Friday, March 16, 2012

CHMS Freshman Team Splits Games with Brantley and Enterprise

In recent outings with both Brantley High School and Enterprise High School, the Charles Henderson Middle School Freshman baseball team split double headers with both schools.
In Game 1 against Brantley, Blake Childs pitched 5 innings, allowed no hits, struck out 8 batters and walked 6, allowing one score. He was helped offensively by Nick Lewis, Bryson Gandy, Hunter Reeves and Alex Bland, who all went 1/2 at the plate. Charlie Tisdale was 1/1 and Bradley Blair and Lewis both had two stolen bases, helping to earn a final score of 2-1.
Gandy pitched 4 1/3 innings in Game 2, and gave up 2 hits and 2 runs. Eric Lee came on in relief of Gandy, pitching 2/3 innings, allowing an additional 2 hits and runs. Gandy earned 9 strikeouts, while Lee had 1. Reeves helped offensively by going 1/2 at the plate. The final score of the second game of the double header was 4-1 in Brantley’s favor.
Lee was the starting pitcher in the first game against Enterprise, pitching 2/3 of the first inning, and allowing 3 hits and 4 runs. Reeves came on in relief of Lee, pitching 3 1/3 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs, while striking out 2 batters. Lewis and Lee went 1/3, Graham Wilkes went 1/2, and Morgan Hutchinson was 1/1 in the losing effort. Wilkes, Hutchinson and Carson Tucker all scored in the first game. CHMS lost the first game of the double header to Enterprise 3-6.
In Game 2, Lewis pitched the first 2 innings, allowing 4 hits, 4 runs and struck out 2 batters. Hunter Blackmon pitched the remaining 3 innings and allowed 5 hits, 6 runs, while striking out 2 batters. Blackmon helped the winning effort by going 3/4 at the plate. Hutchinson was 2/3 and Wilkes and Carson Tucker were both 1/1. Reeves and Lewis went 1/2 and Lee, Gandy and Bland all went 1/3 in the second game of the double header. CHMS won the second game, 14-10.
“I am very proud of these guys,” said head coach, Adam Helms. “All of our guys are either 7th or 8th graders, and usually we are playing teams that include 9th and even some 10th graders. They are really holding their own and we are 8-5 on the season,” said Helms.
The Freshman team will be participating in the annual Brantley Tournament this weekend and will play again at home on Tuesday, March 20, at 5 p.m. against DA Smith of Ozark.

Thanks to Leigh Ann Paramore for submitting picture

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