Trojans finish unbeaten in invitational pool play

Published 10:37 pm Thursday, March 25, 2010

While competing the Southeast Alabama Invitational in Wicksburg, the Charles Henderson baseball was looking to win it’s finally pool game Thursday night to set itself up for the remainder of the tournament.

Thanks to a 10-5 victory over Houston Academy, the Trojans did just that.

Jalin Lawson got the win for CHHS, throwing three innings and adding three strikeouts.

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Harrison Reeves and K.D. Edenfield finished the job, splitting the final four innings.

The real story for the Trojans however came at the plate where CHHS powered its way to the win.

Edenfield, Nathan Barron and Quay Lawson all hit home runs for the team in orange and blue.

“We haven’t had to rely on home runs a lot this season, and I think that’s a good thing,” head coach Derek Irons said.

“We think of them as a bonus – we don’t go out looking to hit them.”

“(Thursday night), the guys really did a good job of being patient and selective at the plate and paid off for us in the end,” the coach added.

Edenfield finished 2-5 with a home run and a RBI, while Barron and Chance Shaver each finished three RBIs.

Quay Lawson finished 3-5 at the plate.

The Trojans will now move on to play Friday in a single elimination tournament, with its first game starting at 7 p.m.

CHHS opponent was yet to be decided by The Messenger’s deadline.

“I told the guys (earlier this season) our goals is to be a championship program and that we would have four opportunities to do that with two tournaments, the Area tournament and the state playoffs,” Irons said.

“We wanted to play each of the tournaments our best level so we would be able to take that experience and put it to use if we get into the playoffs.

“We are just playing with a lot of confidence right now,” he added. “The team is having fun – it is a good time for us to be playing.”

The win improved the Trojans to 17-4 on the season.