Gators’ road record is 3-2

By Ronald Frazier

Glenwood traveled to Florida for its annual Spring Break road trip and played tough competition throughout the state and came away with a 3-2 winning record.

That now gives the Gators an 18-4 record for the regular season. The Gators return home this week for six games including a big area doubleheader March 28 versus Lee Scott that will be a huge factor in first place for the area.

This week, Glenwood traveled to Emerson, Ga., to play Madeira High School of Ohio for two games on March 27 and then Lee Scott. The week ended with two contests against Lakeside of Eufaula on March 29 at Bill Bowers Field. 

The Gators began the Florida trip by trouncing of Mandarin High School, 10-1 as Slade James threw a four-hit complete game against the home team.

Carson Allison, who had a great Florida trip, led the way with two hits in four trips with two RBI and a home run. Chase Dennis had the most hits for the Gators as he was three for four with 2 RBI as well. Following that win, the Gators staged a comeback and defeated Santa Fe High School, 11-10.

“That was a big comeback win for us and we were happy about the way the team rallied,” said Glenwood coach Tim Fanning about the victory.

Nick Adams picked up his second win of the year on the mound and Tyler Keefe had a save.  Chase Dennis was a perfect three for three with 3 RBI and Brandon Moseley was two for four with 2 RBI. Also at the plate, Adams, Allison and Daniel Holley also had two hits in the contest.

Jarrett Carter aided Glenwood’s third win on the road as he pitched the Gators second complete game of the trip allowing only two hits in the Gators 4-1 win over Bozeman High School. Holley had two hits for Glenwood and Josh Brown was one for two with an RBI triple and Allison was one for two and scored two of Glenwood’s runs.

Glenwood then faced nationally ranked Providence High school and lost a hard-fought 6-4 game with Holley taking his first loss of the year. 

“They are nationally ranked and were ready to play at 10 a.m.,” Fanning said. “We gave up five unearned runs and Daniel deserved a better fate. He pitched well enough to win that game.”

Moseley was three-for-four against Providence and Carter and Allison also had two hits in the game for the Gators. The final game was a 13-7 loss to Frederica High School as Amuary Telemarco, who had pitched successfully in relief for Glenwood earlier in the year was given his first start but was unable to hold the home team. Dennis was the hitting leader for Glenwood going two for four with two doubles and 2 RBI.

“After the trip, we got back and practiced and talked about focus for our team in the second half of the season,” Fanning said of his 2017 season. “We need to be ready to play.”

Correction: Last week’s headline was incorrect. It should have read “Glenwood now 13-2.” We apologize for the error.