Trojans knock off Andalusia

Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans defeated Andalusia 4-1 in the opening game of the Andalusia tournament Friday afternoon.

The Trojans held Andalusia to just three hits in the game. Starting pitcher Molly Kate Sanders threw all six innings for the Trojans, earning herself the win. Sanders allowed just three hits and one run while striking out four without allowing a walk.

The Trojans finished with seven hits, led by Whittaka Lowery who went 2-3 with an RBI. Emma Kirkpatrick, Rose Snyder, Sidney Armstrong, Tucker Earles and Graci Williams all had a hit.

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It was an old-fashioned pitchers duel throughout the game’s first four innings. Andalusia jumped on the board first in the fifth when they scored their lone run on a hit and an error.

The Trojans answered quickly in the top half of the sixth inning by scoring all four of their runs.

Snyder drove in Kirkpatrick with a double, Lowery singled in Snyder, Fox scored Armstrong on a groundout  and Lowery came around to score on a wild pitch.

Andalusia was able to get a base runner in their final at-bat before Sanders retired the next three batters to end the game.

The Trojans closed day one of the tournament with a 6-5 win over Kinston. Kirkpatrick took the ball as the Trojans starter and pitched two innings and allowed four runs on five hits before giving way to Sanders who pitched the remaining two innings. The Trojans had a total of five hits in the game by Kirkpatrick, Armstrong, Lowery, Lindsey Fox and Tucker Earles.