Day one split: Trojans begin Spring Diamond Tournament

Published 9:43 pm Friday, April 5, 2019

The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans began play in the Trojan Spring Diamond tournament on Friday night. They opened up the tournament with a 4-0 loss to Montgomery Catholic before closing out the night with a 6-2 over Carroll.

Each game had a time limit of 70 minutes, leaving both teams in a time crunch when it came to scoring runs.

In game one it was Montgomery Catholic who scored the only runs of the shortened game and held on to win.

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Emma Kirkpatrick got the start for the Trojans. Kirkpatrick pitched 2.1 innings and allowed four total runs, three of which were earned on four hits and three walks. She struck out three batters. Sydni Garrett pitched the remaining 1.2 innings and held Montgomery Catholic hitless, while striking out two batters.

Garrett picked up the lone Trojan hit in game one.

The bats came alive for the Trojans in their game two win. The Trojans racked up six runs on eight hits.

Madison Stewart finished 2-2 with a run scored. Heather Maxwell, Kirkpatrick, Garrett, McKenzie Cain and Hannah Hughes all had a hit.

Hughes stepped inside the circle as the Trojans’ starting pitcher. Hughes pitched all four innings and allowed two total runs, one of which was earned on three hits and a walk.

After falling behind 1-0, the Trojans came out swinging and scored their first five runs in the bottom of the first inning. Maxwell came around to score the first run on an error off the bat of Kirkpatrick. The Trojans followed up with back-to-back doubles, including one by Garrett that scored both Kirkpatrick and Stewart to give the Trojans a 3-1 lead. Two batters later, Cain hit a home run to center to drive in Garrett and give the Patriots a 5-1 lead.

The Trojans scored their final run one inning later when Kirkpatrick scored on an error.

The Trojans will continue play in the tournament on Saturday. Pool play will wrap up with games at 10:30 a.m. The single-elimination portion of the tournament will begin at 1 p.m.