Home run. Home run. Home run. Home run. Home run.
Those were the results last weekend in five consecutive at-bats for Arizona Wildcats junior catcher Chelsea Goodacre during a fall tournament at Hillenbrand Stadium.
Yes, it’s only fall ball against junior college competition, but it’s hard to ignore the staggering numbers in five games: 13 of 15 with eight home runs and 24 RBIs. One of her home runs was a towering shot that landed on the roof of the three-story Gittings Building about 40 feet beyond the right-field fence.
“I don’t care who you are at what level, it’s hard to hit five home runs in a row,” coach Mike Candrea told TucsonCitizen.com. “It was impressive.”
Candrea is always process-oriented rather than results-oriented, and he liked what he saw there, too, from Goodacre.