Trojans explode on GHS in first game

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 10, 2000

Sports Editor

San Diego Padres pitcher and CHHS graduate Brian Meadows threw out the inaugural first pitch and then watched his former team the Charles Henderson Trojans demolish Goshen, 22-1 in action Tuesday night

It was the second game of the night for the Eagles, who played Wicksburg in the earlier game at Hogans Hole, falling in that one also, 21-8.

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The Trojans jumped on the Eagles from the first inning as Will Jones and B.J. Gralheer scored and then Chris Boswell knocked a homer over left field with two runners on base to give CHHS and early 5-0 lead.

In the second Goshen’s Clarence Bean scored the Eagles only run of the night as Trojan pitcher Hunter Mathews walked him in from third with bases loaded.

CHHS head coach Steve Garrett said that he was pleased with his team’s offensive output on the night, but was even more impressed with the defense.

"I was real proud of our defense," he said. "That’s what we pride ourselves on; our defense and pitching. We figure we’re going to score some runs, even if we don’t have a good day at the plate."

On the night the Charles Henderson batters had 14 hits, while Mathews and his relief Scott Stetson allowed the Eagles just three hits.

Garrett also said that he was glad to see that his team never let up defensively, even as the Trojan hitters were sending runners home like clockwork.

"Usually in a game like this, the defense seems to lose focus and concentration." he said."But we never did. We made just one error in five innings, so I’m happy with that. That’s the biggest thing that stands out in the game."