Seven-run third inning lifts Auburn past Charles Henderson

Published 10:02 pm Thursday, April 3, 2014

Charles Henderson head coach Trent Givens has preached to “limit the big innings” all season long.

The big inning doomed the Lady Trojans again Monday night as Auburn put up seven runs in the third inning en route to a 11-1 win at Hogan’s Hole.

Charles Henderson led 1-0 after the fist inning, following an RBI by Sidney Armstong, but failed to scratch anymore runs across the rest of the night.

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Givens feels the Lady Trojans provided too many opportunities for Auburn.

“We hit some bumps inside the circle,” Givens said. “We gave up too many freebies tonight, and that led to the big inning, that we seem to be making a habit of lately. We just have to right this thing.”

Following the seven-run inning, Charles Henderson settled down and recorded three consecutive shutout innings.

However, Auburn would pound out three singles in the seventh and plate four more runs to ease away from the Lady Trojans.

“We have to be able to fend off those big innings on defense and make adjustments at the plate,” said Givens. “I have to tip my hat to Auburn. They did it and we didn’t.”

Charles Henderson will travel to Ariton this weekend to take part in a tournament featuring some of the better teams from the Wiregrass.

The Lady Trojans will play Wicksbug Saturday at 8 a.m.