CHHS drops third of the

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 2, 2000

season to DHS on the road


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The Charles Henderson High School baseball team dropped its second in three games Tuesday on the road at Dothan.

The Tigers scored a little revenge on the Trojans for two close losses they suffered in Troy to start the season by beating CHHS 9-5.

In the game, Chris Boswell (3-1) was tabbed with his first loss of the year. The senior watched as the Dothan bats caught fire in the second and third innings drilling all nine of their hits on the day and rattling off a 5-1 lead.

The Tigers added four runs in the fourth and were assisted by seven walks by CHHS as four different pitchers tried to stop the bleeding for the Trojans.

Charles Henderson tried to reenact the two come-back wins the Trojans had over Dothan in their double header earlier in the season scoring three in the sixth. But CHHS could only get one run in the final inning to fall to 9-3 on the season.

Hunter Mathews continued on his hot hitting streak as of late going 2-for-3 on the day while both Jonathan Neeley and Jared Kelly had a 1-for-3 showing with a couple of doubles. B.J. Gralheer also had a single and a couple of RBI’s.

CHHS 6, Dothan 0 (JV)

The Charles Henderson Junior Varsity got a fantastic pitching performance out of sophomore Justin Sims to help the Trojans’ trip to Dothan not be a total loss.

Sims commanded the mound a full five innings of the CHHS shutout and accounted for all but three outs as he struck out 12 and allowed only one hit.

Clint Pugh supplied the offense for the Trojans hitting two home runs ­ one inside-the-park, the other out ­ while Sims, Jarvis Woods, Broady Samples and David Doty all had hits.

Next up for both squads is a much welcome trip back to their own "Hogan’s Hole" at Frazier Field in Troy. After five-straight on the road the Trojans will return home for a matchup with the Northview Cougars.

The first pitch is set for 5 p.m.