WRAY, CO — The Goodland Cowboy baseball team left the state of Kansas in search of win but could not find any in Colorado as they were swept by the Wray Eagles Thursday afternoon, 20-5 & 11-1. Both games ending in five innings.
The past few weeks the Goodland bats have been cold to say the least and that trend continued as GHS was held to just seven combined hits, four in game one & three in game two. Senior Chase Johnson provided about the only real highlight of the day hitting his first career home run and driving in two in game one. He would also score the only run for GHS in the second game.
Goodland pitching had one of its roughest outings of the season. Over the combined 10 innings played on Thursday, Goodland pitching walked 20 batters and also hit two others for 22 total free passes. All 31 runs allowed on the day were earned. Despite some bad numbers, senior Raul Sotelo had his best pitching day of the season, striking out four over two innings in game one and then another in an inning and a third in game two.
The losses have dropped Goodland to 3-11 overall on the season, losers of eight in a row. Cowboys returns to GWAC play on Tuesday down in Hugoton, the Eagles are 7-8 overall & 3-4 in GWAC play. Wray improved to 11-4 on the season with the two wins, their next opponent will be Wiggins, who is 11-6 overall, on Saturday. \
PHOTO CREDIT: Leon Volk