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High school baseball: Glenbrook knocks off No. 6 St. John in second round of playoffs

by Russell Hedges

The Glenbrook Apaches knocked off No. 6 seed St. John 8-5 in the second round of the select Division IV playoffs Thursday in Plaquemine.

The No. 11 seed Apaches (14-10) will travel to Monroe to face No. 3 seed and defending state champion Ouachita Christian in the quarterfinals next week. Ouachita Christian (23-6) defeated No. 14 St. Mary’s 8-3 in the second round.

After going scoreless in the first three innings, Glenbrook scored six runs in the top of the fourth to take a 6-1 lead. The Apaches added two more in the fifth for an 8-1 advantage.

St. John rallied with two in the bottom of the fifth then scored two in the bottom of the seventh to cut Glenbrook’s lead to three with two outs.

After giving up a double that put runners at second and third, Easton Sanders struck out the next batter to end the game.

Sanders pitched a complete game. He allowed 12 hits, struck out four and walked one. Sanders and the Apaches defense came up big in crucial situations. The Eagles left nine on base.

Glenbrook ended the bottom of the first with a double play. Sanders induced a groundout with two on and two outs in the second.

The Apaches recorded the third out in the third on a throw from catcher Landry Powell to third baseman Sam Ricord, who tagged an Eagle out attempting to steal.

After two runs scored in the fifth, Sanders induced a groundout with two runners on for the third out. With runners at second and third and two outs in the sixth, Sanders got a strikeout on a dropped third strike 

Glenbrook’s big fourth inning began with a single by Jackson Waller and an RBI-double by Powell. 

Sanders was intentionally walked. After Powell was caught trying to steal third, Dawson Day drew a walk.

Tony Flynn, running for Sanders, and Day advanced on Preston Frye’s groundout.

Ryan Reagan, Sam Ricord and Seth Mangrum then had consecutive singles. Hudson Glasscock smacked a bases-loaded double to make it 6-1.

The Apaches got a leadoff double by Powell in the fifth. They took advantage of a sacrifice bunt by Day, two intentional walks, a groundout by Reagan and a wild pitch.

Powell and Mangrum finished with two hits each.

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