Garrett Goodwin

Hillsdale's Garrett Goodwin delivers a pitch to the plate during Sunday's Division IV state championship game against Toronto at Akron's Canal Park.

AKRON — He spent the previous 36 hours receiving therapy for a severely sprained left ankle, but it was going to take more than an injury to keep Hillsdale’s Garrett Goodwin from toeing the rubber in Sunday’s Division IV state championship game at Canal Park.

And while the storybook ending eluded the Falcons in a 3-1 loss to Toronto, Goodwin’s gutsy complete-game effort was all anyone wanted to talk about afterward.