CHHS takes out Trinity

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans used a seven-run third inning to defeat Trinity 8-4 on Tuesday.

“We played a complete game,” said Trojans head coach Robin Snyder. “That is something we have been talking to them all season. We didn’t have a lot of hits early and late in the game, but we did in the middle. Overall we played a really good game and a complete game.”

Molly-Kate Sanders threw all seven innings. She allowed four runs on nine hits while striking out two.

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“Molly did a great job pitching tonight,” Snyder said. “Molly and Emma (Kirkpatrick) have done a great job all year long. As long as our defense plays them behind them we have a chance.”

The Trojans finished with 10 hits. Rose Snyder, Sidney Armstrong and Abbie Barron each picked up two hits to lead the Trojans.

Trinity jumped on the board first in top of the first inning. They scored two runs on three hits including a triple.

The Trojans had their opportunity to get on the board, but stranded three runners in scoring position over the first two innings.

The Trojans broke out for seven runs in the third inning after sending 10 batters to the plate. Snyder came around to score on a walk by Lindsey Fox and later came around to score the third run of the inning on a wild pitch. Armstrong scored the second run on an error off the bat of Sanders. Tucker Earles scored on an error off the bat of Graci Williams, Sanders came around to score on a single by Barron followed up Kaitlyn Richardson driving in Williams. The Trojans scored the final run of the inning when Barron stole home to give the Trojans the 7-2 lead after three.

Armstrong hit a ringing double to drive in Snyder increasing the Trojans lead to 8-2 in the fourth.

Following the first inning, Sanders retired 11 straight batters before allowing back-to-back two-out singles in the fifth leading to two more runs, cutting the Trojans’ lead to 8-4 heading into the bottom of the fifth.

Sanders again settled down and allowed just three hits over the final two innings

The Trojans will be back in action on Friday when they take part in  Andalusia.