Chargers claim big league win over Philadelphia

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The homestanding Chargers of Choctaw County High School scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for an 11-10 win over Region 5-3A foe Philadelphia on Thursday.

“It was like a tennis match, it just kept going back and forth,” said CCHS head baseball coach Andy Young. “They would score one and we would score two, we would score one and they would score two.”

Brody Hines ripped a single in the hole between third and short to score Mackey Bradberry with the winning run. Bradberry had three hits for the winners in the game, while Clay Grissom had a two-run double and a pair of singles and Woody Vowell delivered a three-run double.

“We hit the ball very, very well,” Young said. “It was a big win for us. It was something we needed.”

The Chargers are set to travel to Nanih Waiya for a make-up game Thursday at 6:30 p.m., before hosting Raleigh in a Region 5-3A contest on Friday. The game they had scheduled against Southeast Lauderdale on Tuesday has been moved to April 21.

CCHS dropped a 7-5 contest to Forest on Friday. The Chargers fell behind 4-0, but couldn’t overcome the early deficit.

“We kept fighting back and got to within one run, but we just couldn’t catch them,” Young said. “The hole was too deep.”