Glen Rose hammers Fountain Lake
The Beavers took care of business Friday, beating 3A-5 rival Fountain Lake 16-2 in five innings.
Glen Rose (10-6, 4-1 3A-5) is now tied with Jessieville for second place in the conference. Arkansas Baptist, who handed the Beavers their only conference loss, remains undefeated in 3A play.
The Beavers have two conference games left. They travel Thursday to Episcopal and then host Jessieville Monday, April 25.
Although head coach Chase Meyers wants to beat Jessieville in the teams' makeup game, he doesn't want his team looking ahead.
He said, "We obviously have to handle our business against Episcopal first."
If Glen Rose plays like they did Friday, that shouldn't be a problem.
Meyers said, "We started off a little sluggish, giving up two runs in the first, but we got four ourselves and got the lead.
"From then on we did pretty well."
After scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning, the Beavers scored one in the second, three in the third and eight in the fourth, which saw the one-through-eight batters of the lineup each score off five hits.
"They made an error to help us out," Meyers said.
Freshman Wesley Ramsey pitched all five innings for Glen Rose, earning the win. He allowed two earned run on four hits and three walk. He struck out four batters and hit one.
"He's not overpowering, but has good control and has been pretty effective for us this year," Meyers said.
"He settled in, hit his spots and finished strong."
Freshman Dakota Harris batted 2-2 with two walks, scoring four time with two RBIs. The leadoff batter had one stolen base.
"He's been doing a good job for us," Meyers said. "He's really come along as of late."
Sophomore Collin Hunter was 2-3 with a triple and one walk, scoring twice with three RBIs. Ramsey went 2-4, scoring twice with three RBIs.
Kyle Peterson, who Meyers said "laid down an excellent sacrifice bunt in in the first to score a run," was 2-2, scoring twice with one RBI and two stolen bases.