Trojans blast Bulldogs at home

Published 11:04 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It was over before the game could get started last night at Hogan’s Hole, as the Charles Henderson Trojans played host to Andalusia.

Thanks to a nine-run second inning, the Trojans were able to take care of the Bulldogs early in just five innings, going on to am 11-0 win.

“Always glad to get a win,” head coach Derek Irons said following the victory.

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“We put both sides of the game together tonight, and that made a big difference.”

CHHS got started in the first inning thanks to a Quay Lawson triple which brought in Nathan Barron and Mitch McLeod, both of whom has walked to get on base.

That would be all the Trojans would need thanks in large part to the pitching of junior Blake Hutchinson.

In his two innings of work, Hutchinson allowed one hit, and walked two batters, no earned runs and got five ground ball outs. In the bottom of the second is when the Trojans opened up the floodgates.

The lineup batted around almost twice as CHHS as able to take advantage of Andalusia miscues in the field.

Five different Trojans had RBIs in the inning, including Lawson who added two more and was just a home run away from hitting for the cycle.

“I do my best to help out the team,” said Lawson, who finished 3-4 with four RBIs and a stolen base.

“I was trying to hit a home run in my last at bat,” he laughed.

Senior K.D. Edenfield and Mitch McLeod each had a hit, an RBI and scored a run, while Chance Shaver and Chase Connell each had a double and two and one RBIs apiece.

The Bulldogs committed six errors throughout the shortened game

It would be Shaver that would finish up for Hutchinson on the mound.

“The guys threw strikes and did exactly what we asked them to do, which is make good pitches and let the defense makes plays.”

Irons continued by saying the lopsided scoreboard was not a distraction for his team.

“Before every game, we discuss game goals – how we should play defense and offense,” he said. “Even though we were winning big, our guys didn’t let the score get to them. They played great defensively and did a great job of swinging the bats,” Irons added.

The CHHS JV squad was also celebrating Tuesday night after its game against Andalusia, the Trojans were able to pull out a 3-2 win thanks to small ball.

“For the first time all season, I thought we executed small ball properly,” head coach Sam Kitchens said.

In the top of the fifth inning, with the game tied at two, Michael Thomas was able to get to second base thanks to a Bulldog error. The bases would be loaded before Andalusia would walk in Thomas for the winning run.