BROCK – Friday’s road test against the No. 3 Lady Eagles of Brock High School, as ranked by the Texas Girls’ Coaches Association, was bound to be one of the toughest thus far into the Lady Tigers’ 11-3A schedule. It was also closer than the 11-1 final score indicated.
The Lady Eagles scored just one run in each of the first four innings, but plated seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to force the run-rule. All seven of the fifth inning runs were unearned and came after a potential inning-ending-double-play groundball rolled through the infield with one out.
A second error allowed for the ninth batter of the inning to reach, who then scored on Sydney Snow’s game-ending triple to right field.
Cara Tolar fanned 13 Lady Tigers while walking two. She also allowed just three hits – a first-inning single by Page Green, Tatum Stegint’s RBI triple in the third and a Courtney Morris single in the fourth inning – during her five innings of work.
Stegint’s triple plated Destenie Lewis, after the Glen Rose shortstop reached via an eight-pitch walk, for the only Lady Tiger run. The free pass was the second for Lewis on the evening.
Morris tossed 103 pitches with 63 going for strikes. The freshman struck out three, walked three and scattered 11 hits in her 4.1 innings of work. Sabrina Watson came on in relief to face the last two Lady Eagle batters.
Glen Rose is now 2-2 in 11-3A and 8-11 on the season. Head Coach Kiel Miller’s Lady Tigers have not fared well since the calendar flipped to March. But Glen Rose will aim to improve upon their 3-7 mark during the month with home games against Grandview and Millsap and a road tilt in Hillsboro before moving on to April.
First things first, Glen Rose will need to take care of business at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at home against (13-4-2, 3-1) Grandview. In their last time out, the Lady Zebras knocked off Peaster 9-7, which handed the Lady Eagles their first loss during district play.