Lansdowne freshman softball pitcher Jordyn Goodman was perfect in the rain Tuesday as the Vikings blanked Western Tech, 11-0, at Catonsville Middle School in a five-inning game.

The game was shortened to five innings because of the 10-run rule. Goodman struck out five batters.


Her sister Hannah, a junior, had the perfect view, catching each strike, including the last one. Hannah then gave Jordyn the game ball.

With one out in the bottom of the fifth, senior second baseman Alex Bloom caught a soft liner over the pitcher's mound to preserve the perfect game.

"That saved it," Hannah Goodman said.

Jordyn, a left-hander, stayed with the basics.

"To be honest, it was fastball inside and outside," Hannah said.

"It was a team effort basically," Jordyn said. "If they put the ball in play, my teammates got the out for me and we just kept it going throughout the game. You've got to have faith in your teammates and we definitely did today."

The perfect game was the first for Goodman, who plays for the Catonsville Chaos 16-and-under club team for her dad, Ken Goodman, who is also Lansdowne's new varsity coach.

The victory was the first for the Vikings (1-3), who lost their first three to Eastern Tech, Sparrows Point and Perry Hall. Western Tech dropped to 1-2.

Lansdowne did not score in its first three games.

"On the bus ride over I said, 'Girls, we are going to change it up, we are going to have fun and come with that,'" Ken Goodman said. "I said, 'No more pressing and have fun,' and I changed their batting drills up a little bit and it was all smiles."

The smiles started in the top of the first inning when the Vikings scored four runs. Morgan Thayer had a two-run home run and Jordyn Goodman had a double.

In the second, Lansdowne made it 5-0 when Bloom singled and came around to score.

Singles by Thayer, Christina Horn and Miranda Bosely (3-for-3) led to three runs in the fourth and hits by Nikki Brown, Hannah Goodman and Jordyn Goodman sparked a two-run fourth.

Bloom added a triple and Hannah Goodman had a double in the fifth.


"We've had some struggles hitting over the past few games, but we really came alive hitting," Hannah Goodman said.

Her sister took care of the pitching.