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Another home run for Green Latta's Siera Green is greeted by teammates after hitting a home run during action earlier this spring. Green hit another home run during the Lady Panthers' 13-3 win over Konawa at home Friday evening.

Photo by Richard R. Barron
Ada Evening News

Saturday’s Game

BASEBALL

Nike/Pro Nine Classic

At Owasso

7th Place

Roff 16, Tulsa Washington 0

BTW    000    00    —    0    5  7

ROFF    934    0x    —  16  15  1

     Bennett, Cox (1), Latray (4) and King. Tim Wallen and Brendon Barr. WP-Wallen (3-0). LP-Bennett. HR-Wallen (R). 2B-Remington Pope, Cody Peak (R). HL-Pope 3-4, RS, 4 RBIs; Wallen 3-3, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Eddie Lomas 2-3, 2 RS, RBI; Peak 2-4, 2 RS, 2 RBIs (R).

NOTEWORTHY: Tim Wallen allowed five hits and struck out seven over five innings, and he also had three hits, including his third home run of the tournament and eighth of the season as Roff run-ruled BTW. Wallen’s solo shot in the third was part of a four-run rally in the third inning that accounted for the Tigers’ final runs. Roff put the game away early with a nine-run first-inning outburst highlighted by Remington Pope’s three-run double and Jeremy Grinstead’s two-run single. Pope finished with three hits and four RBIs, and Eddie Lomas and Cody Peark had two hits and combined to score four runs and drive in three for the Tigers. Wallen finished the tournament 9-for-15 with three home runs and five RBIs, and Brendon Barr was 8-for-16 with two home runs and nine RBIs for Roff (No. 2 in Class A).

COACHES QUOTE: “It’s always good to get a win before you get on a road to travel back. A lot more good things happened than bad things this weekend. It’s always a pleasure to come up here. The whole tournament is a class act.” — Roff head coach Ead Simon.

Team Records: Roff 15-6

Up Next: Vanoss at Roff Monday, 4 p.m.

Friday’s Games

BASEBALL

At Byng

Byng 9, Pauls Valley 0

PAULS    000    00    —  0  1  1

BYNG    430    2x    —  9  7  0

     O’Bryant, Johnson (4) and Holt. Reid Wall and Joe Nemecek. WP-Wall. LP-O’Bryant. HL-Wall 2-3, 2 RBIs; Jake Scroggins 1-3, 2 RS; Jake Wellington 1-2, 2 RS, RBI (B).

NOTEWORTHY: Freshman Reid Wall tossed a one-hitter and struck out eight, and he also went 2-for-3 with two RBIs as Byng run-ruled Pauls Valley. Jake Wellington and Jake Scroggins scored two runs apiece for the Pirates.

Team Records: Byng 12-8

Up Next: Byng at Ada Monday, 5 p.m.

Nike/Pro Nine Classic

At Owasso

Pool Play

Owasso 14, Roff 2

ROFF    002    00    —    2    3  0

OWASSO    361    4x    —  14  11  1

     Remington Pope and Brendon Barr. Conner Witchmann and Drew Steiner. WP-Witchmann. LP-Pope (2-1). HR-Dylan Bundy 2, Corey Taylor, Steiner (O). 2B-Andrew Rosa (O). HL-Barr 1-2, RBI, Dakota Schafer 1-2, Cody Peak 1-2 (R), Bundy 3-3, 4 RS, 6 RBIs; Rosa 2-3, 2 RS, RBI (O).

NOTEWORTHY: Dylan Bundy hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, and Owasso (No. 1 in Class 6A) run-ruled Roff in a rematch of the 2010 tournament championship game to wrap up pool play. The host Rams faced another small-school power, Red Oak, Saturday for the title, while Roff faced Tulsa Washington for seventh place. Brendon Barr finished 1-for-2 with an RBI for the Tigers (NO. 2 in Class A).

COACHES QUOTE: “We actually swung the bats pretty good. We just pitched behind all night, and that’s a recipe for disaster against those guys. We actually competed and had guys on base throughout the night.” — Roff coach Ead Simon.

Team Records: Roff 14-6

At Tupelo

Tupelo 7, Rock Creek 6

ROCK CREEK    202    200    0    —  6  12  1

TUPELO    201    002    2    —  7  10  1

     Davis and Dill. Jake Sanders, Matt Benedict (4) and Tanner Davis. WP-Benedict (6-2). LP-Davis. HR-Dill, Halcomb (R), Kade Curry (T). 2B-From, Shumake, Robinson (R), Brandon Chamberlain 2, Curry, H. D. Bullard (T). HL-Dill 3-4, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Robinson 3-4, RBI (R); Curry 3-3, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Bullard 2-3, RBI; Davis 1-4, 2 RBIs; Chamberlain 2-4, 2 RS (T).

NOTEWORTHY: Kade Curry hit a dramatic two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to give Tupelo (No. 2 in Class B) the walkoff victory. Rock Creek (No. 12 in Class A) led 6-5 heading to the bottom of the seventh and got two quick outs before Brandon Chamberlain doubled for the second time in the game to keep the inning alive. Three pitches later, Curry lined a 2-0 fastball over the fence in right-center for his second home run of the season. Matt Benedict relieved starter Jake Sanders with one out in the fourth and didn’t allow a run the rest of the way while striking out seven in winning his sixth straight decision. Curry finished 3-for-3 with three RBIs, and Chamberlain and H. D. Bullard had two hits apiece for the Tigers, who were outhit, 12-10.

COACHES QUOTE: “Rock Creek swung the bat really well. We were fortunate to win this ball game. Fortunately we got a couple of big hits to win it, and Benedict really came in and settled things down.” — Tupelo coach Clay Weller.

Team Records: Tupelo 19-5

Up Next: Tupelo at Dale Monday, 4:30 p.m.

At Edmond Classic

Moore 8, Latta 2

MOORE    021    121    0    —  8  10  1

LATTA    010    001    0    —  2    9  5

   Wilson and Linstead. Jake Collins, Tyler Pogue (5) and Bryce Harris. WP-Wilson. LP-Collins (2-1). HR-Reed Johnson (L), Wood (M). 2B-Dylan Tinkler (L), Wood, Vail (M). HL-Wood 2-3, RS, 2 RBIs (M); Tinkler 1-3, Johnson 1-3, RS, RBI; Colton Engle 1-3, RS (L). 

NOTEWORTHY: Latta (No. 3 in Class 2A) wasted a chance for a big inning after Reed Johnson led off the second with a home run and never recovered in the loss to Moore (No. 8 in Class 6A). After Johnson’s blast made it 2-1, the Panthers got a walk and three hits but didn’t score in the inning because of mistakes on the bases. Moore outhit Latta just 10-9, but the Panthers — who didn’t finish their Thursday doubleheader until almost midnight — committed five errors.

COACHES QUOTE: “I thought we played a lot better this week than we did last week.  We made some mental mistakes, but I think a lot of it was fatigue.  We’ve got a long way to go, but I saw some good things.” — Latta coach Eddie Collins.

Team Records: Latta 13-8. 

Up Next: Latta at Lone Grove Monday, 4:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL

At Tupelo

Tupelo 24, Sulphur 16

SULPHUR    308    05    —  16  17  0

TUPELO    256    56    —  24  25  1

     Magruder and Jones. Landra Nelson and Chesna Henry. WP-Nelson (18-7). LP-Magruder. HR-Reeves (S), Samantha Stein 2, Nelson, Henry (T). 3B-Kaylie Sanders (T). 2B-Wilkerson 2, Cox (S), Shanna Davidson 2, Kate McCoy 2, Nelson (T). HL-Kaylie Sanders 2-3, 4 RS, 5 RBIs; Davidson 4-4, 3 RS, 4 RBIs; Nelson 4-5, 3 RS, 7 RBIs; Henry 2-3, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Tamara Thompson 3-5, 2 RBIs; Stein 2-2, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; McCoy 4-4, 3 RS; Kelsey Warner 3-3, 3 RS (T); Sims 2-2, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Rogers 2-3, RS; Magruder 2-4, RS, RBI; Edgar 2-3, 2 RBIs; Wilkerson 2-4, RS, RBI; Lancaster 2-3, RS (S).

NOTEWORTHY: Winning pitcher Landra Nelson drove in seven runs and Tupelo (No. 6 in Class 2A) outscored Sulphur in a game that featured 42 hits, including 14 for extra bases. Nelson had a two-run double in a five-run second-inning rally that put Tupelo up 7-3, she had a two-out, two-run double in a six-run third that answered an eight-run Sulphur rally in the bottom that inning, she hit a three-run homer with two outs in the fourth to make it 18-11, and she added an RBI single in a six-run fifth that ended the game on the run rule. Shanna Davidson had four hits, including RBI doubles in the first and fifth innings, and finished with four RBIs, and Kaylie Sanders capped a five-RBI day with a three-run triple in the fifth. Chesna Henry hit a solo home run in the fourth and drove in two runs, and Samantha Stein hit home runs leading off the second and third innings for the Lady Tigers, who banged out a season-high 25 hits. Ashley Reeves homered for Sulphur, which had a season-high 17 hits in the loss.

COACHES QUOTE: “Sulphur hit it hard for most of the day, so it was just one of those deals where the first team to put up a zero up on defense had a chance to win.” — Tupelo head coach Jason Goostree.

Team Records: Tupelo 18-7; Sulphur 4-16.

Up Next: Vanoss at Tupelo Monday, 4 p.m.

At Latta

Latta 13, Konawa 3

KONAWA    020    1    —    3    9  2

LATTA    301    9    —  13  11  1

    Chelsea Gillum and Marci Robertson. Siera Green and Cheyenne Crews. WP-Green (14-6). LP-Gillum (0-1). HR-Green (L). 3B-Carlee Henderson (L) 2B-Green (L). HL-Henderson 2-3, RS, RBI; Kaitlin Hisaw 2-3, 2 Rs, 2 RBIs; Green 2-2, RS, RBI; Madison Abney 2-2, RS (L); Courtney Capps 2-3, Jayla Carpenter 1-2, 2 RBIs (K).

NOTEWORTHY: Siera Green hit a solo home run as part of a nine-run fourth-inning explosion that carried Latta (No. 5 in Class 2A) to the run-rule victory over No. 2 Konawa. Green also doubled in a run for the Lady Panthers, who led just 4-2 heading to the fourth. Kaitlin Hisaw, Carlee Henderson and Madison Abney added two hits apiece in the win.

COACHES QUOTE: “We played well and they left a lot of people on base.” — Latta coach Jim Foster.

Team Records: Latta 14-6

Up Next: Davis at Latta Monday, 4 p.m.; Dale at Konawa Monday, 4 p.m.

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