CHHS takes two in Prattville.
Published 8:55 pm Saturday, March 6, 2010
The last time the Charles Henderson varsity baseball team was in action, the Trojans on its home tournament – a week later, the team picked up where it left off.
The Trojans played two games Prattville on Saturday and won both, beating Prattville 7-2 and Stanhope Elmore 6-4.
“There is always concern with how a team might play coming off a break,” head coach Derek Irons said.
“We weren’t quite as sharp as we have been but the guys did a good job of competing and found a way to beat two good teams.”
Senior pitcher Mitch McLeod went the distance in the first game, throwing a complete game and striking out seven.
K.D. Edenfield went 4-4 at the plate with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored, while Michael Fox went 1-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
In the second game, CHHS was able to break a four all tie in the top of the seventh inning, scoring two runs and winning by the same margin, 6-4.
Blake Hutchinson got the win, pitching in relief, while Fox went 3-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
McLeod went 2-4 with a double.
The Trojans are currently riding an eight-game winning streak, which brings its overall record to 11-2 on the season.
“I told the guys how proud I am of them after the game,” Irons said.
“Its not just about the wins and the losses. We got a great group of guys here who are really good teammates to another and are an enjoyable group to be around.
“They all understand that we are just three weeks into the season and know that baseball is a marathon and not a sprint and its better to finish strong than start off strong,” he added.
The Trojans will be in action again on Monday as the team takes on Northridge on the road.