The Glenbrook Apaches hosted the Centreville Academy Tigers Friday, needing to sweep the double header to advance in the MAIS playoffs.
But the Tigers jumped out early on the Apaches and eliminated Glenbrook in the best-of-three series with a 11-6 win over the Apaches. The Tigers had also won Game 1 in Centreville, 11-1 on Tuesday.
“I just want to congratulate my seniors on the year they had,” Glenbrook coach Jonathan Hardy said. “And I want to thank the whole team for the way they battled and played hard and gave great effort in the game Friday.”
Centreville broke out with five runs in the bottom of the first inning, four coming on a Grand Slam by the Tigers’ Chance Humphrey.
The Apaches missed an opportunity in the bottom of the inning, as they failed to score despite having two runners in scoring position.
Austin Palmier would take over on the mound in the second for Glenbrook and hold the Tigers scoreless in the top of the second.
In the bottom of the second, the Apaches came back with three runs. They scored their runs on a Connor Clark Sac Fly and a Caleb Killian double. That knocked Centreville starter Cliff Hurst out of the game, but freshman Colby Shaw would shut Glenbrook down over the next four eight innings, not allowing a hit and striking out seven Apaches along the way.
Centreville would score another run in the third, one in the fourth, and four in the sixth on a wind aided homer by Randy Bell who led Centreville by hitting for the cycle and driving in five runs.
Logan Clark came in to handle the top of the seventh to pitch for Glenbrook and would strike out two batters and not allow any runs after allowing a lead off single.
In the bottom of the seventh Glenbrook trailed 11-3 and had their work cut out for them. They would send eight batters to the plate during the inning, scoring three runs to make the final 11-6.
Seniors Caleb Killian went two-for-four with a double and a run batted in. Thomas Beam singled and had two RBI for the only hits for Glenbrook.
Glenbrook ended their season with a 23-4 record and their sixth straight district title.
Centreville 22-6 moves to the second round of the Mais playoffs to face Brookhaven.
A special thanks to Dennis Boyd for all his help with the Glenbrook stories this season.