With District 7-3A action quickly approaching, Glen Rose suffered a major setback when the weather forced the Tigers’ to cancel the Harley “Hogg” Memorial Tournament in Glen Rose over the weekend.
However, Glen Rose did manage to pull out a “W” when they played Eastland on Tuesday and sent the Mavericks packing with a 3-2 Tigers' win.
Colt Plaster took the bump from the get go and tossed two innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out three.
RJ Nowak saw action on the hill in relief of Plaster, throwing two scoreless innings on no hits and a strike out.
Derek Thompson closed out the contest with three shut out innings, serving up two hits, a walk and four punch outs..
At the dish, Shelby Junge accounted for two runs batted in, going 1-1 with a walk and two hit by pitches.
Jacob Goebel accounted for the other RBI on his lone hit of the ballgame.
Kevin Brooks went 1-2 and Reagan Rotan went 1-2 with a run scored.
“We start district a week (from Tuesday),” said Glen Rose Head Coach Kenny Toney. “We need to get better quickly. These next two games are important. It really hurt us having to cancel the tournament.”
The Tigers have just over a week to practice with their entire team before the “real” season begins.
“We are able to move Reagan (Rotan) back to second, and he’ll play short when Colt pitches,” said Toney. “We have experience back at first base. We just have to get our pitchers' arms back into shape, and they’re doing that.”
Glen Rose traveled to Lampasas on Tuesday and hosted South Hills on Wednesday.
“I’m going to start Derek (Thompson) against Lampasas to see how far into a game he can get, then against South Hills I’m going to start RJ,” said Toney.