North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

February 27, 2014

Baseball: Mortimer Jordan 2-6, Moody 0-3

Taylor Goodwin strikes out 19 in one-hitter

From staff reports
North Jefferson News

MOODY — A career-best 19 strikeouts with one hit allowed by pitcher Taylor Goodwin pushed Mortimer Jordan to a 2-0 victory in the opening game of a doubleheader at Moody on Thursday.

Teammate Wes Crawford (1-1) followed that up in the nightcap with nine strikeouts and four hits with just one earned run, as Jordan completed the twin-bill sweep 6-3.

In the opener, the Devils scored both their runs on defensive lapses in the second inning. Garrett Davis singled and scored on an error, and Austin Davis scored on a passed ball. Both were advanced on the basepaths by a Walker McCleney single.

Moody starter Tanner Boykin went three innings in the loss, though he struck out six. Taderrius Campbell got the lone hit off Goodwin, who struck out the side in the second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Goodwin yielded five walks.

Goodwin's 19 K's ties him for seventh on the AHSAA record list for most strikeouts in a seven-inning game. Eleven other pitchers share the ranking, including Gardendale's B.J, Green in 1996; he did so in 6-2/3 innings of relief.

In the second game, McCleney was 2-for-3 with an RBI double and two runs scored. Crawford was also 2-for-3, scored a run and drove in another. Brandon Couch was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and Crawford was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

Ben Vowell was 2-for-3 with a run-scoring double for Moody. Starter John Martin took the loss, giving up five earned runs in four innings.

Jordan (7-3) hosts Locust Fork on Friday.

[Edited at 8:30 a.m. 2/28 to correct pitcher's name.]