MONROE — The Glenbrook Apaches broke a scoreless tie with a six-run third inning and went on to beat the River Oaks Mustangs, 11-2, Tuesday night in Game 1 of the MAIS North State Finals in Monroe.
"I thought we played pretty well," Glenbrook head coach Jonathan Hardy said. "We didn't walk anybody, didn't make any errors and we had 15 hits, which is one of our highest hit totals of the year."
The Apaches' six-run third inning was the difference in the game. Dakota Shinall had a RBI-single and Connor Copeland singled in a pair of runs. Three more runs scored on a ground-out, and error and a passed ball.
Copeland doubled in another run in the fourth and Shinall drove in a run and Logan Clark scored another run to push the lead to 9-2.
The final two runs came in the seventh, when Jacob White singled in a run and Clark scored on an error.
In all, the Apaches pounded out 15 hits led by three players with three hits each. Copeland had two singles, a double and three RBIs and Jacob White and Shinall both had three singles.
White drove in two runs and Shinall one.
Clay Simonton had a pair of hits and Clark, Spencer White, Cameron Matthews and Braden Dickson had one each. Caden Morgan added a RBI.
On the mound, Spencer White turned in another big-game performance. He went all seven innings, scattering five hits and allowing just two runs. He walked none and struck out six.
Game 2 will be at Glenbrook at 5:30 p.m. Friday night. If necessary, game 3 will follow immediately after.
"We hope everyone will come out and support us," Hardy said. "It should be another exciting game."