CHHS opens Invitational play

Published 10:17 pm Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Charles Henderson Trojans kicked off its play in the Southeast Alabama Invitational at Wicksburg with two wins over Geneva County and the host school, Wicksburg Tuesday afternoon.

CHHS defeated Geneva 9-1, followed by a 10-0 victory over Wicksburg in game two.

In the Trojans first game, Michael Fox got the win, pitching four innings with two strikeouts.

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K.D. Edenfield, replaced Fox, pitching the final three innings.

In the second game, something special besides a Trojan win happened thanks to Mitch McLeod’s no-hitter.

The senior pitched a complete game, and struck out five.

“Mitch is a tremendous competitor,” head coach Derek Irons said Tuesday night. “That’s his best attribute.”

“He gives us his best every time he goes out there,” the coach added.

As for the how the team did offensively, the Trojans outscored its two opponents 19-1.

Quay Lawson went 3-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored in the first game while Chase Connell drove in another two runs, going 3-3 at the plate.

In the second game, Nathan Barron went 1-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored while McLeod helped his own cause, going 2-4 with an RBI at the plate.

In both games, Chance Shaver went a combined 3-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored.

The two wins bring CHHS’ overall record to 18-4 on the season.

“I thought we came back from spring break a little rusty and it showed,” Irons said.

“It is difficult to focus and concentration throughout the season, but hopefully we are able to do that.”

The Trojans will take on Houston County on Thursday in pool play at the Invitational.