Glenvar coach Ben Amos is not real happy about the way the Highlanders are playing, but he’s happy that they’re winning games. Glenvar improved to 7-3 with a walk-off win over Giles Tuesday at GHS.
“We’re playing to the level of the competition,” said Amos. “We strike out too much and we concentrate on hitting every day, but we manage to find a way to win.”
Glenvar left 10 runners on base Tuesday but managed to pull out a win despite striking out 11 times. The Highlanders rallied from 3-1 down to tie the game, then won in the bottom of the seventh.
Tripp Adams led off the bottom of the seventh and reached base when he was hit on the helmet by a pitch. Jake Skelton pinch ran and Adam Veverka reached base on a ground ball when no one covered first. Giles issued an intentional walk to load the bases and set up a force, but Cody Alexander walked on four pitches to force in the winning run.
Ryan Butler pitched to just one batter in picking up the win. He came on with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the seventh. He went to a full count before inducing a grounder to get out of the inning.
Hunter Phlegar pitched the first five innings and struck out seven. Logan Lucas pitched an inning and two thirds.
Last Friday at home the Highlanders beat Floyd County, 5-2. Cameron Wiley had two hits and Alexander and Lucas had two hits each at the plate while splitting time on the mound. Alexander pitched the first four innings to pick up the win, allowing two hits and fanning six. Lucas pitched the last three innings to get the save.
The Highlanders were scheduled to host Northside on Wednesday, but results were too late for publication. Next Tuesday, April 24, Glenvar is at Radford.