Saturday, March 9, 2013

Trojans Win FCA Tournament Title

CHHS defended it's 2012 Jason Armstrong Memorial FCA Tournament title by winning the 2013 tournament on Saturday at Paterson Field in Montgomery. CHHS was the only team to finish the tournament 4-0. The Trojans defeated LAMP 12-0 in six innings and Providence Christian 6-3.

Against LAMP, Xavius Burden was 2-4 at the plate with a double and two RBI. Chase Smartt added two singles and an RBI while Hunter Baggett also singled twice. Austin Ingram hit a solo homerun down the leftfield line and Morgan Shaver was 2-3 with a double and RBI. On the mound Luke Hastings got the start and worked four strong innings striking out three. Blake Craft came on to pitch the final two innings and did allow a hit.

In game two, Denison gave CHHS the early lead with a first inning double to drive in Smartt. He doulbed again in the third to drive in Smartt and Baggett who each singled earlier in the inning. Providence scored two unearned in the fifth to tie the game at three, but Ingram answered for the Trojans with a double that scored Denison from second. Luke Hastings followed with a single that scored Ingram to push the lead to 5-3. Rhett Tucker led off the seventh with a sharp single to right and was replaced by pinch-runner Reiley Fox. Tripp Blackmon's single scored Fox to give the Trojans the 6-3 margin of victory.

Brantley LeCroy got the start on the mound and went three innings and did not allow an earned run. Burden came on in relief in the fourth and pitched three innings and struck out one. Ingram entered in the seventh and earned the save.

CHHS allowed an unearned run in the second inning that broke a string of 28 consecutive innings without allowing a run.

The Trojans return to Hogan's Hole on Tuesday to face Rehobeth in a 4:30 doubleheader.

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