The Glenvar baseball team ended the regular season with a much-needed win last week and coach Jeremy Cromer hopes that carries over into next week’s Region 2C tournament. The Highlanders beat Radford at GHS, 12-4, for their first win since March, snapping a 13 game losing streak.
Clay Caldwell pitched six and a third strong innings for Glenvar to pick up the win. He allowed just four hits and struck out seven before Brendan Magruder got the last two outs in the top of the seventh.
Glenvar jumped on top early, taking advantage of wildness from the Bobcat pitchers. The Highlanders scored eight runs in the first inning on just one hit. Radford pitchers finished the game with eight walks and four hit batters.
Caldwell drove in three runs for the Highlanders to help his own cause. Jimmy Blount had a first inning sacrifice fly and Adam Franklin and Ashton Meadows also drove in runs. Will Underwood had two hits for Glenvar as the Highlanders concluded the regular season at 3-17.
The Region 2C tournament is scheduled to begin week and Glenvar’s likely opponent is Alleghany, a team they lost to twice during the season. However, the Highlanders committed a season high 12 errors in one of those games and Cromer wasn’t pleased with the officiating in the other, so he expects things to be better this time around.
“I sincerely believe we can beat anyone in our region,” he said. “We just have to go out there and play Glenvar baseball.”
The region opener is scheduled for May 25, the same day as Glenvar’s graduation. There’s a chance that will be moved, but nothing was set at press time.