Charles Henderson begins area play with trip to Union Springs to battle Bullock Co.

Published 9:47 pm Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Charles Henderson hasn’t played a ball game inside the city limits of Troy in well over a week, so what’s one more day?

The Trojans will board the bus on Thursday for their first area contest of the year at Bullock County in Union Springs.

Bullock County has traditionally been one of the worst baseball teams in the state over the last decade, but CHHS head coach Derek Irons isn’t letting his players think about that.

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“We go out on the field to compete every day,” said Irons. “We don’t pay attention to the records, or the stats or the scoreboard. We want to get better every day and compete our tails off on every pitch.”

Charles Henderson outscored Bullock County 27-0 in a double header last year. The Trojans scored seven runs in the first inning of game one and six in the first inning of game two.

The quick start is something that Irons wants to see again.

“We, or anyone we have played, has hit the baseball that well,” said Irons. “With the weather being like it’s been, you don’t expect to see the ball flying out of the ball park. We have been making our hits count and times, and would like to keep it going early and often.”

The Trojans are 11-4 and winners of their last two ball games.

“We won on Monday, but at the same time the guys didn’t like the way they played,” said Irons. “They know they can play better, and they won’t be satisfied until they are there. Its a daily process.”

The double-header is set for 3 p.m. first pitch in Union Springs.