Charleston baseball coach Derrick Landrus called Wednesday’s two wins special.
A 13-3 win over Flora and another, 6-4 against Altamont, handed the Trojans their 20th for the season — a mark almost unimaginable earlier this year.
“It was a special day, a perfect day of baseball against two quality opponents,” Landrus said. “I was so happy for our seniors to get to 20 wins after what they have been through with COVID and not knowing if there would even be a season.”
His son, Cade, ripped two doubles and scattered four hits across three scoreless innings to beat Flora.
William Applegate drove in two runs and Ty Coartney, Kendall Pankey, Landrus and Peyton Daugherty each had two of Charleston’s 12 hits.
Aiden Archibald slammed a home run and Cory Spour singled, walked twice, stole four bases and scored two runs against Altamont.
“The game had a regional/sectional type atmosphere,” Derrick Landrus said. “Cory Spour was a game changer by getting on base and causing havoc on the bases.”
Connor Woodley allowed four hits, struck out three and yielded two runs over three innings. Coartney recorded the last four outs to earn the save.
“Some of our main guys hadn’t played baseball for nearly two years and, as we expected, they have worked extremely hard and have gotten so much better as the season went along,” Landrus said. “Twenty wins is a big goal of ours that we didn’t talk a lot about this year, because of all of the hardships that led up to the season.”
Charleston is 20-8.