JV baseball opens season

Tye Chandler sports@theglenrosereporter.com
Gus Stoner holds Perrin-Whitt to one run in three innings of work on the mound. He also connects on two hits with a team-high three RBIs to help JV White sweep a doubleheader.

After many weather issues, both JV Tiger baseball teams finally got some game action in March 10.

JV White 7

Perrin-Whitt 2

Glen Rose finished with more hits (5-3) and errors (4-2). Perrin-Whitt trailed 7-0 before scoring in its last at bat.

"We hit the ball well and executed small ball by dropping some bunts down," said coach Fred Cordova. "Anytime you're scoring seven or eight runs per game, you have to be pleased."

Offensive contributors in the win were Kully Reynolds (triple, single, 2 RBIs), Gus Stoner (single, 2 RBIs), Tyler Torres (single, RBI) and Cashion Klipfel (single).

"Kully really sat back on the ball, let it travel and turned on it for the triple," Cordova said. "He looked fast on the bases, as did several of our guys. Gus is one of the older guys and is swinging a good bat right now to probably be our most consistent hitter.

"Cashion did a good job. He settled in for some timely base hits."

Pitchers were Codey Barker (4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 3 K) and Devin Crawford (1 IP, 2 R - 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W).

"Codey took time to get going, but he was able to keep them off-balance and played good defense," Cordova said. "Several of Perrin's players were from their varsity. Devin also competed and hit his spots."

JV White 8

Perrin-Whitt 2

Glen Rose finished with more hits (3-2) and errors (2-1). The Tigers scored seven runs in their last two at bats.

"We capitalized on walks to put up as many runs as we did, which took discipline," Cordova said. "We didn't swing at bad pitches."

Offensive contributors were Stoner (single, RBI), Camden Reynolds (single), Klipfel (single) and Torres (RBI). Pitchers were Stoner (3 IP, 1 R - 0 ER, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K) and Connor Hansen (1 IP, 1 R - 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W).

"Gus took awhile to get in a groove, but he competed," Cordova said. "Connor got a bullpen session in a live game and got it done for us."

The coach liked what he saw defensively.

"Our middle infielders Torres and Camden were able to glove some tough balls," Cordova said. "Devin made some good scoops at first base, and our outfielders caught some flies. Gus worked hard when he was behind the plate. These guys are doing a lot of little things they need to do at the varsity level, which was good to see."

JV Red 4

Stephenville 4

Glen Rose plated three runs in its final at bat to salvage the tie.

"Coming back for the tie is definitely more of a win than a loss to me," Cordova said.

Offensive contributors for Glen Rose were Chance Hatfield (single, 2 RBIs), Adrian Barraza (single, RBI), Cordel Whitefield (double), Adrian Lewis (single) and Logan Thames (single). Barraza scored the tying run.

"We talked a lot about getting timely base hits and moving runners around," Cordova said. "We were down with runners on in the last inning, so for Chance to plate two was very big. He really battled in an 0-2 count. Cordel settled in at the plate, waited for his pitch and took advantage of it."

Pitchers were Whitefield (3 IP, 5 K) and Jake Andersen (2 IP, 2 K).

JV Red 5

Stephenville 1

Glen Rose led 5-0 through three innings and didn't look back. The Tigers finished with more hits (5-4) and each team made an error.

Offensive contributors were Hatfield (single, RBI), Briley Green (single), Seth Love (single), Lewis (single) and Thames (single). A throwing error was committed on an Andersen ground ball that plated three runs in the second inning.

"Adrian stepped up with a hit in both games," Cordova said.

Pitchers were Hatfield (4 IP, 4 H, 1 W, 1 HBP, 1 K) and Lewis (1 IP, 2 K).

"Chance competed out there and threw strikes to force ground balls and fly balls," Cordova said. "He did everything we asked on the mound and at the plate. Briley threw out two guys trying to steal, and anytime your catcher is helping out like that it's big. Our pitchers like Chance and Jake played good defense, as did Tyler Moore in the outfield."