Trojans sweep Enterprise with comeback wins
Published 3:00 am Saturday, March 5, 2016
The Charles Henderson Trojans picked up two come-from-behind wins against Enterprise Friday in the Hits for Heroes Tournament in Ozark.
The Trojans scored two runs in the final inning in game one to defeat Enterprise 2-1. They followed that up with a 5-4 win in game two.
“They were both low scoring, good games,” said Trojans head coach Willliam Teal. “They were pitchers duels. We didn’t swing the bat as well as I would have liked, but we were able to put some quality innings together when we needed them.”
Senior Chase Hartley took the ball for the Trojans in game one and pitched all seven innings, earning the win after allowing just one run off six hits.
““He threw fantastic,” Teal said. “He threw about as good as you could ask him to throw.”
Both teams started the game scoreless until the fourth inning when Enterprise’s Parker Warren led off the inning with a double. He came around to score on a Santi Garcia single to put the Wildcats up 1-0.
The Trojans mounted a threat in the sixth inning when both Carson Tucker and Bryson Gandy reached on singles. The threat would be extinguished on a Jabronski William strikeout and a double play off the bat of Hartley.
The Trojans began the seventh inning with a Hunter Reeves walk and Grant Hughes entered the game as a pinch runner. Jackson Murphy came up and had a walk of his own sending the leading run to the first base.
After inserting Eric Lee as a pinch runner, Charlie Tisdale put down a sacrifice bunt putting the tying and leading runs in scoring position. Devan Suddith played the role of the hero when singled scoring both runs to put the Trojans up for good 2-1.
Jabronski Williams led the way in hitting with two hits in game one.
The Trojans carried over the momentum from game one into game two and battled back to win after once again falling behind.
After falling behind 3-2 the Trojans crawled back in the fifth when three runs came across giving them a 5-3 lead.
Down 4-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning Nick Lewis got the offense started with a one single. After a Hartley double, Hughes singled in Lewis from third base to cut the lead down to 4-3. Both Hartley and Hughes scored on two throwing errors after Tisdale reached first base on a fielder’s choice to give the Trojans the 5-4 lead.
Lewis led the way in hitting for the Trojans in game two with two hits on the night. Hughes, Hartley, Tucker and Williams all had one hit.
The Trojans will begin area play on March 10 when they travel to play Eufaula.