The Glenbrook Apaches are not supposed to be here.
At least it is exactly what most people believed prior to the start of theseason. Despite the preseason chatter, the Apaches stored their nose to the grindstone together with reeled off a string involving impressive wins to finish runner-up with district 6AA and earn a home playoff game Tuesday against Newton Academy out of Mississippi.
Even Glenbrook head coach Blake Sorey says he didn’t foresee your house playoff game back in February, even so the upstart Apaches have made him some sort of believer.
“We started off kind of rough,” Sorey said. “We had a talk following those first few losses together with decided we wanted to go towards the playoffs. We put the heads to hit and finally started playing well during center. We finally started but in addition ball and our stalking really came together. We’re coming right now.”
The Apaches have been getting quality will start and appearances on the clump, most notably from junior Tyler Perryman.
“He started in and went 5-0 in region,” Sorey said of the recently emerged ace of the workers. “He’s been a bright location for us. I can trust your pet to go out there and get the duty done. Colt Wilson has really come along as well since the start of the year for people.”
The bullpen isn’t slacking either, led by way of sophomore Nick Mourad.
“I think he’s finished a great job filling that identify,” Sorey said. “At the beginning of 4 seasons we thought he match more as a starter, but it really turns out he’s been fabulous at coming in and turning off games.”
In preseason talks, it started to be evident the Apaches would rely on young talent to get to here. No one could have predicted how strongly they would come on.
“A wide range of my guys are eleventh graders,” Sorey said. “Parker Christy probably has got the best on base number on our team. Nick Mourad hits in the four-hole for us and has happen to be a doubles machine together with Trevor McLean (eighth grader) has been a bright position and will be here for the next four years.”
The Apaches now turn their concentration towards a playoff run, and will be interesting to see what sort of young team fares underneath playoff pressure.
Glenbrook and Newton Academy plays a three-game series with the champion advancing to face Amite School Heart in the second round. Recreation one is Tuesday in Minden during 5 p.m.