Charles Henderson Claims Class 4A Baseball Series

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

Charles Henderson rebounded from Thursday’s 6-0 opening loss to Ardmore by winning games 2 and 3 to capture the Trojans’ second straight Class 4A state baseball championship.

Austin Ingram hurled a five-hitter in the 14-3 third-game win, and Xavius Burden pitched a seven-hitter and struck out six as the Trojans beat Ardmore 9-1 in game two of the AHSAA Class 4A State Baseball Championship Series at Riverwalk Stadium Friday.

Game 3: The Trojans put the game out of reach early with seven runs in the second inning. Ingram slammed a three-run homer to ignite the Trojans and also struck out two in the 14-3 five-inning finale. He walked with the bases loaded to drive in a fourth run.

John Johnson had a single, two walks and scored three runs for Coach Derek Irons’ Trojans (38-10). He provided a big spark by stealing home in game three. Chase Smartt had two singles and three RBIs, and Jason Fleming had a single, two walks and three runs scored.

Kenneth Embrey had two hits, Cody Reed, Hayden Durrett and Garrett Miller each had an RBI single.

Cody Elliott started and got the loss for Coach Andrew Smith’s Tigers (27-11).

Game 2: Burden (8-1) walked just one as he kept the Ardmore hitters off-stride to get the win. Charles Henderson collected nine hits but also took advantage of eight Tigers errors.

Austin Ingram drove in two runs with a double, Hunter Baggett also had two hits, and Chase Smartt and Chase Hartley also had doubles for the Trojans.

Hunter Moore led Ardmore with two hits and Tommy Davidson had a double.
Garrett Miller (5-3) started and took the loss. He allowed five hits and seven runs in three innings but only two of the runs were earned. Brandon Jones pitched the


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