FLORA, MS. — The Glenbrook Apaches dropped Game 1 of their State Championship Series with Tri-County Academy 7-4 on Thursday, and will now look to sweep a pair of games beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
"Overall, I was pleased with the effort the kids gave and the way we played," Glenbrook coach Jonathan Hardy said. "I think we'll come out on Saturday and put on a good performance and I hope everyone will come out to supports us."
The Apaches lost 7-4, after Tri-County was able to score three runs after a controversial call with two outs. A Rebel baserunner was gunned out at third, tagged by Apache third baseman Connor Copeland, which should have been the third out in the inning. But the runner was called safe, and Tri-County would go on to score three runs and take the 7-4 win.
Spencer White started the game and allowed six hits, two walks and struck out one. Bailey Petit finished out the last 3 1/3 innings with three hits, one walk and one strikeout.
"I was pleased with the way our guys pitched," Hardy said. "They had to battle through a couple of situations where some calls went against us and we didn't make some defensive plays. I thought they did well."
Spencer White had two singles and Logan Clark, Jacob White and Petit all added base hits.
"Overall I thought we played well," Hardy said. "We're gonna have to come out and play well on Saturday and I really think we will."
Game 2 of the series will begin at 4 p.m. at Glenbrook. If the Apaches win that game, Game 3 will follow immediately after.
The Apaches are now 25-6 on the year.