Team Record: Byng Byng 14-3; Plainview 13-7.
Up Next: Byng vs. Chickasha at 1 p.m. today at Bill Tipton Tournament in Shawnee.
Tupelo 8, Mill Creek 0
MILL CREEK 000 00 — 0 2 5
TUPELO 420 11 — 8 6 1
Miller, Patrick and catcher’s name not available; Tyler Daffern and Corby Ake. WP – Daffern. LP – Miller. HR – Daffern. 2B – Corey McCollum. HL – McCollum 2-3, 3 RBIs, 1 RS; Bry Bratcher 1-2, 2 RS; Daffern 1-3, 2 RBIs, 1 RS; Tristen Hogue 1-3, 1 RBI; Austin Adams 1-3, 1 RS (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Tyler Daffern fired a five-inning, complete-game, two-hit shutout as Tupelo (No. 18 in Class B) trounced visiting Mill Creek, 8-0, on Tuesday. Daffern gave up just two walks and struck out eight. He also helped his own cause by hitting a two-run homer in the first inning. Corey McCollum went 2-for-3 from the plate for the Tigers with a run-scoring single in the first inning and a two-run double in the second. Daffern finished 1-for-3 from the plate. Tristen Hogue also went 1-for-3 and knocked a run with a single in the fifth.
Team Record: Tupelo 9-8.
Up Next: Kingston at Tupelo at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Purcell 4, Latta 2
LATTA 010 100 0 — 2 8 1
PURCELL 002 020 x — 4 12 3
Bailey Eckert and Anna Wood. Erica Martinez and Shelby Fitzer. WP-Martinez. LP-Eckert. HL-Maria Priest 3-3; Chelsea Alexander 2-3; Shelbey Parnacher 2-3, RBI (L). Morgan Lathan 2-4, RS; Martinez 2-3, 2 RS; Brece Hammon 2-3, RBI (P).
NOTEWORTHY: The Class 4A No. 9 Lady Panthers fell to the Class 5A No. 3 Lady Dragons 4-2. Latta had a strong defensive performance, but offensively, they stranded eight base runners. Three Lady Panthers accounted for seven of their eight hits in the contest. Maria Priest was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate. Chelsea Alexander finished 2-for-3. Shelbey Parnacher was also 2-for-3 with an RBI. Morgan Lathan, Erica Martinez and Brece Hammon all had two hits apiece for the Lady Dragons.
Team Record: Latta 11-7; Purcell 19-4.
Up Next: Latta at Lexington at 4:30 p.m. today.