Patriots’ hitters pile up 23 runs against Knights

Henry County High School senior Cale Ellis lunges to reach first base on an infield hit during the second inning of the Patriots’ 23-6 triumph over Kenwood on Tuesday at HCHS.

Erupting for 23 runs and 16 hits made for a fun day for the Henry County High School baseball team on Tuesday at HCHS.

The Patriots rolled to a 23-6 victory over Kenwood to pull to an even 10-10 record on the season. The Patriots are now 7-6 in District 10-AAA games.

Henry County will travel to Decaturville to take on Riverside for junior varsity and varsity games starting at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, the Patriots will host district rival Springfield in a varsity contest starting at 11 a.m.



Henry County jumped in front 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning before pushing in nine runners in the second inning. The Patriots added seven runs in the third frame and scored five times in the fourth inning.

Kenwood briefly led 4-2 after scoring four runs in the top of the second inning. The Knights added two final runs in the fourth stanza.

Charlie Davis blasted a three-run homer for the Patriots while Peyton Charles hit two doubles and a triple. Kaine Gallimore knocked in four runs with two hits. Will Norwood, Rodney Littleton Jr. and Cale Ellis all had two hits in the game.

Ellis was the Patriots’ starting pitcher and worked a scoreless first inning before allowing four runs while getting just one out in the second inning. Ellis finished his stint on the mound allowing three hits and three walks while striking out two.

Norwood relieved to get the final two outs of the second inning and threw three more frames. He gave up two earned runs on one hit and five walks. He had seven strikeouts.

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