Trojans end run in Gulf Shores

Published 3:00 am Thursday, March 30, 2017

It was a day of walk-off wins and losses as Charles Henderson’s run in the Gulf Shores Softball Tournament came to an end on Wednesday afternoon.

The Trojans began the day with a 6-5 walk-off win over Carmel Catholic before falling to West Point in game two.

With the game evened up at six, Emma Kirkpatrick singled in the game-winning run for the Trojans in their win over Carmel in game one Wednesday morning.

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The lead changed hands three times, but in the end it was the Trojans who reigned victorious.

Kirkpatrick made a difference not only at the plate, but also on the mound for the Trojans. She allowed just one unearned run on three hits in her four innings of work. Molly-Kate Sanders pitched the remaining two innings and allowed three runs on six hits.

The Trojans finished with 10 hits against Carmel. Kirkpatrick finished 3-4 with her one run-batted-in. Gracie Williams went 2-2 with an RBI.

After a scoreless first inning, Carmel Catholic scored the first run of the game in the top of the second. The Trojans quickly responded with two runs in the bottom of the second to take a one-run lead. Tucker Earles scored on an error and Rose Snyder scored when Jaicee Todd reached base on an error.

Carmel scored a run in the third and two more in the fourth to take a 4-2 lead.

For the second time, the Trojans had a two-run inning in the fourth when Whittaka Lowery doubled in Snyder and Kaitlyn Richardson to tie the game at four.

In what was the final inning of the game in the sixth, Carmel looked to put the Trojans away with a run, but Williams singled in Richardson to even the score. With Grayson Adams on third base, Kirkpatrick singled to end the game.

Game two

The Trojans held a one-run lead heading into the bottom of the final inning in game two. West Point compiled two hits and two errors in the inning to end the Trojans’ run in the tournament.

Molly Kate Sanders started for the Trojans and allowed five total runs on two hits over three innings of work. Of the five runs allowed, only two of them were earned.

Lowery, Kirkpatrick and Fox all picked up two hits a piece, with Fox driving in two RBIs.

The Trojans fell behind 2-0 in the first inning before scoring four runs in the top of the second. Lowery and Kirkpatrick scored the first runs on an error. Fox followed up with a single to score Armstrong and Fox came around to score on a single by Snyder.

West Point countered when they scored three runs in the third to go up 5-4.

Like Carmel in game one, the Trojans looked to have won the game in the fourth inning when they scored two runs to take a brief 6-5 lead before West Point scored the game’s final two runs.

The Trojans will be back in action on Tuesday when they host Brew Tech at 5 p.m.