Lady Trojans knock off Carroll 18-2

Published 6:50 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Charles Henderson varsity softball team scored in every inning in their 18-2 win over Carroll on Tuesday evening in Ozark.

The Trojans, with the win, improves to 6-7 on the year.

The Lady Trojans forced 11 Eagle errors in their win.

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Emma Kirkpatrick pitched all five innings of the shortened game. She allowed one earned run, two total runs, on four hits. Kirkpatrick struck out seven.

Heather Maxwell went 3-3 with 2 RBI and three runs scored. In all, the Trojans racked up 13 hits. Kirkpatrick and Stella Gilbreath each had two hits, while Whittaka Lowery, Emily Hughes, Madison Stewart, Sydni Garrett, AJ May and Mykyia all had one hit.

Maxwell and Kirkpatrick scored Charles Henderson’s first two runs on an error in the first inning to give the Trojans a 2-0 lead. Garrett followed up with a triple to right allowing Stewart to score.  The Trojans scored their final run of the inning on a groundout by Graci Williams.

The Trojans added three more runs in the top of the second when they had an RBI by Maxwell and Kirkpatrick. Maxwell came around to score on an error and the Trojans took a 7-0 lead into the bottom of the second inning.

The Trojans had their biggest inning in the third when they posted a total of five runs. The Trojans had four hits in the inning including two RBI doubles by May and Maxwell and the Patriots increased their lead to 12-0.

Milton had an RBI triple in Charles Henderson’s two-run fourth inning, putting the Trojans up 14-0.

The Trojans finished off their scoring in the fifth inning when they scored four more runs. Milton reached on an error that allowed Sadie Leverette to score from third base. After a bases loaded walk by Lowery, Hughes singled on a hard ground ball to center field to allow Hughes and Milton to score, putting Charles Henderson up 18-0.

The Eagles scored their only two runs in the bottom of the fifth after Charles Henderson committed an error after allowing back-to-back singles.