Irons not worried about Charles Henderson’s early-season ‘stumbles’

Published 10:27 pm Monday, March 3, 2014

After falling to Northview Saturday night, Charles Henderson head coach Derek Irons gathered his team up in the dugout. Irons wasn’t upset, he just wanted to remind his team that this is what the majority of team go through.

Charles Henderson sits 9-3 early in the 2013, and would have to win out to equal 2013’s magical season.

But Irons was quick to point out that last season is over, and the 2014 season presnts new challenges.

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“A lot of these guys played last year, but this is still a new year,” said Irons. “Every day presents new challenges, and our guys work hard to beat them.”

On Saturday, Charles Henderson fell to 6A powers Mountain Brook and Northview in the Terry Sikes Memorial Tournament.

The Trojans lost 7-5 to the Spartans and 2-0 to Northview. But Irons is a firm believer that his team is better for playing those two teams.

“Mountain Brook and Northview are two very, very good 6A teams,” said Irons. “Northview is now 11-0, and should be ranked No. 1 in the state next week. If we get a couple of hits to drop in here or there, we beat both of them, but we didn’t get it. You know what? That’s baseball.”

Charles Henderson will get right back to work on Tuesday in the Jason Armstrong FCA Classic in Montgomery.

The Trojans will play Trinity Presbyterian and LAMP at Paterson Field.

Charles Henderson won the tournament in 2013.

“At this point of the season, teams are still finding their way a little bit, and that’s us right now,” said Irons. “We have the opportunity to play from some great teams this week and get back to winning ball games like we want.”