Opening win: The Charles Henderson Trojans took game one of the Trojan Classic 5-0 over Carroll
Published 11:01 pm Friday, March 4, 2016
The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans blanked the Carroll Eagles 5-0 Friday in the opening game of the 2016 Trojan Classic tournament.
“We hit the ball really well,” said Trojans head coach Robin Snyder. “We put ourselves in good position by getting base runners on and putting pressure on.”
Molly Kate Sanders was the story of the night for the Trojans. The starter threw all four innings of a timed game, picking up a shut out on just three hits and five strikeouts.
“She pitched a great game,” Snyder said. “She threw some off speed stuff and she was hitting her spots.”
Sanders was humble about her performance, though. “I think I was OK,” Sanders said. “I think I could have done better. I am not pitching as hard as I used to. I did better than I did last game, so I was proud.”
Sanders also finished the game going 2-3 for the Trojans with a stolen base.
The Trojans jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Tucker Earls hit a triple with one out. Emma Kirkpatrick hit a sacrifice fly to leftfield to score Earls.
In a game that was scheduled to last just 70 minutes, Snyder knew the importance of getting an early lead.
“When you play in pool games like this and you have 70 minutes, it’s very important,” Snyder said. “Time becomes a factor, and when you get behind it makes you have to rush and start doing things that you are not used to doing.”
After Sanders held the Eagles scoreless in the second inning the Trojans increased their lead. Sanders singled and advanced on a Sidney Armstrong groundout and a walk by Lindsay Fox. Rose Snyder’s single scored Sanders and Kirkpatrick drove in Fox to give the Trojans a 5-0 lead.
The Trojans closed out their scoring in the fourth inning off the bat of Armstrong, who drove in Lakin Turner.
Lakin Turner, Sidney Armstong, Rose Snyder, Earls, Kirkpatrick and Abbie Barron all had hits for the Trojans. The Trojans face Thorsby at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.