Reporter Staff Report
Glen Rose made a strong showing with its JV baseball team last weekend, placing second in a varsity tournament in Ranger.
The Tigers had a good chance to reign supreme against their varsity counterparts, leading most of the way before falling 5-4 to De Leon in the championship game.
Hayden Bach and Tanner Tongate combined for seven innings on the mound, surrendering five runs on six hits while striking out six De Leon hitters.
Tongate continued his impressive weekend at the plate in the finale, joining Jarod Morgan as the only Tigers with two hits. Bach, Seth Thompson and Gavin Fitzpatrick each had one base knock.
The Tigers dominated Perrin-Whitt's varsity club 11-4 in the semifinal, thanks largely to three hits and three runs each by Thompson and Justin Weatherley.
Bach and Weston Snow each had two hits against Perrin-Whit while Tongate, Fitzpatrick, Ben Coppock and Will Ory all had one.
Fitzpatrick pitched five innings in the semifinal win, allowing four runs on just four hits while sitting five hitters down on strikes.
The JV Tigers opened the tournament with a 10-5 win over host Ranger when Bach and Tongate struck out 11 batters over six innings. They allowed five runs on six hits.
Tongate had two hits and scored three runs in the opener, while Cody Burtscher had two hits and a pair of runs. Weatherley also had two hits, Bach had one hit and scored three times and Thompson, Morgan, Coppock and Taylor Hansen added one hit each.