Tuesday, April 1
Allen 3, Tupelo 0
TUPELO 000 000 0 — 0 1 2
ALLEN 030 000 x — 3 5 0
Luke Leland and Tyler Daffern; Tommy Peay and catcher’s name not available. WP – Peay. LP – Leland. 2B – Nick Wallen (A). HL – Tyler Daffern 1-2 (T). Drew Back 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 RS; Tommy Peay 1-3, 2 RBIs; Jones 1-3, 1 RS; Wallen 1-3; Wedlow 1-3 (A).
NOTEWORTHY: Tommy Peay fired a one-hit shutout and drove in a pair of runs as Allen shut out Tupelo, 3-0, on Tuesday. Peay survived four walks and struck out 10 batters in going the seven-inning distance. He also went 1-for-3 in picking up the two RBIs. Teammate Drew Back was 1-for-2 with one RBI and a run scored. Luke Leland took the loss for the Tigers, despite giving up just five hits in six complete innings of work. Tyler Daffern had Tupelo’s lone hit. All three Mustang runs came in the second inning.
Up Next: Tupelo at the Rock Creek Tournament on Thursday. Allen at the Dewar Tournament on Thursday.
Monday, March 31
Roff 7, Dale 6
DALE 021 200 1 — 6 8 2
ROFF 001 400 2 — 7 8 0
Logan Carter, Joe Buckendorff (6) and Gage Ross; C.J. Johnson, Hunter Larsh (5) and Cruz Villafranco. WP – Larsh (3-1). LP – Buckendaff. HR – Gage Ross (D). Dalton Reed (R). 2B – Tanner Nelson, Chase Byndas (D). Cade Carpenter (R). HL – Ross 2-3, 1 RBI, 2 RS; Nelson 2-4, 1 RS (D). Reed 2-3, 1 RBI, 2 RS; Carpenter 2-3; Rayce Stephens 1-1, 3 RBIs, 2 BB, SF (R).
NOTEWORTHY: Rayce Stephens’ sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Roff (No. 1 in Class A) to a 7-6 come-from-behind win over Dale on Monday. Trailing 6-5, Roff’s Dalton Reed and Andy Antonio drew back-to-back walks. A sacrifice bunt by C.J. Johnson advanced both runners and Cade Carpenter drew a walk to load up the bases. Cruz Villafranco hit a game-tying single to make it 6-6, before Stephens came through with his heroic sacrifice fly to win it. Stephens was only 1-for-1 from the plate in the game, but finished with three runs batted in as he also hit a two-run single in the fourth. Stephens also drew a pair of walks in the game. Reed homered and went 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored while Carpenter also was 2–for-3 from the plate. Larsh (3-1) got the pitching win in relief of Johnson as he surrendered just one earned run off two hits with only one walk and five strikeouts in three innings of work. Johnson allowed five earned runs off six hits with a pair of strikeouts and two walks as the starter. Dale (No. 2 in Class 2A) carried a 10-game winning streak into the matchup with Roff.
Record: Roff is 12-3
Up Next: Roff vs. Hinton 12:30 today at Amber-Pocasset Tournament.
Tuesday, April 1
Dale 8, Latta 7
LATTA 002 005 0 — 7 5 3
DALE 214 000 1 — 8 6 2
Parker Henderson, Kade Hayes (2), Brady Johnson (4) and Carter Kessinger (6) and Ty Hoppe (6). Hunter Pinkston and Gage Ross. WP-Pinkston. LP-Kessinger. HR-Skyler Martin, Xavier Lanham (D). 2B-Nick Wilson (L), Hunter Sanford (D). HL-Hayes 1-5, 2 RS, RBI; Henderson 3-4, 2 RBIs; Wilson 1-4, RS (L). Lanham 2-4, 2RS, 2 RBIs; Martin 1-4, RS, RBI. Chase Byndas 1-4, RS; Pinkston 1-4, RS. Sanford 1-4, RS (D).
NOTEWORTHY: No. 5 Latta and No. 2 Dale squared off on Tuesday in what turned out to be another epic battle between the two Class 2A powers. A sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh gave Dale the 8-7 victory. Dale led 7-2 heading into the sixth inning. Latta scored five runs to tie it up. Latta held Dale in the bottom of the sixth, but the Pirates started the seventh with a single by Xavier Lanham. Lanham moved to second after a walk was issued to Martin. Gage Ross laid down a sacrifice bunt to move both runners over. An intentional walk was issued to Dalton Tillison to load the bases with one out. Joe Buckendorff then hit a sac fly to center to end the game. Lanham finished 2-4, with two runs scored and two RBIs to pace Dale. Latta was led by Parker Henderson who finished 3-4 at the plate and had two RBIs.
Up Next: Latta vs. Bridge Creek 1:30 p.m. today at Newcastle Tournament.
Monday, March 31
Latta 12, Tupelo 0
LATTA 305 31 — 12 11 1
TUPELO 000 00 — 0 1 2
Tristen Wood and Ty Hoppe. Caleb Watson and Tyler Daffern. WP-Wood. LP-Watson. HR-Kade Hayes (L), 2B-Hoppe 2 (L). HL-Austin Simpson 2-4, 2 RS; Hayes 1-4, RS, RBI; Brady Johnson 1-3, 2 RS, RBI; Hoppe 3-4, 2 RS; Michael Alexander 1-4, RS; Carter Kessinger 1-4, 2 RS; Tristan Monroe 1-4; Nick Wilson 1-4 (L). Corey McCollum 1-2 (T).
NOTEWORTHY: The Latta Panthers got back in the win column on Monday at Tupelo. The Panthers pounded out 11 hits en route to the 12-0 victory. Kade Hayes led off the game with a solo home run as the Panthers scored three runs in the first. They tacked on five more runs in the third and a single run in the fourth and fifth for the run rule win. Tristen Wood only gave up one hit as he picked up the win on the mound.
Monday, March 31
Byng 14, Purcell 2
BYNG 261 50 — 14 8 1
PURCELL 002 00 — 2 3 1
Sawyer Walton, Whitey Fortner (3), Levi Prater (4) and Joe Nemecek; Plavchak, Edelman (4) and J. Sweeney. WP – Walton. LP – Plavchak. HR – Reid Wall (B). 2B – Reid Wall, Gage Wall (B). HL – Andre Davis 2-2, 2 RS; Reid Wall 2-3, 5 RBIs, 1 RS; Whitey Fortner 1-2, 2 RBIs, 3 RS; Walton 1-2; Nemecek 1-3, 2 RBIs; Gage Wall 1-3, 2 RS.
NOTEWORTHY: Reid Wall hit a grand slam in the second inning and an RBI double in the fourth as Byng pounded Purcell, 14-2, in five innings on Monday. Reid Wall went 2-for-3 from the plate and was one of two Pirates with a pair of hits. Teammate Andre Davis was 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Whitey Fortner went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Joe Nenecek was 1-for-3 with two RBIs off an RBI grounded and bases-loaded, hit-by-pitch. Byng hurler Sawyer Walton, Fortner and Levi Prater combined for a three-hitter. The six-run second inning began when Hunter Capps was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, Fortner followed with a run-scoring single to keep the bases loaded and Reid Wall followed with the grand slam to make it 8-0. The Pirates added one score in the third and tacked on five more runs in the fourth.
Up Next: Byng vs. McAlester, 11 a.m.; Byng vs. Asher, 3 p.m. Saturday at Byng Festival.