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Howard County baseball: Reservoir 3, Glenelg 2

When Jack Barry and Seth Singer struck out in their first at-bats against Glenelg pitcher Logan Dubbe on Monday, the Reservoir hitters weren’t all that upset. In their minds, initial patience would help prepare them for anything the talented ace threw thereafter.

The approach paid off in the third inning, when Barry and Singer each recorded run-scoring singles to rally Reservoir from an early deficit and secure a 3-2 win against Glenelg at Joe Cannon Stadium in Hanover.

The rally made a winner of Reservoir pitcher Cody Morris, who allowed just one hit and struck out 10 batters on the night.

“Our first at-bat, we definitely saw what [Dubbe] was doing and some of his tendencies,” said Barry, who went 1 for 3. “So in our second at-bat, we just came out ripping, looking for first-pitch strikes. Once we got a couple guys on, that got things going.”

Glenelg (6-7, 5-5 in Howard County) held the early momentum, sparked by an Alex Melcher RBI triple to left field that helped the Gladiators open up a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Dubbe also looked sharp, striking out four of the first of the nine batters he faced.

The Gators (8-5, 6-4) responded in the bottom of the third. Following a Danny O’Hagan double, Barry, Morris and Singer all hit singles that pushed the Gladiators in front.

“We usually give up runs early and have to battle back a lot,” Singer said. “We’re used to fighting back and once we were able to get some hits off a great pitcher like Logan, we gained more confidence.”

Morris, along with a solid defensive effort by Reservoir, helped keep the Gladiators bats at bay. After walking Nick Crabill in the fifth, Morris induced a double-play groundout to end the inning before striking out the side in the sixth.

“After the second inning, I felt like I mixed my pitches well and started looking better on my off-speed pitches,” Morris said. “Once I started locating my fastball, that was really key in getting some strikeouts and our defense did a great job backing me up.”

Brandon Parker is a sports reporter for The Washington Post.



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