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Apaches use nine-run sixth inning to clinch district title

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Senior Night was not going quite according to plan for the Apaches. 

Heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, River Oaks was winning 8-3, and it looked like the game was all but over.

Then the Apaches slowly started building a comeback.

Cale Hollis scored on a pass ball, then Maddox Mandino scored on an error.

Suddenly, Glenbrook was down 8-6, and it was up to the two seniors to come through.

First, senior Cade Clemons walked, setting up a crucial at bat for the other senior, Thomas Parnell.

Parnell roped a  line drive single to left field that scored Clemons and brought the Apaches within one run.

“It was a great game, our seniors stepped up on a night when we needed them,” Glenbrook coach Tony Sanders said. 

Hayden Harmon singled and scored Jonathan Parkerson and Parnell, and just like that, Glenbrook had the lead.

The Apaches tacked on three more runs in the incredible inning just for good measure.

Leading 12-9 heading into the top of the seventh, Parnell walked out to the pitcher’s mound with a chance to seal the game for his team in his last home game at Glenbrook.

Parnell went strikeout-strikeout-walk-strikeout in a dominant inning from the mound as Glenbrook captured a massive win.

“To clinch the district title is special at any time, but to do it on Senior Night was awesome.”

The Apaches improve to 13-3, setting up a series with River Oaks on the road this weekend.

“These kids won’t quit and that showed in this game,” Sanders said. “I don’t know how long it’s been since Glenbrook won district, but it’s been a while.”

Peyton Wells, Harmon, Hollis and Sammy Feaster all had multiple-RBI nights for the Apaches.

Parkerson led the way with three hits.

Hollis started the game for Glenbrook before Harmon and Parnell came in for relief duty.

Parnell ended up with five strikeouts in just two innings.