CHHS sweeps Andy
Charles Henderson’s baseball Trojans kept on rolling Tuesday by sweeping a doubleheader from Andalusia on the road.
Nathan Barron pitched a complete game no-hitter in game one, as the Trojans blasted the Bulldogs 11-0 in five innings.
Barron had five strikeouts and one walk in the game. He was one walk and one error from a perfect game.
“Nathan did a really good job for us tonight,” CHHS head coach Derek Irons said. “He did a great job of throwing strikes and we made some really good plays in the field to keep the no-hitter alive.”
Andalusia hung with Charles Henderson (7-1) for four innings before the floodgates opened. The Trojans scored 11 runs in the fourth and fifth innings combined to end the game by mercy rule.
Dario Rouse reached on a walk in the fourth, Daniel Hartley singled, Jared Rogers was hit by a pitch and Jake Smith was hit by a pitch to push the first run across. Barron helped his own cause with a three-RBI double. Parker Sanders scored Barron with a double to give CHHS a 5-0 lead heading into the fifth inning.
Rouse singled to open the inning, Hartley doubled and Mitch McLeod rocked a three-run home run to plate Rouse and Hartley. Rogers and Wesley Hayes each walked and Smith plated Rogers with a double for his second RBI of the game. Barron reached on a fielder’s choice and Sanders laced a two-RBI double for the final of 11-0.
The second game was a tougher game for the Trojans, but CHHS prevailed 5-3. Smith notched the win on the mound, throwing five innings and allowing one run on two hits with six strikeouts.
Chap Swindall threw 1.2 innings and allowed two runs on two hits. Rogers pitched the final out of the game for the save.
Chance Shaver reached on a fielder’s choice in the second and scored on a Smith double for the 1-0 CHHS lead. Andalusia tied the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the second.
Hartley walked to start a rally in the fourth inning. McLeod walked, Shaver put down a sacrifice bunt and Smith doubled Hartley and McLeod across the plate for a 3-1 advantage.
In the fifth inning Sanders doubled, stole third and scored on a throwing error. The Trojans put their last run on the board in the sixth inning when Shaver singled and David Fleming notched a single, scoring Shaver. Andalusia scored two runs, but Rogers shut the door to seal the Trojan victory.
“Any time you can go on the road and get a sweep it is a good thing,” Irons said. “We were able to maintain our focus through both games and that is good to see this early in the season.”
CHHS hosts Wetumpka Friday in a doubleheader beginning at 4:30 p.m.