Trojans knock off Rams

Published 2:01 pm Saturday, April 10, 2010

After suffering a rare home loss on Friday night to Rehobeth, the Charles Henderson baseball team had a quick turnaround Saturday morning, with a home game against Brew Tech.

The 11 a.m. game was the first of two for the Trojans on Saturday and also started the day off right, as the Trojans would end its losing streak, thanks to 10-2 victory over the Rams.

Nathan Barron got the start and the win for CHHS, pitching four innings, striking out five while allowing two runs off three hits.

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Blake Hutchinson and Tripp Blackmon pitched in for relief for the Trojans.

Hutchinson pitched the fifth and sixth innings, striking out one, while surrendering two hits.

Blackmon pitched a perfect seventh to finish off Brew Tech.

“I expect us to be competitive and to play hard the rest of the way,” head coach Derek Irons said. “That’s not how we responded (Friday night), for most of the game but I thought today, we did a good job of competing.”

At the plate, the Trojans finished with 12 hits and took advantage of four Ram errors.

The first two runs scored by CHHS were off Brew Tech errors.

Quay Lawson finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle as the second basemen led the charge, finishing 3-4 at the plate with four RBIs while Chase Connell also finished 3-4, and added three RBIs.

“We are treating today like a playoff matchup,” the coach said. “We need to stay focused.”

“We need to be at the point where we are fine tuned in every aspect of the game,” Irons added.

With the win, the No. 1 team in 5A improved its overall record to 25-7.

The second game of Saturday’s double-header will take place at 5 p.m. when the Trojans will play host to No. 9 ranked Beauregard at Riddle-Pace Field.