Reporter Staff Report
For the Glen Rose Tigers Bronco League baseball team, it was the best of times and it was the worst of times.
The Tigers season ended abruptly with a 1-2 mark in the regional tournament in Cleburne over the weekend, but at the same time the team celebrated a season in which they won 15 straight tournament contests and finished with an impressive 16-2 season.
“It was kind of bittersweet. It was a long season, but it was a good season,” Tigers Head Coach Tommy Halcom said. “Now these kids can enjoy what’s left of the summer.”
The Tigers opened double-elimination regional play against the Richland Warriors, a select team that has the opportunity to choose from the best players in their area, and fell 7-2.
Glen Rose bounced back with a firework-like offensive display in a 17-12 win over Arlington Optimist, but then was eliminated by East Fork in a 5-4 nail biter.
Richland went on to qualify for the regional championship series against the host Cleburne Jackets, but the finals were rained out on Monday and rescheduled on Tuesday. Rain showers early Tuesday led to speculation that the championship may be further delayed. Halcom reported that Cleburne has already defeated Richland once this year.