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CHHS splits doubleheader in Gulf Shores

Charles Henderson baseball suffered just its second loss of the season early Wednesday, falling to Valley View 4-2, and later rebounded to take out Dothan 2-1 in the Trojans’ doubleheader in the third day of the Gulf Coast Classic in Gulf Shores, Ala.

“I thought we played tremendous defense and pitched very well,” head coach Derek Irons said. “Cole Wilson and Jason Fleming in game one and Hunter Reeves in game two we were really good on the mound and on defense. We just didn’t have our best day swinging the bats.”

In the first game of the day, Charles Henderson fell behind early, and couldn’t catch up to Valley View despite a two-run fourth inning.

The Trojans fell behind early in the game, giving up a run to Valley View in the top of the second inning.

From there, Charles Henderson played catch up, finding offense in the bottom of the fourth inning to narrow Valley View’s score to 3-2.

But Valley View closed the game out in the top of the seventh, scoring one run to take a 4-2 lead, while the Trojans failed to score in the bottom of the inning.

On the mound, Cole Wilson suffered the loss, allowing three earned runs on eight hits.

Chase Hartley and DeAndre Pitts recorded the team’s only two RBI, with each going 0-for-2 from the plate.

In the second game of the day, Charles Henderson was able to weather an early Dothan lead to secure the win late in the game.

After allowing Dothan to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, Charles Henderson rallied to score one run in the third and fourth innings to take the 2-1 victory.

Hunter Reeves pitched a complete game for Charles Henderson, allowing one earned run on six hits.

Austin Ingram went 2-for-3 from the plate with one RBI in the game.

“I’m proud of the way we competed even when we weren’t our best offensively,” Irons said. “We got in the same situation Monday against Hazel Green (as we did against Dothan in the second game) both times I was proud of the way they kept fighting.”

Charles Henderson will now await the results of later games to determine who will move on to the semi-finals and finals on Thursday.