Dominance: Trojan offense explodes for 13 runs in ten run victory to earn sweep over Eufaula

Published 10:07 pm Friday, March 11, 2016

Photo/mike hensley Bryson Gandy at the plate Friday night against Eufaula. Gandy and the Trojans earned a three game sweep over the Tigers with a 13-3 win on Friday night.

Photo/mike hensley
Bryson Gandy at the plate Friday night against Eufaula. Gandy and the Trojans earned a three game sweep over the Tigers with a 13-3 win on Friday night.

The Charles Henderson Trojans scored six runs in the first inning and rode it to a 13-3 win over the Eufaula Tigers on Friday evening to finish off the series sweep.

After winning the first two games of the series, the Trojans were able to cap it off with a consistent offensive attack in the final game from start to finish.

“It was another win,” said Trojan head coach William Teal. “We did what we were supposed to do with the bats. That is something we have been lacking. We got a first round area sweep, you can’t ask for anything better.”

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The Trojans scored in all five innings of Friday’s game and received good production all the way through the lineup. All but one of the Trojans picked up at least one hit in the game.

“That is very important,” Teal said. “One through nine had quality at bats. Even if you don’t get a hit and you strike out, you see seven pitches and increase the guys pitch count. That’s what we were able to do tonight. We had a lot of two out hits and we fed off of each other.”

After Carson Tucker let up a first inning run to the Tigers, the Trojans offense picked him up in a big way in the bottom half of the inning. The Trojans sent 11 hitters to the plate, scoring six runs on six hits.

Jabronski Williams and Bryson Gandy both got on base to begin the inning for the Trojans before Nick Lewis doubled in Williams to even the score up at one a piece. Chase Hartley followed the double with a sacrifice fly driving in Gandy to give the Trojans the 2-1 lead. Jackson Murphy singled and Charlie Tisdale followed that up with a walk. Devan Suddith, Carson Tucker and Grant Hughes all reached on RBI hits and the Trojans entered the second inning with a 6-1 lead.

After the first inning, Tucker settled down on the mound and pitched all five innings, earning him the win. He let up three runs on six hits.


“He did pretty well,” Teal said. “He wasn’t as efficient as he was against Robertsdale but he is showing me that we can give him the ball when we need someone. He competed and that’s all you can ask for.”

Both teams traded a single run in both the bottom of the second and the top of third and the Trojans took a 7-2 lead going into the bottom of the third inning. The Trojans put the game away with a four run inning to go up 11-2 over the Tigers.

After Tucker and Hughes reached base, Jabronski Williams doubled to left field to bring both runners home to score. Gandy grounded out to first base, scoring Hughes and Lewis doubled to right to score Williams for the ninth and tenth run of the game. Lewis closed out the scoring for the Trojans in the third on a wild pitch to put the Trojans up 11-2.

The Trojans scored a run in the fourth inning to put them up 12-2 before the Tigers picked up a run of their own in the fifth to extend the game. The Trojans officially ended it in the bottom of the fifth when Chase Hartley hit a sacrifice fly to left field scoring Lewis from third.

With the win, the Trojans improve to 15-1 on the season and will be in action next Thursday when they travel to Greenville.