Scarbrough hits two home runs in CHHS’ win over Enterprise

Published 9:05 pm Thursday, March 14, 2019

Lawson Scarbrough crushed two home runs and Walker Stallworth was dealing on the mound as the Trojans of Charles Henderson High, winners of 11 of their last 12 games, defeated Enterprise 8-4 Thursday in Troy.

CHHS ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 5A, improved to 12-3 and have won eight in a row.

“Glad to get a win,” said CHHS Head Coach Matt Whitton. “Enterprise battled us and put us to the test. Credit to our guys to be able to continue to fight and get a couple of big hits late in the game.”

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CHHS took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Brock Huner doubled, Cole McWhorter singled to drive in Huner, and McWhorter scored on a bases-loaded walk by Will Reeves to push a run across.

Enterprise got on the board in the top of the fourth when Grant Thornton singled, Gabe Anderson walked and both scored on a single by Ryan Page.

The Trojans went up 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth when Huner walked and Scarbrough mashed a home run to left-center field.

The Wildcats bounced back in the top of the sixth inning when Anderson singled and Page homered to knot the score at 4-4.

CHHS responded in the bottom of the sixth as Caden Bryan reached on a walk to start the inning, Jackson Giles reached on an infield miscue, Bryan scored on a sacrifice bunt by Pollard, Huner doubled again to drive in a run, and Scarbrough hit his second homer of the night to put CHHS up 8-4.

Stallworth was a bulldog on the mound, allowing four runs while scattering eight hits, striking out three and walking two.

The Trojans were led at the plate by Scarbrough with two homers and four RBI, while Huner also had two doubles and Brantley had two singles. Pollard, McWhorter and Stallworth each had one hit.

Coach Whitton said that every contest different players have stepped up to contribute in a big way, and against Enterprise, Stallworth and Scarbrough were two big contributors.

“Walker did a great job,” said Whitton,. “Once again he gave us a chance to win and kept us in the ballgame.  Lawson hit a ball hard in the first inning and later comes up with two big home runs late in the game. He has been swinging it well the last couple of weeks and things are starting to turn for him.”

The Trojans are in action again this Saturday when they take on Stanhope Elmore and Providence High School, 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively.