Trojans fall: Two bad innings cost Charles Henderson in 12-7 loss at home against Dothan

Published 9:18 pm Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Charles Henderson Trojans fell to Dothan 12-7 on Thursday afternoon at Hogans’ Hole on the campus of Charles Henderson High School.

The loss drops the Trojans to 1-2 overall this season.

The Trojans held an early lead on Thursday, but a six-run fifth inning flipped the momentum to Dothan.

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Anthony Gurba got the start for the Trojans in the game. The pitcher completed three and one-third innings and allowed six runs on nine hits and one walk. He struck out five batters.

Jackson Giles pitched the next one and one-third and allowed two earned runs on four hits. J.B Sanders and Christian McCall were also on the mound for the Trojans in the defeat.

The Trojans finished with seven hits, led by Cole McWhorter who finished 2-3 with three RBI. The Trojans got also got hits by Chance Pollard, Brock Huner, Walker Stallworth, Caden Bryan and Will Reeves.

The Trojans earned the first lead of the ball game when they scored four runs in the bottom half of the second inning.

McWhorter led off the inning with a solo home run over the left center wall. Stallworth and Reeves followed the home run with back-to-back singles. Stallworth came around to score the second run on a wild pitch and Reeves scored on a base hit by Huner. Bryan put the Trojans up 4-0 when he touched home plate after Lawson Scarbrough was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

The Tigers went on to score the next six runs. After a two-run single cut the Trojans’ lead in half at 4-2, The Tigers scored four more runs in the fourth on a grand slam by their starting pitcher starting pitcher to hand them their first lead of the game at 6-4.

The Trojans got a run back in the fourth when McWhorter picked up his second RBI on a double, scoring Scarbrough.

The Tigers blew it open in the fifth when they scored six runs on four hits, bringing the score to 12-5.

The Trojans picked up single runs in both the sixth and seventh inning on a ground out by McWhorter and a double by Pollard.