The Glenvar baseball team dropped a 4-1 decision to Alleghany in Low Moor on Tuesday. The loss snapped a five game winning streak for the Highlanders, who fell to 5-3 on the season.
“We just had a tough time hitting,” said GHS coach Ben Amos. “We struck out 12 times, and it’s tough to win when you do that. We’ve been facing some good pitching so far. We seem to be getting everyone’s ace.”
Ryan Butler and Hunter Phlegar split time on the mound for Glenvar. Butler, a freshman who has pitched exceptionally well thus far, took the loss. Phlegar was three-for-three at the plate with a home run.
The Glenvar baseball team was one of the few in the area who played games over spring break last week, and it worked out well for the Highlanders. They went 3-0 on the week with wins over Covington, Carroll County and James River.
The Highlanders opened the week with a 20-8 win over Covington as Phlegar had four hits. Then, a day later at home, Glenvar beat Carroll County 3-1. Phlegar was two-for-three in that one with a home run and three runs batted in. Butler pitched four one-hit innings to get the win and Cody Alexander went the last three for a save.
On Friday in Buchanan Butler and Alexander combined on a two-hitter as Glenvar won 3-0. Justice Forster, Cameron Wiley and Alexander had two hits each.
Alexander will be back on the mound Friday when the Highlanders host Floyd County in a Three Rivers District game.