CHHS edges GHS despite final-inning comeback

Published 6:02 pm Friday, March 23, 2018

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After falling 16-0 to Charles Henderson in an away game on Tuesday, the Tigers were looking for revenge when the Trojans arrived in Greenville.

CHHS began the game with 4 runs in the top of the 1st, including the first of several home runs of the game.

The Tigers, in spite of a few errors, managed to hold the Trojans to zero additional runs over the next three innings.

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In the bottom of the 3rd, Greenville answered with four runs of their own to tie the score.

In the 5th and 6th innings, CHHS pulled ahead with two and five points respectively.

With the score 12 to 4 in the bottom of the final inning, Greenville mounted a valiant comeback effort following a rallying speech by head coach David Bush, admonishing his team to “finish the game right.”

A series of singles and doubles quickly brought the Tigers back within three runs.

With two runners on base they momentarily seemed poised to tie the game; until an infield grounder to 1st cut the comeback short.

Jamil Thompson started for the Tigers and pitched five innings with mixed success, striking out eight batters and allowing 10 hits.

Kobe Bowen and Chris Bedgood closed the game out.

Bedgood and Curtis Robinson led offensively with three hits each, including a double for Bedgood.

Bowen, Austin Williams, Hunter Adair, Thompson, Andrew Williams, and Tamar Powell all also ended with hits.

CHHS managed to narrowly out hit the Tigers, but were pushed over the edge by a trio of home runs and successful base running.

Bush was not happy with the loss, but commended his team for “working their tails off to get to the point they’re at now,” and the improvement over the previous loss to CHHS “says a lot about the kids and the work they’re putting in.”

“I thought we were resilient last night, I thought we played hard,” said Bush, “we’ve lost to some really good teams, we just need to get to where we stop competing and start beating.”

Greenville’s next home game will be against Brewbaker Tech on Friday, April 6, and currently hold a 7-8 record.