Trojans get past Tigers

Published 9:29 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Bryson Gandy went a perfect 4-4 at the plate as the Charles Henderson Trojans defeated Straughn 13-1 on Tuesday.

“We played really well,” said Trojans head coach William Teal. “They didn’t give us very many freebies. We earned everything we got. We were very consistent with our bats tonight.”

Gandy’s four hit night was part of a 14 hit night for the Trojans that saw them improve to 19-1 on the season.

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“He (Gandy) is just consistent,” Teal said. “He does what we asked him to do and he has a good approach at the plate. He knows what he is trying to do when he gets up there.”

Charlie Tisdale, Carson Tucker and Grant Hughes all had two hits apiece.

Tucker pitched six innings, allowing one unearned run on three hits four strikeouts.

“Carson was very efficient today,” Teal said. “He didn’t have his first walk until the sixth. He was filling up the zone using mainly fastballs. He worked quick and he stayed ahead in the count.”

The Trojans tacked on two runs in both the first and second innings to go up 4-0. Gandy and Lewis both scored on an error in the first inning and in the second inning Devan Suddith led of the inning with a double. Following a base hit and stolen base by Hughes, both runners would go on to score on two separate errors.

After surrendering a run in the bottom of the second and both teams went scoreless in the third the Trojans offense was back at it in the fourth. Tucker drove in Suddith on a single and Gandy drove in pinch runner Eric Lee on a single to put the Trojans up 6-1.

The Trojans were able to shut the door in the sixth with a seven-run inning to break the 10-run rule threshold.

The Trojans got an RBI double by Lewis, a walk by Suddith that drove in Lewis, Tucker scored on a wild pitch and Tisdale scored on an RBI single by Hughes.

Jabronksi kept the offense going when he singled in Eric Lee. Gandy closed out the scoring with a single that scored Hughes from third base.

The second ranked Trojans will now turn their sites to Friday night when they host Headland in a double-header starting at 4 p.m.