The Charles Henderson Trojans advanced to the quarterfinals of the 5A state playoffs for the third consecutive season with a 9-7, 8-4 sweep of Rehobeth Friday night at Hogan's Hole in Troy.
In game one Mitch McLeod worked all seven innings on the mound and struck out five. After Rehobeth scored two in the first inning, the Trojans answered with a double by K.D. Edenfield and single by Chance Shaver. Edenfield would later score on an error, and Shaver scored on Chase Connell's RBI groundout. The Rebels would score three in the second inning and hold a 5-2 lead until the fourth inning when Connell and Jalin Lawson led off the inning with back to back singles. Michael Fox drove in courtesy runner Tyler Dansby with a groundout to the third baseman and Edenfield followed with an RBI single to score Lawson. The Trojans' big inning came in the fifth, when Nathan Barron led off with a solo home run to tie the game at five. McLeod followed with a single and scored on a double off the bat of Connell. Pinch-hitter Dalton Harris reached on an error that allowed Dansby, who was running for Connell, to score. Fox followed with a single and a two RBI double from Edenfield capped the scoring for the Trojans.
Harrison Reeves took the mound in game two for Charles Henderson and worked three innings striking out three. Nathan Barron entered in relief and did not give up a run in four innings of work, striking out two. CHHS again scored two in the first inning when Quay Lawson drove in Shaver and McLeod with a two out double. With the score tied at 2-2 in the third inning Nathan Barron led off with a single and was sacrificed to second by McLeod. Lawson again came through with an RBI single to score Barron. In the fourth the Trojans strung together five consecutive hits off the bats of Shaver, Barron, McLeod, Quay Lawson, and Connell to score three runs. Barron and McLeod each drive in runs while Jalin Lawson worked a bases loaded walk to score McLeod. Edenfield's sacrifice fly scored Jalin Lawson in the sixth and Mitch McLeod led off the seventh with a double and scored on an error.
Charles Henderson will now travel to Beauregard to take on the Hornets on Friday in a best of three series.