Charles Henderson, Goshen find hits hard to come by in Trojan Classic pool play

Published 10:27 pm Friday, February 28, 2014

Less than 24 hours after no-hitting Bullock County twice, the Charles Henderson Lady Trojans found themselves on the short end of a no-hit performance.

Theodore’s Devin Brown struck out 15 of the 17 batters she faced, and did not give up a hit in the Bobcats’ 4-0 win over Charles Henderson the opening round of pool play of the Trojan Classic at the Troy Sportsplex Friday night.

Brown, a South Alabama signee, allowed only two batters to reach base, both on walks. Theodore head coach Tyler Murray liked what she saw from her ace.

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“She has a great appearance on the mound, a great riseball and screwball,” said Murray. “The rise was working tonight. She knows after the first couple of innings what is going to work, and she goes to it.”

Despite the tough loss, Charles Henderson head coach Trent Givens said his team played well.

“Tonight is the proudest I have been of them in the two years I have been with this program,” said Givens. “We played awesome defense, so there is something to build on.

Charles Henderson gave up two doubles, and had an error in the second that allowed two runs to come aboard. Theodore brought home two more runs in the fifth inning with another double.

The Lady Trojans will play Ariton at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to finish pool play. The single-elimination portion of the Trojan Classic begins at noon.

Houston Academy 4, Goshen 1: The Goshen Lady Eagles didn’t get their first hit of the game until the fourth inning, and fell victim to good pitching and a controversial play at the plate in a pool play loss to Houston Academy.

Goshen’s Casey Allen was ruled out at home on a very close play to end the game, and a late Goshen rally.

Fran Warrick scored the lone Goshen run in the fourth inning.

Goshen head coach Amy Warrick was unavailable for comment.

The Lady Eagles will meet Opelika at 9 a.m. on Saturday.