A local duo comprised of two Thomas Dale alums have been carrying a large portion of the offensive load for the Tigers in 2016. This past Thursday, Hampden-Sydney exploded for 16 runs in a victory over Lynchburg.
A pair of sophomores, Maurice “Moe” Gothe and Brian Goodwin delivered the brunt of the offensive break out. Gothe went 3-4 with two runs scored, driving in five runs, while Goodwyn was 3-5 knocking in and scoring two runs.
Gothe and Goodwyn have remained among the top five hitters on the team in terms of batting average, hits, extra base hits and RBIs. After a freshman season in which he struggled, Gothe has rebounded nicely to hit .340* with a home run and 13 runs batted in*. Goodwyn has hit .370* with 12 RBIs*, leading the team in hits.*
At Thomas Dale, Gothe (outfield) and Goodwyn (infield) were All-Conference performers and helped fuel some competitive baseball for the Knights.
Locally, Clover Hill alum and freshman Jacob Fontana has hit .294 after an outstanding 2015 season for the Cavaliers. Another pair of Thomas Dale alums Cory Allgood and Blake Hartman are on the Hampden Sydney roster, while Colonial Heights alum Jayson Maitland has hit .250* over 16 at-bats as a reserve.
Through 24 games, Hampden-Sydney is 16-10** and hopes to make some noise in a tough ODAC conference come post-season time. Both Randolph-Macon and Shenandoah are ranked in the d3baseball.com poll’s top 25.
*Stats of though March 14 via HSC website.
** Record through March 26 via HSC website.