CHHS wins series with 9-3 decision over Dothan

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 1, 2001

Sports Editor

DOTHAN – Charles Henderson used a five run third inning to down the Dothan Tigers, 9-3, on Tuesday in high school baseball action.

In the top of the inning, the Trojans’ Scott Stetson opened with a single and then Tigers’ pitcher Brad Buchanan had a problem finding the plate, walking the next three consecutive CHHS batters in Will Jones, Kevin Stephens and Jason Barron.

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Barron got credit for the RBI and then Justin Sims hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Jones.

With the Trojans now up 2-0, David Taylor stepped to the plate and belted a three-run homer. It was Taylor who scored the Trojans only run last week in the loss to Dothan, also on a homerun off of Buchanan.

Taylor was the top hitter for CHHS on Tuesday, going 3-for-4, with a single and a double along with the homerun and the three RBIs.

With Tuesday’s win, Charles Henderson (7-3) concluded their three game series with Dothan, winning two out of three from the Tigers.

"It always feels good to beat Dothan, especially in Dothan,"

said CHHS head coach Steve Garrett. "We’ve been dominating them lately. They’ve beat us just twice out of the last 10 times we’ve played them."

That includes last Tuesday’s 12-1 beating administered by the Tigers, one that Garrett said was not your typical Charles Henderson baseball game.

"Everything under the sun went wrong that day," said Garrett. "We didn’t do anything right, on offense or on defense."

On Tuesday, however, Garrett said he couldn’t complain about his team’s performance.

"We did leave 13 batters on base, but situations just arose where we couldn’t get them home,"Garrett said. "I would say it was a great all-around game by our players."

Sims started the game on the mound for the Trojans, striking out seven batters in five and 2/3rds innings pitched.

"He was definitely on in that game," said Garrett about the sophomore pitcher. "Justin kept them off balance the whole day.""

Taylor, who had the great day on offense as well, came in as relief and struck out three of the final four Dothan batters he faced.

After Jones advanced to third base in the sixth inning, Sims brought his teammate home with another sacrifice fly and had a double in top of the seventh to score Fred Jones and Daniel Porter. Sims finished with the one hit at three trips to the plate, but with three RBIs to his credit.

CHHS will play next in Enterprise on Friday at 3:30 p.m.