Gators sweep wood bat games

Glenwood improved its season record to 12-3 as they won three out of the four games played the week of March 8-14, including two in the Autauga Academy wood bat tournament. Now the Gators baseball squad will have to sit and wait as AISA has suspended spring sports until April 6, when classes resume.

“We have some pitchers that are coming into their own,” Glenwood coach Tim Fanning said. “Trevor Horne was lights out, and Colton Dempsey has also stepped up.” 

The week began with an area contest against Springwood Academy and the Gators run-ruled the Wildcats, 19-3. Avery Robinson was the winning pitcher as it seemed the entire lineup for Glenwood had multiple hits.

Trevor Crisco led the hitting barrage as he was four for five with a double and two runs scored. BJ Snellgrove was 3-for-4 and knocked in two runs, and Garrison McClary was 2-for-2 with three RBIs. Adding to the total was Bryce Newman, Kody Bence and Cam Carpenter who all had two hits. The Gators then followed up by pounding Chattahoochee County, 16-2, with Kody Krebs getting the pitching victory. Newman was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs and Bence was also two for three with two runs batted in. Jake smith was a perfect two for two at the plate.

Glenwood then played in the wood bat tournament in Prattville and stopped the hosts Autauga Academy, 3-2. 

“We scored two in the sixth when Crisco doubled in one run and scored on Horne’s safety squeeze bunt in the 6th.” Fanning said.

Colton Dempsey had a complete game, striking out eight in seven innings and not allowing an earned run. Besides Crisco’s 1-for-2, Newman was 1-for-2 and scored Glenwood’s other two runs. Then Horne took the mound and simply overpowered Tuscaloosa Academy in a 9-1 victory over the Knights. In his six innings, Horne had one run and gave up one hit with 14 strikeouts and one walk.

Horne also helped himself at the plate with a 2-for-4, two RBI performances and Crisco was 2-for-3 with another RBI double and two runs scored.

“Crisco started slow at the plate when the season started but lately he has really started to hit his stride,” Fanning added about his starting outfielder.

The single loss of the week came at the hands of Bessemer Academy with a 4-2 score as Robinson took the loss on the mound. Leading hitter for Glenwood was Horne as he was 2-for-3 with an RBI. 

“We had the bases loaded in the seventh with nobody out but scored only one run. We had our chances,” Fanning said.