CHHS JV splits double header with Dale County

Published 9:17 pm Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Charles Henderson JV baseball team split its double header with Dale County Tuesday in Midland City, losing 4-1 in the first game and winning 10-2 in the nightcap.

In the first contest of the night, the Trojans couldn’t come back from an early 3-0 deficit, falling to Dale County 4-1.

Charles Henderson’s Charlie Tisdale recorded the team’s only RBI, going 2-of-2 from the plate in the losing effort.

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Dale County jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning, taking a 1-0 lead.

After the Trojans couldn’t get any offense going in the second inning, Dale County added two more runs to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the bottom of the inning.

Charles Henderson attempted a late-game rally, scoring a run in the top of the fourth off of a Tisdale hit, but that was all the offense the Trojans could manage in the game.

In the bottom of the fourth, Dale County clinched the win, scoring another run to take the 4-1 lead.

In the loss, Charles Henderson still outhit Dale County 8-5, but the Trojans stranded seven base runners once they were aboard.

Grant Hughes went 1-for-3 with a single, Noah Lowery went 2-for-3 with two singles, Jackson Murphy went 2-for-2 with two singles, Tisdale went 2-for-2 with a single and a double and Carson Tucker went 1-for-2 with a single.

Tisdale took the loss on the mound for Charles Henderson, allowing one earned run on five hits in four innings pitched.

In the nightcap, Charles Henderson came back to dominate Dale County 10-2 thanks to big hitting from Carson and Garrett Tucker.

After the two teams were deadlocked 2-2 after two innings, the Trojans rallied to score four runs in the third and fourth innings each to take a big 10-2 lead.

In the fifth inning, Charles Henderson pitcher Grant Hughes slammed the door shut on Dale County, holding the warriors scoreless in the final inning to clinch the win.

“We didn’t play real well in the first game,” Charles Henderson head coach Sam Kitchens said. “We left too many men on base. We outhit them, but we just made a few too many mistakes. In the second game, we played solid defense and had great pitching from Hughes. We had a good contribution from whole team. The focus and effort was there.”