JV Red bests Springtown

TYE CHANDLER sports@theglenrosereporter.com
Seth Love leads the JV Red Tigers in Springtown with two hits and an RBI.

JV Red Tiger baseball hit the road March 16 to see what Springtown had to offer.

Glen Rose (2-0-1) roared out to a 7-1 lead and earned a 7-3 victory. The Tigers finished with more hits (7-3) and fewer errors (1-3).

Seth Love (walk) led the offense with two singles and an RBI.

"Seth is really a solid JV player," said coach Fred Cordova. "In both at bats where he got a hit, he was patient. He is showing consistency and really helping the team out."

Adrian Lewis had a single and two RBIs.

"At the plate, Adrian overcame an early strikeout," Cordova said. "He came back with guys in scoring position, changed his approach and ripped one up the middle to score two runs."

Wyatt Dahl (walk) had a single and an RBI.

"Wyatt's RBI single came in a 2-2 count after he'd tried to bunt Logan (Thames) over and gotten behind 0-2," the coach said. "He waited for his pitch and ripped one down the third-base line."

Other offensive contributors were Jake Andersen (single, RBI), Chance Hatfield (single, 2 walks) and Thames (single, hit by pitch).

Cordel Whitefield (2 IP, 2 H, 4 W, 5 K) got the start on the mound, while Lewis (2 IP, 1 H, 4 W, 3 K) came on in relief.

"It's hard to defend a walk, and our pitchers understand that," Cordova said. "It's to be expected early in the season, and the important thing is they competed. Adrian got out of a bases-loaded situation when Landen Ibarra fielded a grounder and made a throw to the plate."

That play helped Ibarra catch Cordova's eye defensively.

"Landen overcame an early error with several good plays," he said. "He ran down a ball between second and first base and sped over for the unassisted out to end the game. Wyatt played well at third base."

The JV Red Tigers are back on the field at home March 23 against Alvarado at 5 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.