GLEN ROSE – For the Tigers’ junior varsity “Red” team, the home double header Monday against Alvarado was a Jekyll and Hyde showing. The Indians quite literally walked away with game one, 12-6, but the Tigers bounced back nicely in the later with a 7-3 win.
The Glen Rose pitching staff issued a staggering 11 walks in the opening game while its defense allowed five runners to reach base via an error. With a four-run-per-inning limit set on the two five-inning games, it was not until the third inning that the Tigers recorded three outs in a single frame.
But by then the damage had already been done. Glen Rose trailed 11-0 going into the bottom of the third inning. But a little offensive mojo began to work in the favor of the Tigers after Jake Andersen drew a four-pitch with two outs.
Kelton Bernard’s infield single and Jett Gould’s two-run triple followed the free pass for the first two Glen Rose runs. River Costello plated Gould with an infield single to inch the Tigers closer, 11-3.
Cooper Parks, Hayden Shaw and Andersen all drew walks and scored in the bottom of the fourth before Costello was thrown out trying to stretch a two-out two-run single into a double for the final out of game one.
Game two was a whole different ballgame in every sense of the phrase. Instead of 11 walks, the Tigers issued just one, while the staff struck out six more Indians and walked four fewer than in the series opener.
Dax Read started on the bump for the Tigers who were in need of a strong outing. The righty needed 58 pitches to work his way through four full innings with six strikeouts mixed in. He allowed two runs on six hits and did not issue a walk.
Bernard closed out the game with 16-pitch fifth inning. He allowed a leadoff walk to score for his only blemish.
Costello capped his day with two more hits – an RBI triple in the first inning and single in the third inning – to finish 4-for-5 at the dish. Bernard and Read each scored two runs and Gould added the seventh. Reed and Costello both tripled in the first inning, Bernard picked up two singles and three stolen bases, while Parks and Andersen added singles from the bottom half of the order.
Glen Rose JV Red will be back in action April 28 at home against Stephenville. First pitches for the double header are slated for 5 and 6:45 p.m.