Recent Jourdanton High grad Shafer Glasscock was one of many senior athletes across the state of Texas to have their last season in high school taken from them because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The middle infielder, bound for Lyon College in Arkansas this fall, got one last chance to don his school’s colors and compete — and win — as a member of Team Liberty in the San Antonio Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game at Wolff Stadium in San Antonio.
“It was awesome, just getting one last high school game,” Glasscock said. “Then to get to play against a bunch of guys that can play ball, ball out like this. It was a really good experience to have.”
Team Liberty, made up of players from sub-6A schools in and around San Antonio like Medina Valley, Kerrville Tivy and Hondo, defeated Team Freedom 12-7. Glasscock, an all-district second baseman in 2019, was 0-1 at the plate with a hit-by-pitch, an RBI and a run scored to help Liberty’s cause.
Just being able to get one last win and compete was what Glasscock wanted as he begins his collegiate career in a matter of months.
“That was the main part. I just wanted to win honestly,” Glasscock emphasized. “I just want to win. That was the best part, just winning.”
His last game in the Tribe’s colors also helped bring closure to his high school career which seemingly ended on March 13, when the UIL suspended all spring sports before canceling them altogether.
“It’s awesome, kinda bittersweet though,” Glasscock said. “It’s kind of sad, but, at the same time,
I’m moving on to greater things and hopefully putting Jourdanton on the map, like we always say.”