Apache pitcher Spencer White throws perfect game
NATCHEZ, MS. — The Glenbrook Apaches took a 1-0 lead in their South State Championship Series with Bens Ford Christian School Tuesday as they shut out the Eagles, 13-0.
As hot as the bats were, the story of the game was the pitching of Spencer White. White, who has been the big-game pitcher for the Apaches the last two years, threw a five-inning perfect game.
"That was the first one I've seen since I've been coaching," Apache coach Jonathan Hardy said. "And I haven't heard of one like this in the playoffs. Spencer did a great job and it's a huge accomplishment for him."
White went five innings with no hits, no walks and two strikeouts.
Hardy said the Apaches defense should also get some of the credit.
"The defense made 13 of those 15 outs," he said. "They made the plays behind Spencer, catching those balls."
Caleb Wilson led the Apaches with a single, double and two RBIs, and Connor Copeland had two RBIs and a double. Logan Clark and Dakota Shinall both had two hits and Jacob White, Spencer White and Caden Copeland added singles.
"It was a great way to start off the South State series," Hardy said. "It was a big win. Now we've got a great opportunity to go out and close this thing out on Thursday and win another South State Championship. This group has really started to pick up their play. We hope that everyone will come to Natchez on Thursday and support these boys."
The series was scheduled to be a home-and-home between the two schools, but because of a weather situation, all games have been move to Adams County Christian School in Natchez, MS.
Game 2 will be Thursday at 5 p.m. If a Game 3 is necessary, it will be played immediately after Game 2.