Greenbrier’s Taylor Glover and Adam Sasser wore out Grovetown pitching Friday night.
The pair accounted for seven of the Wolfpack’s 10 hits as they beat the Warriors 9-1, moving one step closer to clinching first place in Region 2A-AAAAA.
The Wolfpack improved to 10-3, 6-1 in the region and can clinch first with a win in one of its last two region games. The Wolfpack can finish no worse than second, ensuring they will host at least one series in the region tournament.
Glover had three singles and a double, scoring three times, while Sasser added two doubles and a monster two-run homer far over the right-field fence.
Glover catches Adam Grice, the team’s submarine-style pitcher, and thought that helped him facing Cameron Busby, Grovetown’s submariner.
“You learn to know what they’re going to throw, and in what counts and that kind of thing and pick up the spin and see the angle a little bit more,” Glover said.
Clint Hardy (2-0) got the start for the Wolfpack, working 4-plus innings while giving up one run (unearned) on three hits while striking out two. “Today was to see where he was at and he did a good job,” said Wolfpack head coach Chris Wilkins.
In the fifth inning, Chris Michals robbed Michael Cornett of a base hit with a diving catch, then threw out a runner at the plate two batters later, helping limit the Warriors (7-7, 1-6) to one run in the inning.
Leading 7-1, Hardy added to the total leading off the sixth inning as he blasted a pitch over the fence in center field.
The Warriors defense didn’t help Busby (1-2) as they committed four errors.
“When you’re playing a team like Greenbrier, and as hot as they are right now, you gotta play good defense,” said Grovetown oach Mike Jones.