CHHS falls to G.W. Long: ‘We beat ourselves’

Published 10:02 pm Thursday, February 18, 2016

SKIPPERVILLE – The Rebels of G.W. Long took advantage of seven Charles Henderson High errors and numerous other free bases en route to a 16-8 win Thursday night in Skipperville, Al., but Head Coach William Teal said his team is putting this game behind them and focusing on two big games this Saturday in Troy.

“We beat ourselves, with that many errors,” said Coach Teal. “Our pitchers also hit about five batters and gave up three walks, and you are not going to win many games giving up that many bases. I did think we swung the bat well, as we got out to a 5-0 lead to start the game, but we did not make the plays when we needed to. But that’s baseball.

“We’re putting this game behind us, and turning out attention to Saturday. We’ve got to move on, as this game is just one mark on our record. It was just not our night, where things did not go our way, but there will be days that things do go our way. It starts Friday and I expect us to come out with a lot of energy and move forward from there.”

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CHHS took a 5-0 lead in the top of the first and added one in the second inning, but G.W. Long tied the game at 6-6 in the bottom of the second, added four in the fourth inning and six in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull away.

The Trojans outhit the Rebels 13 to 12, with Bryson Gandy and Jackson Murphy each getting three hits. Chase Hartley and Hunter Reeves each had two hits, while Charlie Tisdale, Devin Suddith and Carson Tucker each had one base hit.

Gandy and Hartley each had a double, while Hartley had a home run and four RBI’s for the Trojans. CHHS, now 2-1 on the season, hosts Dothan at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and North Jackson at 4:30 p.m.