Glenwood takes advantage of Lady Pat errors in 6-2 win

Published 10:27 pm Monday, February 24, 2014

Glenwood used a big fourth inning to down the Pike Liberal Arts Lady Patriots 6-2 Monday at Mendy Avant Field in Troy.

A walk, hit batter and an error loaded the bases for one of Glenwood’s better hitters, and she made the most of the opportunity by roping a grand slam.

The deep fly gave the Lady Gators the lead for good, and Pike head coach Allie Park felt it took her team mentally out of the game.

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“The grand slam really hurt us mentally,” said Park. “We were in the game, and the mistakes just dinged us a little. But after that home run, we were down.”

Pike grabbed the lead in the second inning on a double to left field by Bailey Rushing, but wouldn’t plate any more runs.

“We just have to keep pushing along and keep practicing,” said Park. “We aren’t quite where we need to be intensity wise, and that is big piece of it. Glenwood is really sound team, but there is no doubt we can beat them.”

The Lady Patriots won’t play again until Friday in the first round of the Morgan Academy Tournament in Selma.

The 15-team tourney kicks off on Friday, and Pike will play three games on the opening day.

“Playing that many in one day takes a ton out of you,” said Park. “Our JV girls did it last week, but the varsity hasn’t. We will have to dig deep and play from the gut this weekend.”

The Pike Liberal Arts junior varsity team fell 5-2 to Glenwood.