JV Lady Tigers travel to tourney

TYE CHANDLER sports@theglenrosereporter.com
Over the three games of the South Hills Tournament, Madi Baker rolls up a home run, a triple, a double and seven RBIs.

JV Lady Tiger softball hit the road March 19 for the Fort Worth South Hills Tournament.

Glen Rose (3-3-2) players took the opportunity to work on skills as they gained game experience.

"The girls did really well on making throws around the bases - catching and throwing confidently," said coach Carrie Lytle. "We've been working on our baserunning and knowing what to do in different situations. The girls are getting more confident when they are batting. Overall, I was proud of them."

Glen Rose got started with an 11-10 win over Fort Worth Polytechnic. After trailing 6-0 at one point, the Lady Tigers scored five in their last at bat. Offensive contributors were Madi Baker (triple, 2 RBIs), Brynn Reynolds (single, RBI) and Dawsyn Sharp (RBI). Kansas Simons struck out two, while Gwyn Boyd got a strikeout as well.

"Kanas pitched the second half of the Poly game, all of the South Hills game and closed the Sam Houston game," Lytle said. "She threw strikes and didn't walk too many so her defense could back her up."

In a 12-5 win over the South Hills JV B-team, offensive contributors were Sharp (double, single, RBI), Baker (double, 3 RBIs), Reynolds (double, RBI), Rachel Buren (single, RBI), Madeleine Smith (double), Boyd (double), Sasha Payne (RBI), Simons (RBI) and Brynna Taylor (RBI). Simons struck out five in the win.

"Dawsyn did a great job on the day," Lytle said of the shortstop. "She got a double play with a scoop and sent the ball over to Madeleine at second, who made the throw to first."

In an 8-8 tie against Arlington Sam Houston, offensive contributors were Baker (HR, 2 RBIs), Smith (double, 2 RBIs) and Simons (single, RBI). In the last inning, centerfielder Payne caught a fly ball to preserve the tie. Simons struck out one in the win.

"This was definitely the best the girls have played this season," Lytle said.

Glen Rose lost a 9-8 ballgame at Grandview March 24. Hitters were Boyd (2 singles), Simons (2 singles), Baker (double) and Sharp (single). Simons pitched all four innings, while Smith registered multiple outs at second base.

"We just need to step up our aggressiveness and hustle," Lytle said. "Grandview came right at us."