodman faced 23 batters, as two reached base on dropped third strikes. Jefferson-Scranton managed to put the ball in play only twice, with ground-outs in the first and sixth innings. In total, Goodman carded 21 strike-outs and no walks. He threw a no-hitter his freshman season against East Marshall.
The Tigers had seven hits, with an RBI double for sophomore Mack Boothe, an RBI single for sophomore AJ Rutter, and two singles for sophomore Walker Day. Other hits were tallied by sophomore Parker Christian, Goodman and senior Alex Aretz. The first game was the completion of a game suspended after two innings in Jefferson earlier this season.
The second game also went to the host Tigers, 5-2. The Tigers did most of their damage in the second inning. Day walked, followed by four consecutive singles by senior Ben Aretz, sophomore Tony Peterson, Alex Aretz and Parker Christian. Peterson and Alex Aretz both tallied RBIs, and Christian had two RBI. Peterson also scored in the sixth on a Goodman single, to finish the Tiger scoring. Goodman went 2-for-4, Day was 2-for-2 and Peterson was 2-for-3.
Sophomore Mack Boothe had another strong outing from the mound, striking out seven and walking none. He spread seven hits over six innings and was very efficient, needing only 69 pitches to finish six innings. Goodman earned the save, striking out three in the seventh.
The Tigers are now 9-0 in HOIC play and 14-2 overall. They are scheduled to play at Prairie City-Monroe on Wednesday.