Pike falls to Glenwood in game one of title series

Published 12:08 pm Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Glenwood scored the final six runs of the game to erase an early Pike Liberal Arts lead to take game one of the AISA AAA State Championship Series 6-1.

The Gators scores three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth. Glenwood took advantage of 11 walks by Pike pitcher Connor Vowell, including two with the bases loaded in the fourth.

Glenwood pieced together only five hits, the same number as Pike, but used the Patriot freebies to grab the first game of the best-of-three series.

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Glenwood tied the game in the fourth on a single to right field from Luke Hammock, and scored what would turn out to be the winning run on a bases-loaded walk later in the inning. In the fifth, the Gators used two singles and a Pike error to plate two big insurance runs. Glenwood’s Brandon Moseley singled in a run in the sixth as well.

Pike loaded the bases in the top of the seventh, but couldn’t push a run across as Chandler Avant struck out on three pitches and Rush Hixon lined out to second base.

The Patriots lone run came in the top of fourth on a Brian Adams line drive to left field that scored Avant.

Tanner Thomason picked up the win on the mound for Glenwood, throwing all seven innings and striking out four. He walked just two Patriots and gave up five hits. Vowell took the loss. In six innings of work he gave up five hits, struck out two and walked 11.

Adams led the Pats at the plate, going 1-for-3 with one RBI.