Trojan sweep: Trojans offense tees off in double-header sweep of the Tigers
Published 3:00 am Tuesday, March 22, 2016
By Dan Smith
Charles Henderson High rolled to wins of 18-1 and 16-0 over Greenville High Monday night at Hogan’s Hole, and while it was not pretty, it was another day of strong pitching, a carousel of hitting, and aggressive base running for the Trojans.
In the first game Chase Hartley was dominant on the mound, allowing one run on one hit over five innings while striking out six and walking one. Hartley gave up one run in the second inning to the Tigers, but for the remainder of the game Greenville did not reach second base.
At the plate Hartley, Jabronski Williams, Nick Lewis and Carson Tucker each had two hits, while Bryson Gandy, Alex Bland, Charlie Tisdale and Devan Suddith had one hit each in the 12-hit attack. Lewis and Suddith each had a double, while Lewis had four RBI and Suddith had two.
CHHS jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, went up 5-1 in the second, added seven in the third inning and six more in the fourth for the 18-1 win.
In the second game the Trojans got another strong pitching performance out of Charlie Tisdale, who allowed only three hits over five innings while striking out five.
Lewis was three-for-three in the second game, Jackson Murphy had two hits, while Graham Wilkes, Hartley, Tisdale, Suddith, Tucker and Grant Hughes each had one hit.
Tucker and Murphy each had big home runs in the night cap, with Murphy hitting a two-run homer and Tucker blasting a three-run homer in a 10-run second inning. Lewis, Murphy and Tucker each had three RBI in the second game.
CHHS had taken a 1-0 lead in the first, scored 10 in the second, two in the third and three in the fourth.
Tisdale, Lewis and Hartley also had doubles in the second game.
“I feel really good about how we are playing, as we are winning games,” said CHHS Head Coach William Teal. “As far as how we have been playing, we can improve, and you can always improve. The first half of the season we were outhitting teams and get 10 to 12 hits against really good pitching, and our at-bats have got to be better, but overall I am really proud of them.”
CHHS improves to 18-1 on the year and 5-0 in Class 5A, Area 3 play.
Charles Henderson is at Straughn Tuesday, and will host a double-header in Troy against Headland Friday, before traveling to the annual Gulf Shores baseball tournament beginning next Monday.