GLASGOW — With only two games remaining before postseason play headed into Friday's matchup with Greenwood, the Glasgow Scotties baseball squad was attempting to get itself ready to do something that can often times be a challenge — beat a team three times in one season.
In order to do that against Barren County next week in the District 15 tournament, Coach Sam Royse is hopeful his team can string together good at-bats which will lead to extended innings. Additionally, he hopes his pitchers can throw strikes. In all aspects, consistency will be key.
On Friday night, against a very talented Greenwood (20-10) team, those aspects of the game never quite developed as they dropped a 10-5 decision at home. Thought the final score wasn’t what they hoped for, there were signs the team is heading in the right direction.
“Greenwood is a good baseball team and they did a good job tonight of stringing together hits,” Royse said.
“Our guys battled, that’s something we’ve done all year.”
Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, junior centerfielder Nik Sorrell lined a single up the middle to score Jaydon Wells. Glasgow(14-15) eventually got runners to second and third in that same inning, but were unable to do any more damage to close the gap.
It would come back to haunt them the very next inning as Greenwood would bat around and add six runs to their lead and take control 10-1. It was a chance for Royse see what his squad was made of, and that seems to be at times when the Scotties do as much damage as any other.
Wells drove in a run to make it 10-2 that same inning.
In the sixth inning, Tanner Siebold drove home two more runs to make it 10-4. Another run scored when a throw sailed wide of first base. They showed fight, and that will be needed next week when the Scotties take on crosstown rival Barren County in the first round of the district tournament.
“We have to throw strikes and put some hits together,” Royse said.
If they can do that, they hope to do what they’ve done twice already. Only this time, the district tournament (and season) are on the line. Glasgow rounds out it’s regular season (14-15) Saturday as it hosts South Warren at 11 a.m. in hopes of getting back to .500.