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Gooding Stays Perfect As Indian Picks Up His Third Victory With 9-2 Triumph Over Everett

Thu., July 17, 1997

Jason Gooding’s perfect record reached 14 games on Wednesday.

Gooding threw six solid innings in the Spokane Indians’ 9-2 Northwest League win over Everett at Memorial Stadium.

Gooding, 3-0 with the Indians, finished 11-0 at Texas Tech this year before he was drafted.

Spokane notched its 20th win in its 29th game. The win came a night after a humbling 14-8 loss to Everett that included a 10-run third inning.

The Indians had the big inning this time, sending 10 to the plate in the sixth and scoring five runs to boost a 4-2 lead.

Goefrey Tomlinson had an RBI single, and Joe Caruso and Doug Blosser added RBI walks for a 7-2 edge. Juan LeBron completed the scoring with a two-run double off Matt Noe.

Against Gooding in the third, Everett (9-19) took a 2-0 lead on Greg Connors’ RBI single and Mike Marchiano’s RBI walk.

Spokane responded with a three-run fourth against AquaSox starter Jose Gonzalez (1-3). Dermal Brown’s RBI triple over the third-base bag, mistakenly signaled as foul, began the rally.

Merrell Ligons’ second home run of the season, leading off the fifth, made the score 4-2.

The Indians, who had lost four of five, continue to trail Boise by two games in the North Division. Spokane is 7-1 against Everett.

The series wraps up tonight, with right-hander Kris Wilson (1-0) starting for Spokane.

Wilson beat Everett on July 1, allowing eight hits and no earned runs in seven innings.

The Indians come home Friday for a five-game set with Southern Oregon.

, DataTimes


 
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