Trojans struggle with McAdory

Published 3:00 am Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Charles Henderson Trojans concluded play in the Gulf Shores Classic with a 15-9 loss to McAdory on Wednesday afternoon.

After jumping out to an early lead, the Trojans gave up 10 runs in the bottom of the first.

“Our pitching wasn’t there today,” said Trojans head coach William Teal. “We competed, but when you give up a 10 spot in the first inning with two outs, the chances of you winning are slim to none.”

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The Trojans (21-4) finished with 12 hits in the game and were led by Bryson Gandy who went a perfect 4-4 at the plate. Chase Hartley and Eric Lee also had a multi-hit game with two each.

Back-to-back singles by Jabronski Williams and Bryson Gandy and a groundout by Jackson Murphy put the Trojans on the board early in the first inning. Gandy scored the second run on a pass ball.

Grant Hughes took the mound for the Trojans and picked up the first two outs of the inning with relative ease. From there McAdory scored 10 straight runs on five hits and seven hits.

Hughes last just 2/3 of an inning and was replaced by Carson Tucker.

The Trojans tried to get back in the game when they scored three runs in the top of the third inning. Chase Hartley blasted a three-run homerun scoring Hughes and pinch runner DQ Toney.

McAdory scored two more runs in the third and one in the fourth to increase their lead to 13-5.

Gandy scored his second run of the game in the fifth on a double by Hartley, and Charlie Tisdale drove Hartley in with a single.

“They battled,” Teal said. “We put ourselves in a hole early. Being down 10-2 I told them to believe and chip away and that’s what they did.”

The Trojans scored one run in both the sixth and seventh innings but McAdory scored five runs in the final three innings to secure the win.

The Trojans will host Trinity on April 5 in a double-header beginning at 4:30 p.m.

“We are going to forget about this and go back to work on Monday,” Teal said. “I told my guys to take some time over the next few days and go fishing and take your mind of baseball and come back ready to work on Monday.”