The Charles Henderson Trojans earned a first round sweep Friday night at Hogan's Hole, defeating Monroe County 4-1 and 8-4.
In the opener Mitch McLeod worked all seven innings on the mound, striking out eight. He faced 22 batters, only one over the minimum. The only inning that was not a 1-2-3 inning was the fourth, when the Tigers used a leadoff single followed by a double to drive a run across.
Chance Shaver started the CHHS scoring in the top of the 1st inning. His blast to left-center field was his first career home run and gave the Trojans a 1-0 lead. The Trojans would not score again until the sixth inning when Nathan Barron led off the inning with a solo homerun. Later in the inning Quay Lawson singled, stole second, and was driven in by Jalin Lawson. Jalin was later driven in by Michael Fox to give the Trojans the 4-1 margin. Shaver finished 2-3, and Jalin Lawson was 3-3.
Game 2 starter Nathan Barron worked three innings and allowed two hits. Harrison Reeves entered in the fourth and worked four innings of scoreless relief to earn the win. He allowed only two hits and threw only eight pitches in his final two innings.
For the second consecutive game, CHHS' first run came off a solo homerun in the first inning. Barron drove a pitch over the wall in left-center field, his second homerun of the day. Jalin Lawson followed in the second inning with a solo homerun of his own. Mitch McLeod finished the game 3-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored. Jalin Lawson was 3-4 with an RBI, stolen base, and two runs. K.D. Edenfield was 2-3. Reeves capped off the Trojan scoring with a two run homerun in the seventh inning, which was CHHS' fifth homerun of the day.
Charles Henderson will now host a second round series against the winner of the Rehobeth/Greenville series.