Charles Henderson improved to 18-1 on the year with victories over Andalusia and #6 UMS Wright at Troy University on Friday.
In the 7-5 victory over Andalusia Xavius Burden got the win in relief working 2 2/3 innings and striking out two while allowing only one hit. Tripp Blackmon got the start and went 4 1/3 striking out one. Trailing 5-4 going into the bottom of the 6th the bottom of the Trojan lineup sparked a big inning. John Johnson reached on an error and was followed by a double off the bat of Blake Craft. Morgan Shaver followed with an RBI double to tie the game, then Hunter Baggett hit a sac fly to give CHHS the lead. Blackmon grounded out to second to score Shaver from third and extend the lead to 7-5. Craft finished 2-2 with a double and RBI. Chase Smartt drove in two runs and Baggett was 2-3 with an RBI. Joey Denison was also 2-3 with a double.
Game two was a match-up between two top-ten teams in the ASWA poll and the Trojans pulled out a 4-3 victory. Senior Houston Mabray pitched a complete game and struck out four to earn the win. Charles Henderson struck first with two runs in the first inning. Smartt singled and was followed by a Denison walk. It was followed by an Austin Ingram single that drove them both in. The Bulldogs answered with two in the 4th inning to tie the game. The Trojans answered in the 5th when Ingram reached on a walk and moved to third on a Luke Hastings single. A balk scored Ingram and moved Hastings to second. Johnson then scored Hastings on a triple to right-center field to extend the lead to 4-2. UMS Wright scored a run in the 7th and had the tying run on second and go ahead run on first when Mabray enduced a groundout to shortstop to end the game.
The Trojans are back in action today at home. At 11:00 they take on Stanhope-Elmore at Hogan's Hole and at 5:00 they face Sipsey Valley at Troy University.