Back in action: Trojans continue tournament with win over Haleyville

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Photo/Mike Hensley
After beginning the Gulf Shores Softball Tournament with two wins on Monday afternoon, the Charles Henderson Trojans defeated Haleyville on Tuesday afternoon 4-3.

The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans continued play in the Gulf Shores Tournament on Tuesday at the Gulf Shores Spots Complex.

The Trojans defeated the Haleyville Lions 4-3 to begin their day before closing out day two against the host Gulf Shores.

The Trojans managed just one hit in game one against Haleyville Tuesday but were able to score seven runs to get the win.

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Emma Kirkpatrick got the lone hit in the game with an RBI triple. Kirkpatrick also contributed on the mound throwing all five innings, striking out three batters and allowing three earned runs on seven hits.

Whittaka Lowery began the scoring in the bottom of the first when she reached home safely on error by the Haleyville second baseman. She came around to score on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Tucker Earls to put the Trojans up 1-0. Sidney Armstrong also came around to score on Earls’ fielders choice after she reached on a walk.

The Lions brought their deficit down to one when they scored a run in the second inning on three hits and a walk.

In the bottom of the third, the Trojan offense went back to work. They scored two runs on Kirkpatrick’s triple to score Lowery and another fielder’s choice by Sidney Armstrong to score Grayson Adams.

The Lions entered the final inning down three at 4-1. They scored two runs on two hits and one error, but left the tying run on third base.

Game two

Molly Kate Sanders took the ball in game two for the Trojans on Tuesday evening. She got into a little bit of trouble early by surrendering four runs in the top of the first inning.

The Dolphins had four hits in the inning including a double.

The Trojans battled back in the bottom half of the first to tie the game at four. Lindsey Fox hit a bases-loaded single to score Lowery and Armstrong to bring the score to 4-4. Gracie Williams followed up with a sacrifice fly to score Fox. Sanders drove in the tying run with a single scoring Earls.

The Dolphins took the lead with a run in the third inning. They added three more runs in the fourth and held on to beat the Trojans 8-4. After day two of the tournament the Trojans are 3-1.