Trojans defeat rival Pike County

Published 7:57 pm Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans scored eight fifth inning runs, to pull away from Pike County in an 18-3 win on Thursday evening.

The win for the Trojans improves their record on the season to 15-16.

Emma Kirkpatrick took the ball as the Trojans starter against the Bulldogs. Kirkpatrick tallied four innings and allowed three runs on three hits, while striking out three. Rose Snyder closed out the game and pitched the final inning without allowing a run or hit before striking out the side.

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The Trojans finished with 14 hits in the win. Sidney Armstrong and Graci Williams both went a perfect 3-3 at the plate with Armstrong picking up two RBIs and Williams getting one.

The Trojans scored four quick runs in the opening inning. Armstrong, Tucker and Earles had RBI singles, while Molly Kate Sanders had a two-RBI double.

Pike County cut the Trojans lead in half and made it 4-2 entering the second.

Kirkpatrick stole home to bring the score to 5-2 in the second. The Trojans offense went back to work in the third. Williams scored on a Whittaka Lowery single. Lowery came around to score on a single by Kirkpatrick to make it 7-2. Kirkpatrick scored the final run in the inning when she scored on an error.

Williams hit an inside the park home run in what was a two-run inning for the Trojans in the fourth. Rose Snyder came around to score on a groundout by Sanders and the Trojans took a 10-2 lead into the bottom of the fourth.

After Pike County added a run in the fourth, the Trojans scored eight runs on six hits to get a comfortable 18-3 lead.

The Trojans will be back in action on Monday when they travel to take on Luverne.