CHHS blanks Andalusia, 15-0; Gandy pitches shutout
Published 11:08 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Starting pitcher Bryson Gandy stole the show for the Trojans as they blanked Andalusia 15-0 on Tuesday.
He told me he wanted a chance,” said Trojans head coach William Teal. “I gave it to him.”
The senior southpaw pitched a complete game shutout while only allowing two hits and striking out 10 batters in five innings.
“He proved to everyone here that he could do it,” Teal said. “We knew he could. We just had to find the right time to give him the opportunity.”
The Trojans (10-1) came into the game have just won the Terry Sikes Memorial Tournament last weekend. And they were facing a much-improved Andalusia team.
“The guys have done a great job at knowing what to expect as a team,” Teal said. “I told them this team is a much-improved team from the first time we played them. They came ready to play.”
The Trojans began their scoring in the bottom of the first inning, when leadoff hitter Gandy singled. A groundout by Hunter Reeves scored courtesy runner Grant Hughes.
The Trojans blew it open in the second when they put six runs on the board and went up 8-0 over the Bulldogs. Jackson Murphy and Charlie Tisdale both got on base with a walk and a base hit. Devan Suddith followed up with a three-run homer to right center.
“I have to give them props,” Teal said. “They work at it. I give them an option to be at the field an hour early and they show up to take batting practice. They have taken upon themselves to develop and you have to tip your cap to them.”
Carson Tucker followed the homerun with an infield single and after a Gandy walk, Chase Hartley doubled bringing it both runs to bring the score to 6-0.
Charles Henderson kept coming in the third inning. Tisdale led off the inning with a double and he was drove in by Suddith, who singled to left center. Jabronski Williams drove him in with a sacrifice fly to left field.
The Trojans scored in all five innings on Tuesday and in the fourth inning the Trojans received an RBI double by Hartley and the second homerun of the night this time by Jackson Murphy, a two run shot that scored Hartley to increase their lead to 12-0.
The Trojans closed out their scoring in the bottom of the fourth when Eric Lee doubled scoring both Tisdale and Alex Bland.
The Trojans finished with 13 hits and were led by Hartley, Tisdale and Suddith who all finished with two hits apiece.
The Trojans will be back in action on Thursday when they paly a double-header for against Enterprise at Eagle Stadium in Ozark beginning at 4:30.