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CHHS’s 11 run fourth inning decks Wildcats

Sports Editor

Charles Henderson defeated Enterprise 11-2 in the first game of a Trojan Classic Tournament doubleheader on Wednesday night at Frazier Field.

CHHS senior Kevin Stephens’ grand slam home run in the bottom of the fourth was the highlight of an inning which saw the Trojans total all 11 of their runs against Enterprise. The Wildcats had led 2-0 up until the fourth.

Freshman Pete Van Horn drove in Clint Pugh to tie the score at 2-2 and Jarvis Woods ricocheted a ground ball off the Enterprise shortstop for an RBI, bringing in pitcher David Taylor for the go-ahead run. Scott Stetson got on base with a single and, after Will Jones was walked, Stephens popped his home run over the centerfield wall, giving the Trojans a 7-2 lead.

And the hits just kept coming.

A two RBI double by Pugh scored Jason Barron and Justin Sims, Pugh scored on an error and then Woods brought Blake Phelps home with a sacrifice RBI as the Trojans turned the game into a rout.

Taylor pitched the first six innings of the game for the Trojans, striking out six batters and walking none. Taylor recorded two strike outs in the top of the sixth, including the last out of the inning when Enterprise had the bases loaded. David Doty came in as the relief pitcher in the seventh, striking out one batter and allowing just one hit.

Clint Wilkes had an RBI in the second inning to give Enterprise a one run lead and in the fourth Jonathan Jennings had a home run, giving the Wildcats the 2-0 lead.

CHHS (2-2) played Dothan in a later game on Wednesday and returns to Frazier Field on Thursday night at 7 p.m. to play Wicksburg.