Frisco Liberty baseball has been putting in the work all season as they do everything it takes to remain at the top of their district. Currently, the Redhawks are second in their district with a 12-2 record (20-6-1 overall). Senior Will Glatch has played a role in helping the Redhawks stay consistent.
The senior is a bit of a Swiss army knife addition to the Redhawks' team as he's proficient in the infield at various positions. Glatch is a catcher as well as a right-handed pitcher and third baseman. He also has a fire in his bat when he steps up to the plate on offense. Last week, Glatch pitched seven innings allowing zero runs and striking out twelve batters as Liberty went 3-0 against their opponents. Glatch allowed only one hit in a 5-0 win over Frisco Independence on April 6th. At the plate last week, Glatch hit one triple and posted a .375 batting average while tallying three RBIs.
The uncommitted stand-out athlete has many goals this season, but his first is to "win district" with a "long-term goal of making it down to Round Rock for the state tournament." Glatch isn't focused on only the dubs for the Redhawks, though. "Winning is what everyone believes makes a successful season," said Glatch in an interview with VYPE DFW. "But in this program, we have had many years of growth and rebuilding without a winning record to get to where we are now. So, to me, a successful season is when a team becomes an overall more competitive team that treats one another as their own family."
Treating each other like a family is a key to the team's success this season, says Glatch. "We can all rely on one another to do their job. Everyone understands and accepts their roles." The secret to his individual success this season, though? "I have finally begun to focus solely on playing baseball without the distraction of football. That has really allowed me to perfect my craft for hitting, pitching, and catching."
Interview with Glatch:
What has been your favorite memory playing for Frisco Liberty?
"My favorite memory from this team is the brotherhood and family-like culture that we have with one another."
As an uncommitted athlete, what are you looking for in a college program?
"I am looking for a program that will always compete, is a family, and that hates losing more than they like winning."
What do you want to major in in college?
"I plan to major in Accounting."
Who is your favorite baseball team?
If you could go to dinner with one person dead or alive who would it be? What would you talk about?
"I would want to have dinner with my uncle who passed away before I was born so I could finally understand why everyone says he was the greatest person to walk the Earth."
Who do you compare your playing style to or look up to as an athlete?
"I have always looked up to Drew Brees as an athlete, but I guess I'm going to have to find someone new now."
The Dallas-Fort Worth area has long been known to be dominant in all areas of Texas High School sports. If you want to watch some of the best high school competition in the nation, you know you're going to get some quality athleticism out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With top-notch programs, the DFW area is well-represented at the soccer UIL state championship games. Dallas-Fort Worth is well represented with a chance to bring home state titles in all six of the state games happening between Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17.
Midlothian Heritage Girls at State:
Girls 4A-6A begins Friday morning at 10 a.m. with a 4A showdown between Midlothian Heritage and Corpus Christi Calallen. Midlothian Heritage has fought hard to get to the state tournament, only losing one game all season in a non-district match-up against Fort Worth Nolan Catholic. The Lady Jaguars have outscored their opponents by 124 goals on the season and there's no reason to suspect that a title game will be any slower for the team.
Frisco Wakeland Girls at State:
At 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Frisco Wakeland is facing off against Dripping Springs in the 5A State Final. Wakeland has posted an 86% win percentage on the year with a 20-2-3 overall record. On a 13 game win streak after defeating Grapevine 3-2 in order to advance to the championship match, the Wolverines are going to be a tough squad to squander.
Flower Mound Girls at State:
The last match of championship Friday will feature a strong Lewisville Flower Mound team versus Austin Vandegrift. The strong Flower Mound squad has posted a 22-1-2 overall record with a 92% win percentage this season. After a first place finish in district, the Lady Jaguars have kept rolling, defeating every team standing in their way of a state title. Flower Mound can be expected to start strong and stay strong throughout the entirety of the match.
Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis Boys at State:
The boys' championship games get started on Saturday morning with a 4A finals match-up featuring Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis and Boerne. The Eagles finished first in their district and are currently on a 19 game win streak after defeating Celina in a hard-fought 4-2 win to advance to the state title game. The Eagles have shown fight all season and should play consistently against Boerne.
Frisco Wakeland Boys at State:
The second game Saturday, fans will see Frisco Wakeland represented again as the boys enter the 5A Boys Finals. The Wolverines have posted a 94% win percentage with a 23-1-1 overall record on the season. Outscoring their opponents by 64 goals, the Wolverines can be expected to utilize their defense while trusting their offense on Saturday.
Rockwall-Heath Boys at State:
The final match of the UIL State Championship games will showcase a great Rockwall Heath squad. The Hawks will face off against San Antonio Lee in the boys 6A Finals. Rockwall-Heath has fought all season to prove that they belong among the best in the state. After a big win over Allen to advance to the state game, the Hawks will have to channel the energy they have used all season to bring home some hardware. The Hawks have posted a 15-8-5 record overall and should be expected to play with urgency against San Antonio Lee.