JV Red Tigers sweep Alvarado

TYE CHANDLER sports@theglenrosereporter.com
Chance Hatfield throws a complete game with seven strikeouts and two walks in a 2-1 win over Alvarado.

The JV Red Tigers are proving to be tough customers in 2015.

Glen Rose (4-0-1) swept a doubleheader against Alvarado March 23.

In a 2-1 victory, Chance Hatfield (4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 HBP, 7 K) got it done on the hill.

"I was pleased with Hatfield," said coach Fred Cordova. "He competed out there."

Offensive contributors were Logan Thames (single), Briley Green (single), Wyatt Dahl (single), Jake Andersen (single), Landen Ibarra (RBI) and Cordel Whitefield (RBI). Glen Rose struck out seven times like Alvarado.

"We adjusted offensively as the game went," Cordova said, considering Glen Rose plated a run in each of its last two at bats to rally for the win.

Defensively, the coach pointed to solid play from second baseman Dahl and third baseman Whitefield.

Alvarado led 3-0 heading to the home first in game two, but Glen Rose scored all the game's remaining runs to win 6-3.

Andersen (1 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 HBP, 1 K) got the start, while Whitefield (2 IP, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K) came on in relief.

"Jake just needs more innings of work," Cordova said. "Cordel hit the strike zone and battled."

Offensive contributors included Ibarra (RBI triple), Adrian Barraza (RBI single), Whitefield (RBI single), Hatfield (double), Andersen (double), Green (single) and Thames (single).

"Thames did a nice job at the plate in both games," Cordova said.

The JV Red Tigers will attempt to schedule some games for March 30.

"I'm pleased with these guys," the coach said. "They are pitching well, and the defense is making plays. We're executing small ball with bunts. We're settling down offensively as the game goes, and this is a very unselfish team."

The JV White Tigers (3-1) suffered their first loss at Grandview March 24 by an 8-0 margin. Kully Reynolds led the offense with a double. Pitchers were Codey Barker (1 2/3 IP, 1 W, 2 K), Connor Hansen (1 1/3 IP, 3 W, 1 K) and Adrian Lewis (2 IP, 2 W, 2 HBP, 1 K).

"We just didn't play up to our capabilities," Cordova said.