CHHS sweeps doubleheader against Eufaula

Published 5:48 pm Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Trojans of Charles Henderson ran their area record to 3-0 Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader on the road against Eufaula.

The Trojans are now 16-4 overall and 3-0 in area play.

“It’s incredibly important to start off area play on the right foot,” said CHHS head coach Derek Irons. “We just played well all around, and we’re definitely where we want to be to start off area play.”

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The Trojans’ bats were big Saturday, as CHHS exploded for 25 runs in the two games.

In the first game, CHHS picked up a 12-6 victory, but not without getting through some stressful situations.

Nathan Barron started on the mound for the Trojans, and led the team to an 8-6 lead with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Barron allowed runners on both first and second, however, causing Irons to pull Barron in favor of Blake Hutchinson. Hutchinson got the Trojans out of the jam, and pitched two and a third scoreless innings to pick up the save.

Offensively, Chase Connell led the way, going 2-5 with three RBIs. Chance Shaver was 3-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, Mitch McLeod was 1- with two runs cored and an RBI and Jalin Lawson also scored two runs and drove in a run on two hits.

In the second game, the Trojans’ bats stayed hot, as CHHS picked up a 13-2 win in five innings.

Harrison Reeves got the start on the mound for the Trojans, and pitched a complete game.

Shaver went 4-4 in the win with two RBIs and four runs scored.

Quay Lawson drove in four runs while going 2-3 at the plate, and Barron drove in three runs on a 3-4 day at the plate.

McLeod also contributed, going 2-2 with an RBI and a run scored.

Shaver was huge all day, finishing the doubleheader a combined 7-9 with three RBIs and six runs scored.

Irons said the offensive outburst was welcome, especially after Charles Henderson’s struggles at the plate during a 4-1 win over Eufaula Friday.

“I thought our guys responded better, especially at the plate,” Irons said. “We swung the bats well today.

CHHS will be back in action as part of the Southeast Alabama Invitational in Wicksburg Tuesday.