Goff closes out high school career with sterling performance in FCA all-star game


WHITEHOUSE — Recent Rusk High School graduate Tatum Goff ended her days as a high school softball phenom on Friday by giving an unforgettable performance in the Fifth Annual Northeast Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Heart of a Champion All-Star Softball game.

The game, originally slated to be played at University of Texas-Tyler was moved to the artificial playing surface at Whitehouse High School.

Goff, a University of Kansas signee, got the start for the Red team and worked three scoreless frames.

The Red unit's batters exploded for five runs in the second inning as the team lead from wire-to-wire and was never threatened. Red team batters collected 14 hits in the contest.

Other all-star pitchers came on in the fourth inning for the Red, but Goff was brought back to seal the deal in the ninth and final inning, at which time the lefty pitched a scoreless inning.

Goff, the District 19-4A Most Valuable Player, verbally committed to the Jayhawks four years ago and signed her National letter of Intent last December.