Goffstown Little Leaguers' journey continues
Goffstown will face the District II champion starting Saturday in a best two-of-three series. The District II title will be decided today when Portsmouth faces Laconia at Donati Field in Hooksett at 1:30 p.m.
Goffstown got on top early, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. Conor O'Connell led off with a single and Connor Hujsak followed with a home run.
Hujsak homered again in the second inning to make it 4-0. Bedford responded in the home half of the second, scoring three runs to cut the lead to 4-3. Alex Douidi led off with a walk and pinch runner Justin O'Neill came around to score after a wild pitch and Avery Mosseau single.Mosseau would eventually score on a Blake Murray single and Trevor Anibal (who reached on a single) scored the third Bedford run when he was safe at home on a throw from shortstop Hujsak on a Nick Douidi grounder.
From there, Goffstown reliever Steckowych closed out the win, walking Murray but striking out two and ending the game when Thomas Morgan's liner to shortstop was snagged by a diving Hujsak.
Campbell praised the dedication of his Goffstown players.
"They're just great kids. They just work their tails off. We start practice at 6:00 and everyone is there by 5:30 getting extra hitting in," he said. "That's just the way these guys are. They have an incredible work ethic. It pays off."