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Beavers run-rule Cutter Morning Star 19-6

April 1, 2011

The Glen Rose Beavers defeated Cutter Morning Star 19-6 in five innings Friday night at home. JAY MANNING/Special to the Courier

The Glen Rose “brought the sticks” Friday against Cutter Morning Star, winning 19-6 at home.

The Beavers (8-4, 2-0 3A-5) jumped out to an early lead, which eventually proved to be too much for the Eagles to overcome, and the game was called after five innings.

Head coach Chase Meyers said, “I was happy with the way we hit the ball, and we ran the bases well, aggressively.

“Also, we made some nice plays in the field. We had one error or two, but all in all not bad.”

Sophomore Lane Ballard started on the mound for the Beavers and earned the win. In four innings, he gave up five runs (four earned) off one hit.

Ballard had six strikeouts and eight walks.

Laughing, Meyers said, “He’s either going to strike you out or walk you.”

Glen Rose were ahead 8-0 going into the third inning after scoring five in the first and three in the second. The Eagles scored one run in the top of the third, and the Beavers came back and scored five runs in the bottom of the inning, giving them a 13-1 lead.

“We jumped on them pretty good,” Meyers said.

After that, Meyers said, “Our pitching broke down and walked in some runs.”

Cutter Morning Star scored four runs in the fourth inning.

“You can’t be walking people like that,” Meyers said. “But, I wanted him to dig his way out.”

After finally retiring the side, the Beavers were ahead 13-5 going into their next trip to the plate, where they scored six runs for a 19-5 lead.

Senior Dylan Scroggins relieved Ballard in the fifth inning. He gave up one earned run on one hit, three walks and two strikeouts.

Offensively for Glen Rose, junior Brandon Kittell batted two of three and scored four runs. Sophomore Colin Hunter also scored four runs while batting 3-3 with a double, triple and four runs-batted-in.

“I was happy with the overall team performance,” Meyers said. “We brought the sticks, and we’re going to need them going into the next couple of games.”

Glen Rose will travel for two conference games, Mayflower on Monday and Arkansas Baptist on Friday.

Next Monday, April 11, the Beavers host Jessieville.

“This is a three-game stretch that we’ll really have to perform well,” Meyers said.

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