Trojans lose late lead in loss to Wetumpka

Published 9:34 pm Friday, March 16, 2018

The Wetumpka junior varsity broke a 5-4 CHHS JV lead with seven runs in the top of the fifth inning en route to an 11-6 win over the Trojans Friday night in the first game of a double header at Hogan’s Hole in Troy.

Wetumpka took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but CHHS cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the first when Tyrell Jones singled and later scored on a single by Bailey Sparrow.

Daryl Lee reached on an error to lead off the bottom of the second, Jaylen Deveridge was hit by a pitch, Jones singled to load the bases, Payne Griffin walked to push a run across and J.B. Sanders singled to drive in two runs and a 4-2 CHHS JV lead.

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Sparrow walked and scored in the third on a ground out by Christian McCall for a 5-2 advantage.

Wetumpka JV added two runs in the top of the fourth and batted around for seven in the fifth inning for the 11-5 lead.

CHHS JV added a final run in the fifth when Lee singled and later scored on a single by Deveridge for the 11-6 final.

CHHS JV was led by Deveridge and Jones with two hits each, while Sanders,  Sparrow, Ben Reeves and Lee had one hit apiece.

Dalton Stephens worked the first four innings for CHHS while Sanders and Deveridge worked the last frame.