Trojans improve to 4-0 in Fort Payne Tournament

Published 10:05 pm Friday, March 29, 2019

The Charles Henderson Trojans continued play in the Fort Payne Tournament on Friday. They improved to 4-0 after knocking off Sylvania 13-1 and Fort Payne 6-4.

A seven-run third inning made the difference in Charles Henderson’s comfortable win over Sylvania. The Trojans scored in all four innings. They scored two in the first, second and fourth innings.

Brock Huner started for the Trojans and lasted four innings. Huner allowed one run on one hit before giving way to brother Brady Huner in the fifth.

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The Trojans finished with 10 hits, led by Chance Pollard and Lawson Scarbrough, who both had two hits. Between the two, they combined for five RBI. Scarbrough had four of them.

Already up 4-0 heading into the third inning, the Trojans scored seven runs on five hits. Four of the seven runs came around to score on either a wild pitch, passed ball or a walk. Pollard, Brock Huner and Caden Bryan all had RBI base hits in the inning.

Sylvania got one of the runs back before the Trojans scored their final two runs in the bottom of the fourth. J.B. Sanders hit a sacrifice fly and Walker Stallworth hit an RBI double.

The Trojans stranded the bases loaded in the seventh to hold to their two-run win over host Fort Payne in game two.

The Trojans scored three runs in the opening inning and didn’t trail the rest of the way.

Darryl Lee got the start for the Trojans and pitched five innings. Lee allowed two runs on two hits. He struck out six batters. Anthony Gurba and Jackson Giles each picked an inning for the Trojans.

The Trojans finished with six hits against the host team. Pollard went 2-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Brock Huner, Scarbrough, McWhorter and Walker Stallworth all had one hit for the Trojans. Scarbrough, McWhorter, Keonte Brantley and Will Reeves all added an RBI.

The Trojans will continue play in the Fort Payne Tournament on Saturday.