Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mabray, Johnson Lead Trojans to Extra-Inning Victory

Senior Houston Mabray pitched a complete game on the mound and John Johnson' s third hit of the game in the 8th inning drove in the winning run as CHHS defeated Area 3 foe Headland by a score of 4-3.

Mabray worked all eight innings and faced the minimum through six. He did not allow an earned run and struck out five.

After 3 1/2 scoreless innings the Trojans grabbed the lead when Austin Ingram, Luke Hastings, and John Johnson all singled to start the 4th inning. Xavius Burden and Morgan Shaver each followed with sacrifice flies to give the Trojans a 2-0 edge. Hunter Baggett followed with a double that scored Johnson to make the score 3-0.

Three unearned runs in the top of the 7th for Headland forced extra innings. Neither team scored in the 7th but Joey Denison led off the bottom of the 8th with a single for CHHS. After a strikeout, Hastings reached on a fielders choice. Hastings stole second, and was driven in by Johnson on a basehit to left field for the walk-off victory.

Charles Henderson improved to 24-2 and 3-0 in area play with the victory. Area play continues tomorrow when the Trojans travel to Headland for a 5:00 double header.

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