Trojans split with Wildcats at Frazier Field
Published 10:16 pm Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Charles Henderson baseball team’s home winning streak came to an end Tuesday night in the opening game of its double-headers against Enterprise.
The Wildcats were able to score runs in bunches, taking advantage of poor CHHS pitching and winning 9-5.
The last time the Trojans lost was in the semi-finals of the 2009 playoffs – a span of 19 games.
“We didn’t compete,” head coach Derek Irons said after the first game. “It’s incredibly frustrating don’t compete. We weren’t able to get quality at bats and couldn’t throw strikes.”
Nathan Barron got the start for the Trojans, but only lasted four innings, giving up six earned runs, nine hits while striking out five batters.
Barron’s counterpart, Enterprise’s Ryan Tanner threw four innings, striking out four and giving up just one run.
CHHS finished the game with just five hits.
Mitch McLeod finished 1-2 with a home run, two runs and two walks.
Enterprise pitchers struck out eight Trojan batters. The second game, however, was a different story.
The Trojans began their new winning streak at home thanks to a 14-4 win in six innings. Harrison Reeves got the win for CHHS, throwing four innings, giving up four eight hits and four earned run.
The pitcher had a no-hitter through three innings.
“We were focused, and we competed and that really made the difference,” Irons said after the win. “I thought our bats were immensely better in this game – we did the little thing right.”
CHHS got started early, scoring seven runs in the first two innings.
Irons said he believed the loss was a bit of a wake up call for his team.
“I felt like we responded really well to the adversity we faced in the first game. “Hopefully, they will continue to understand that they have to be completely focused in every inning of a game throughout the rest of the season,” he added.
CHHS will be back in action on Friday as it plays host to Eufaula.