CHHS earns split in Tuesday action

Published 10:51 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2011

For the second-straight day, the Charles Henderson Trojans found themselves playing in the Southeast Alabama Invitational at G.W. Long.

And while the results were not as disappointing as on Monday, the Trojans still find themselves hovering above .500 thanks to a double header split with Houston County and G.W. Long.

In game one, the Trojans cruised to a 21-1 victory over Houston County.

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Brantley LeCroy got his first varsity win, giving up just one hit, while striking out three.

At the plate, both Tripp Blackmon and Austin Adler went yard, as both hit home runs.

Blackmon finished 2-2 with two RBIs and Adler finished 1-2 with three RBIs.

Chase Connell and Chase Smartt combined to go 5-5 with five RBIs and Tyler Dansby also contributed, going 2-2 with two RBIs.

In game two against the team playing host to the tournament, G.W. Long, the Trojans found themselves down 4-0 after one inning of play and were never able to recover.

Senior Harrison Reeves was dealt the loss, despite striking out a season high eight batters.

Michael Fox finished 1-4 with an RBI and Jalin Lawson and Joey Denison both scored a run, going 2-3 and 1-4, respectively.

“We are stilling trying to find an identity,” head coach Derek Irons said.

“We haven’t put together our best game yet – we are still trying to grow up as a team and play seven full innings to be a good baseball team.”

With the split, the Trojans finish the tournament with a 1-2 record, and fall to 7-7 overall on the season.

“We have to keep grinding away and keep working,” Irons said.

“We are going to try some different things and approaches in practice and find something that works. Life is about handling adversity and we have had a lot thrown at us these past two weeks. No one is going to feel sorry for us, we just have to battle through it. We are about one third of the way through the season. There is a lot of baseball left to be played. I know these guys will play hard, it just a matter of growing up and getting things done.”