Trojans throttle Greenville

Published 8:55 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2018

An 11-run first inning propelled the Charles Henderson Trojans to a 16-0 win over Greenville for their first area win of the season.

Senior Noah Lowery got the start for the Trojans. Lowery pitched all five innings of the shortened contest and allowed just four hits, while striking out two batters.

The Trojans finished with 15 hits. Four players in Lowery, Will Reeves, Lawson Scarbrough and J.B. Sanders finished with two hits. Chance Pollard, Payne Griffin, Christopher Maxwell, Caden Bryan, Walker Stallworth, Anthony Gurba and Tyrell Jones each had one hit.

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Charles Henderson’s 11 first-inning runs came on nine hits including doubles by Scarbrough, Bryan and Sanders.

After a scoreless second inning, the Trojans added another run in the third when Gurba hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Maxwell for their 12th run of the game.

The The Trojans scored their final four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Lowery drove in Pollard with a single for the inning’s first run. Maxwell followed up with a two-run double to drive in both Payne Griffin and Jaylen Deveridge. Bryan drove in Maxwell with a sacrifice fly.

On the side of Hogan’s Hole, the Lady Trojans also had a comfortable 16-0 win over the Greenville Tigers.

“Now we are sitting 2-0 in the area and we have a really good chance of hosting area for the second year in a row,” said head coach Robin Snyder. “We still have a lot of work to do, but we hit the ball tonight and we played well defensively.”

Molly Kate Sanders got the start for the Trojans and went the distance. She allowed just one hit in her outing and struck out five batters.

The Charles Henderson baseball team will travel to take on Greenville on Thursday, while the Lady Trojans will remain home to take on Wicksburg.