Knights close Graham Booster’s Easter Invitational Tournament with split

Posted 4/26/19

GRAHAM — The Chatham Charter baseball team went 1-1 in the final two rounds of the 2019 Graham Booster’s Easter Invitational Tournament over the weekend.

In the second round, Chatham Charter …

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Knights close Graham Booster’s Easter Invitational Tournament with split

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GRAHAM — The Chatham Charter baseball team went 1-1 in the final two rounds of the 2019 Graham Booster’s Easter Invitational Tournament over the weekend.

In the second round, Chatham Charter was smacked around by 3A Eastern Alamance in a 15-2 loss.

The victorious Eagles plated eight runs in the top of the first before the locals even came to bat enroute to the easy win.

The Knights answered with two runs in the home half of the first but a seven-run third all but ended the contest which was halted after five.

Chatham Charter was led by Connor Murphy who was 2-for-3 with a run while Cameron Kennedy also scored and Ryan White had an RBI. The Knights managed just two hits in the contest while White, Kennedy, Tanner Kidd, Jarod Henderickson, and Landon Hussey all drew a walk.

Eastern Alamance (11-8), meanwhile, pounded 10 hits paced by a 3-for-3 effort with two runs, four RBI and a walk by Trey Burnette while Luke Brown was 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI, and Joey Teixeira 2-for-2 with two runs, two RBI and a double.

Hendrickson suffered the loss on the mound for Chatham Charter while Trevor Moore notched the win for Eastern Alamance.

Chatham Charter shook off the opening two losses by trouncing tourney host Graham 9-0 to close in seventh place.

The Knights plated a run in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead and never looked back, adding three more in the second, and five more in the fifth.

Murphy went 2-for-2 with two runs, two RBI, a double, two walks and a steal to pace Chatham Charter at the plate while Gavin Crumpler added a 2-for-3 effort with an RBI and a steal.

Jacob Brannon chipped in a 1-for-4 effort with a run and two RBI while Carter Phillips was 1-for-2 with a run and a walk, Hendrickson 1-for-2 with an RBI, a double and two walks, and Hussey 1-for-2 with two runs, a walk, and stolen base.

Picking up the win on the mound for the Knights was Murphy who worked four innings and combined with Hussey for a no-hitter. Murphy walked five and fanned five while Hussey hurled the final frame and walked one and struck out a pair.

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