Led by winning pitcher Baker Ingram, the Glen Rose Tigers defeated the Venus Bulldogs and are headed to the playoffs.
The Tigers won in Venus on April 20 by a score of 8-2.
Ingram allowed only five hits, two runs and one earned run.
Hayden Bach was the man at the plate with three hits, three runs and two RBI’s in only four plate appearances. Bach had a batting average of .750 for the game, well above his .300 on the season.
“We played well against Venus,” Glen Rose head coach Kenny Toney said. “We were two starters (down) but everyone stepped up and go the job done.”
Hayden Holder contributed two runs and two hits to the victory in three plate appearances, pulling an average of .666.
Holder wasn’t the only Tiger to have a game batting average of .666, Tyler Linderman had two hits, two RBI’s and one run on three plate appearances.
Ingram got one hit and two RBI’s, Westley Pritchard had one hit and one run, and Clayton Tubbs had one hit (a double) and one run.
“We played very good defense during district play, and our pitching was very good as well,” Toney said.
During district play, Linderman led the team with a season batting average of .344, followed by Holder with .333 and Bach batting a .300 on the season. Linderman and Bach each have 27 strike outs this season.
The Tigers will play a warm-up game against No.8 ranked Prosper, on Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Mansfield Summit in Arlington.
Burleson Centennial will be the first playoff opponent Glen Rose faces. Game one will be at Centennial starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3; game two will be in Glen Rose on Friday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m.; and (if needed) game three will follow roughly 20 minutes after.