Saturday, March 27, 2010

7th Inning Rally Lifts Trojans to Win

Charles Henderson used a seventh inning rally to defeat 3A's 5th ranked team in the state, the Slocomb Red Tops. The win kept the Trojans undefeated in the Southeast Alabama Invitational and advanced them to a semi-final match-up against Rehobeth Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at G.W. Long High School.

The bottom of the seventh began with the Trojans trailing 3-1. K.D. Edenfield led off with a single down the left field line and was driven home by the next hitter, Chance Shaver. Nathan Barron followed Shaver with a double that tied the score at 3-3. Mitch McLeod was intentionally walked, and Quay Lawson followed with a fielders choice that moved Barron to third base. Following an intentional walk to Chase Connell, Jalin Lawson hit an infield single that scored Barron from third and secured the victory for CHHS. McLeod finished the game 2-3, as did Jalin Lawson.

Blake Hutchinson started the game on the mound for the Trojans but did not factor into the decision. He worked a strong six innings, striking out eight and keeping CHHS in the game. Reliever Harrison Reeves was called on to work the seventh inning and was credited with the win after working one inning and striking out one.

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