Apaches will host Tigers in elimination double header Friday
CENTREVILLE, MS. — The Glenbrook Apaches opened up their MAIS baseball playoff series with Centreville Academy with an 11-1 loss in Centreville on Tuesday.
“It was a tough loss,” Glenbrook coach Jonathan Hardy said. “I felt like we competed early, but once we got a few runs behind, we just kind of let it go. But I know the guys will show up and play hard on Friday.”
Glenbrook will host Centreville on Friday. The first game will begin at 2 p.m. and game three will follow if necessary.
The Apaches trailed 2-0 as they headed into the top of the second inning and cut the lead to 2-1 as Caleb Killian tripled to score Beaux Gipson.
But that was all the runs the Apaches would get on the day, as Centreville pitcher Hunter Duvall would hold them down. Duvall, a recent LSU-signee, kept the Apaches at bay with a 90+ fastball.
“He really pitched well,” Hardy said. “He’s a tough pitcher to hit. He started off slow, we worked him for about 20-25 pitches in the first inning. But after the second and third innings, he kind of got into a grove. he’s going to LSU for a reason.”
The Apaches missed opportunities in a couple of innings where they had runners on second and third, but we unable to plate any runs.
Cody Boyd (10-1) took his first loss of the season, as he pitched the first three innings. Thomas Bean went the final two.
“We’ll have all our pitchers for Friday,” Hardy said. “And I look at that as a positive.”
Beam had two hits for Glenbrook and Killian added the RBI-triple. Connor Copeland and Gipson both added base hits.
“I think this will be a wake-up call for us,” Hardy said. “I believe my guys will come out Friday and play really well. I think we’ll show up and play much better.”
Friday’s first game begins at 2 p.m.