Charles Henderson completed area play unbeaten after a 13-3 victory of Ashford Tuesday afternoon in Troy and a 7-5 victory in Ashford on Wednesday. The wins improved the Trojans to 28-2 on the year.
On Tuesday the heart of the order did most of the damage in the 13-3 victory. Chase Smartt doubled in three runs and scored two. Joey Denison was 3-3 with two doubles, and RBI, and two runs scored. Austin Ingram was 2-4 with two doubles and drove in four runs. Xavius Burden, Morgan Shaver, and Hunter Baggett each added hits as well.
Houston Mabray got the start on the mound and struck out five in 3 1/3 innings of work. Burden closed out the game with 1 2/3 scoreless relief and four strikeouts.
On Wednesday Tripp Blackmon got the start and pitched seven innings striking out four and did not allow an earned run. Ingram pitched a perfect seventh inning to get the save.
Denison stayed hot with a 3-4 day at the plate and an RBI. Ingram added two hits and Burden was 2-4 with a double and RBI. Luke Hastings, Hunter Baggett, and John Johnson each had two singles.
With the victories the Trojans secured the Area 3 championship. CHHS will host a first round playoff series on Friday, April 19.
Charles Henderson will travel to Enterprise to take on the Wildcats and Robert E. Lee. The first game will begin at Noon.