Cubs bats continue to be lethal in sweep of Erie



March 30, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Junior starter Dagen Goodner pitches in the first of the Cubs two wins over Erie on Thursday. REGISTER/TIMOTHY EVERSON

High School Baseball: Humboldt 17, Erie 2; Humboldt 18, Erie 3

The Humboldt baseball team continues to impress after Thursday evening’s dismantling of Erie at home.

It was their second straight series sweep of the season. They’ve won all four of the games that they’ve played so far this season and each one has been by 15 or more runs.

Humboldt won their first game 17-2 and they kept the Red Devils off the scoreboard for the first four innings while they built a 10-0 lead.

Erie scored two runs in the top of the fourth but the Cubs scored seven in the bottom of the fourth to trigger the run-rule and end the game.

Wyatt Seufert led the way for the Cubs offensively, recording a team-high four hits while driving home three runners.

Dagen Goodner (two hits), Taylor Lassman (two hits) and Lance Daniels (one hit) also drove in three runs for the Cubs.

Humboldt was also super-active on the basepaths, recording 12 steals in the game including four for Seufert and two for Daniels and Cooper Jaro.

Goodner was the starter and went the full four innings, allowing two runs on just four hits and a walk while recording six strikeouts.

The Cubs followed that up with an arguably more impressive 18-3 win.

Humboldt fell behind 3-0 after the top of the third inning before the Cubs just let loose, scoring all 18 of their runs in the bottom of the inning to end the game and get the win.

Despite the offensive explosion, only three Cubs (Goodner, Seufert and Jaro) recorded a multi-hit game but six different Cubs scored two or more runs.

Conor Haviland and Goodner each drove in three runs and Josh Vanatta, Jackson Aikins, Lance Daniels and Gunner Elder each drove in two runs.

Erie committed four errors in the game.

Seufert was the starter but was pulled after 2.1 innings after giving up three runs (one earned) on three hits and four walks. Aikins earned the win in relief after going .2 innings and allowing no runs on no hits and no walks with a strikeout.

Up next, Humboldt will host Leon-Bluestem on Monday.