TJ Swore | Echo
The Taylor baseball team has been struggling lately, dropping five of their last six games. Four of these losses came on the road and the Trojans were swept by Goshen in their most recent series.
The first game with Goshen took place at home for the Trojans and was a defensive battle with good pitching from both teams. During the game, Goshen put out 16 straight Taylor batters. Goshen pulled out the win 3-2 with a run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Taylor was on the road for second game of the series and the first of the double header. Sophomore pitcher Noah Huseman made his first start of the season. The game was tied at 2 in the fifth inning when Goshen hit a home run to take the lead. The score would again end up being 3-2 in favor of Goshen.
In the last game of the series, the bats got a little hotter for the Trojans as they posted seven runs this time around, but still fell short 8-7. Freshman outfielder Conner Crawford led the way for Taylor hitting his first two career home runs for five RBI in the game.
With the conference schedule well underway and postseason play in sight, the Trojans are hoping to play better in their upcoming games.
"For whatever reason we have played really well in non-conference games and struggled inside the Crossroads League against teams that probably aren't as good as many of our non-conference opponents," said Head Coach Kyle Gould.
The team may be in a bit of a skid but Coach Gould seems to think they can turn things around.
"It's a great group of guys who really care about each other, work really hard and want to do well, we just need to get back to playing good baseball," said Gould about the team.
The team will be back on the home diamond to take on Spring Arbor in a three game series over the weekend. The first game will be on Friday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m.