Trojans host Beauregard in third round

Published 10:31 pm Thursday, May 2, 2013

It comes as no surprise that the Charles Henderson Trojan baseball team stayed on nearly the same routine that has guided them to over 30 wins, and back-to-back sweeps in the playoffs.

The Trojans changed very little about their preparation for Beauregard, and looks to earn a trip to the semi-finals of the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs.

“We have a routine that we try to keep every week, but have a few changes depending on what we know about our opponent, and what we learned about ourselves in the last game.”

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Charles Henderson swept Brewbaker Tech in the first round of the playoffs, and took the first two games of the best-of-three series from Alabama Christian last Friday.

The season began with 64 baseball teams competing in class 4A, and only eight remain in contention for a state championship.

Irons is proud of his team being one of the remaining few.

“Everybody that is left is a quality team,” said Irons. “We will have our hands full with Beauregard this weekend. We have met them a few times over the last few seasons, and know they will be tough. We deserve to be here, but so does everyone else.”

Charles Henderson returns to the friendly confines of Frazier Field on Friday, after traveling to Alabama Christian last week. The Trojan student body has turned out in droves the last few months at a variety of sporting events, including football, volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball.

Irons feels that the atmosphere at Hogan’s Hole will be one of the best in the state this weekend.

“We feel that we have something pretty special at our place,” Irons said. “The guys love to play at home, and the fans and students always seem to be there and be loud. We are looking forward to being at home this time.”

Charles Henderson and Beauregard are set for a 5 p.m. first pitch for game one. A second game will be played later.

The “if necessary” game will be played on Saturday at 1 p.m.