Trojans fall to Brooks 6-5

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A seventh-inning walk-off by Brooks and four errors dashed the Charles Henderson Trojans’ hopes on Tuesday as they lost 6-5 to the Lions during the second day of play in Gulf Shores Classic.

“It was same old same old,” said Trojans head coach William Teal. “We were making errors. We didn’t hit the ball, and we didn’t play defense well. Against a quality opponent, it’s going to get you beat.”

Charlie Tisdale took to the mound for the Trojans and went the distance. He allowed a total of six runs, four earned with eight hits; two strikeouts; and one walk.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

“Charlie threw well,” Teal said. “He threw well enough to win.

The Trojans had nine hits as a team and were led by Jackson Murphy who finished the game 3-4 with an RBI. Jabronksi Williams, Graham Wilkes, Chase Hartley, Carson Tucker and Eric Lee had the other hits for the Trojans.

The Trojans were able to jump out and take the lead of the game in the second inning when Carson Tucker singled. He stole second and scored on base hit by Eric Lee.

The Lions scored two runs in the bottom of the second, but the Trojans evened things up in the third inning when Hartley doubled in Grant Hughes.

The Lions added two more runs in the third, and a run in the fifth to go up 5-2.

After the Trojans failed to score in the sixth, they headed into their final at-bat needing three to extend the game.

Carson Tucker led off the inning with a walk and was followed up by a single by Devan Suddith to put two runners in scoring position with one out. Williams singled, scoring both Tucker and Suddith. Bryson Gandy grounded into a fielder’s choice for the innings second out. After stealing second base, Murphy singled to drive in Gandy to even the score.

The Lions were able to answer in the bottom of the seventh with a walk-off single scoring Jonathan Coleman, who had advanced on a wild pitch.

“I was extremely proud with our fight at the end of the game,” Teal said. “I am proud how they didn’t give up at the end of the game. We put ourselves in a hole, not being able to make plays throughout the game.”

The Trojans will be back in action on Wednesday afternoon to close out the Gulf Shores Classic when they take on McAdory at 4:30 at the Orange Beach Complex.