Glenbrook 5, Prairie View 1
Three Glenbrook pitchers combined on a two-hitter and the Apaches benefited from nine walks in a 5-1 victory over a short-handed Prairie View squad Saturday evening.
Glenbrook opened up a 5-0 lead with one in the top of the first, two in the third and two more in the fourth.
Conner Copeland's two-out, opposite-field double to right drove in Connor Clark, who walked, to open the scoring.
Glenbrook padded its margin to 3-0 in the third on two walks an error and Cameron Mathews' sacrifice fly.
In the fourth, the Apaches loaded the bases with one out when Clay Simonton walked, Spencer White doubled down the left field line and Logan Clark drew a free pass. Spencer White then delivered a two-run single.
Glenbrook starter Jacob White faced the minimum through the first three innings before issuing a leadoff walk to to Brandon Jacobs — the only free ticket handed out by the visitors on the night. Jacobs advanced to second on Chyenne Mayo's bunt, was awarded third on a balk and scored on Josh Daigle's two-out base hit up the middle.
White, who struck out six through five innings en route to gaining the win, Bailey Pettit and Sutton Jones retired the final 10 PVA batters in order.
Copeland and White doubled and White singled for the Apaches (17-4).
Daigle accounted for both Prairie View hits with a pair of singles.
Prairie View starter Matt Reed was charged with the loss. Jacobs provided 3 1/3 innings of one-hit, scoreless relief.
Three teams will converged at Prairie View for a double header on Monday. Riverdale plays Central Hinds at 3 p.m., followed by Riverdale vs. Prairie View (10-7).
River Oaks visits Prairie View on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in a game that is expected to determine second place.
Notes: Playing without third baseman Austin McDonald and Tristen Shanks, the Spartans went with a makeshift lineup. Freshmen Nolan Whorton and Cole Bryan made their first varsity starts in left and right field, respectively. Bryan finished the game at second base. … McDonald missed the game with food poisoning, while Shanks had a prior commitment. … The non-district game was moved back one week after being rained out on Saturday, March 20. … Glenbrook, which won the first meeting 6-5 in nine innings at Minden, swept the home-and-home series.