Glenwood baseball team has eyes on state title - WRBL

Glenwood baseball team has eyes on state title

Posted:
PHENIX CITY, Ala. -

Winning baseball state championships is customary for Glenwood High School. After they came up short last year, they are back on the practice field hungry for another state title.

With 12 seniors returning for Glenwood baseball this year, there are plenty of guys who have celebrated state championships, but who also came up short in last year's semifinals.

"We got to be more as a team this year and be more dependent on each other," said senior outfielder Tanner Knowles. "We didn't really depend on others last year. We played as a bunch of individuals. We just got to believe in what each other can do."

One change for the Gators this year is their plan of action at the plate.

"I think we'll be scrappy and play small ball and win games that way than just dropping bombs," said senior pitcher Austin Thomas. "Getting them on, getting them over, and getting them in. That is our philosophy."

Glenwood has become a baseball dynasty and their only goal is a state championship.

These guys have been practicing for about a month now and they say that hard work is what it takes to win their fourth state title in five years.

Even with all the seniors, there are some guys who need some in-game experience.

"A lot of those guys when they come up through the program and we have so much success, yeah, they've been part of it," said head coach Tim Fanning. "But, they haven't had large starting roles. For a lot of those guys, they want to leave their legacies as seniors and go out on top."

The Gators say they will work as hard as they can to bring home another championship.

The Gators open up their season on February 18th at home against Hooper Academy.

 

Dayne Young

Dayne is a sports anchor and reporter for WRBL. He started covering the Chattahoochee Valley in September 2012. More>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Campaign 2014: Election results

    Campaign 2014: Election results

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:50:42 GMT
    Track the latest election resultnumbers as they come into the WRBL News 3 newsroom.Catch live "Campaign 2014" updates throughout the night on WRBL News 3 television or streaming at http://wrbl.com/live. WRBL News 3 Nightwatch will have a complete recap starting at 11/10c.
    Track the latest election resultnumbers as they come into the WRBL News 3 newsroom.Catch live "Campaign 2014" updates throughout the night on WRBL News 3 television or streaming at http://wrbl.com/live. WRBL News 3 Nightwatch will have a complete recap starting at 11/10c.
  • 18 arrested so far in Anderson County drug roundup

    18 arrested so far in Anderson County drug roundup

    Eighteen people have been arrested so far as part of a round up in Anderson County after a grand jury returned indictments on 26 people on drug charges.
    Eighteen people have been arrested so far as part of a round up in Anderson County after a grand jury returned indictments on 26 people on drug charges.
  • LaGrange police looking for woman in hit-and-run case

    LaGrange police looking for woman in hit-and-run case

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:15:02 GMT
    Police need your help identifying this womanPolice need your help identifying this woman
    LaGrange Police need your help identifying a woman.
    LaGrange Police need your help identifying a woman.
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.