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High school baseball: Harmon, McLelland, Waller come up big as Glenbrook advances to quarterfinals

Hayden Harmon, Turner McLelland and Jackson Waller all came up big as the No. 3 seed Glenbrook Apaches advanced to the select Division IV quarterfinals with a 5-2 second-round victory over No. 14 Vermilion Catholic.

Glenbrook (23-8) will host No. 11 Riverside Academy (21-8-1) next week with a trip to Sulphur and the state tournament on the line. The Rebels defeated No. 6 Sacred Heart 6-4 in the second round. 

Vermilion Catholic closed it season 16-12.

Harmon pitched a complete game. He gave up just three hits, struck out nine and walked only two. He allowed one earned run.

McClelland had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a home run, double and three RBI.

Waller went 2-for-3, including a clutch two-out single that scored two runs and put the Apaches ahead 5-2 in the bottom of fifth.

That came right after the Eagles scored a run in the top of the inning to get within one.

McLelland gave Glenbrook a 1-0 lead with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the second.

The Apaches extended the lead to 3-0 in the third:

Maddox Mandino and Cason Clemens drew back-to-back walks with one out.

Easton Sanders was hit by a pitch to load the bases.

McLelland then singled to right field, bringing Mandino and Clemons home.

Vermilion Catholic got on the board in the fourth thanks to a single and an error.

The Eagles cut the lead to 3-2 with a run in the top of the fifth.

In the bottom of the inning, Sanders reached on an error with one out. McLelland then smacked a double to center, advancing Sanders to third.

After a strikeout, Waller came through with the single.

The Eagles didn’t threaten in the last two innings.