Local softball and baseball capsules

Roff’s Conner Baldridge struck out eight and walked two in seven innings to help the Tigers beat Calera 8-3 Saturday evening in the championship game of the Calera Tournament.

SOFTBALL

Friday, Sept. 7

At the New Lima Tournament

Okemah 6, Tupelo 4

OKEMAH 130 11 — 6 10 0

TUPELO 110 02 — 4 8 1

Okemah battery NA; Kate Sliger and Breonna D’Aguanno. L – Sliger. 2B – Kaylea Plamer 2, Sliger, Lilly Woods (T). HL – Palmer 3-3, 1 RBI, 2 RS; Sliger 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 RS; Cheyane Price 1-2, 1 BB; Shalyn McCollum1-2, 1 BB; Woods 1-3, 1 RBI (T).

NOTEWORTHY: A fifth-inning rally came two runs short Friday as the Tupelo Lady Tigers dropped a 6-4 decision to Okemah in the New Lima Tournament. Kaylea Palmer went 3-for-3 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs scored in a losing effort for Tupelo. Teammate Kate Sliger took the pitching loss. Sliger went 2-for-3 with a double, one RBI and a run scored in the Lady Tigers’ eight-hit attack. Cheyane Price and Shalyn McCollum were each 1-for-2 with a walk, and Lilly Woods finished 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI for Tupelo. Okemah compiled 10 hits off Sliger, who recorded two strikeouts and walked two.

Team Record: Tupelo 3-12.

Up next: Wapanucka at Tupelo, 4 p.m. Thursday.

BASEBALL

Saturday, Sept. 8

At Calera Tournament

Semifinals

Roff 12, Coleman 0

COLEMAN 000 — 0 1 3

ROFF 714 — 12 8 0

Sampson and Adams; Aiden Bagwell and Dayne Bowerman. W – Bagwell. L – Sampson. HR – Chad Whitis (R). 2B – Bagwell, Cole Hudson (T). HL- Balintine 1-1 (C); Brady Benedict 2-2, 1 RBI, 2 RS, 1 BB; Talon Rhoten 1-1, 1 RBI, 2 RS, 1 BB; Conner Owens 1-1, 1 RBI,1 BB; Hudson 1-1, 2 RS; Whitis 1-2, 3 RBIs, 1 RS; Trayson Miller 1-2, 2 RBIs, 1 RS, 1 BB; Bagwell 1-2 (R).

NOTEWORTHY: Aiden Bagwell fired a three-inning, one-hit shutout, and Chad Whitis homered Saturday as the Roff Tigers trounced Coleman 12-0 in the semifinals of the Calera Tournament. Bagwell struck out four and gave up no walks. Brady Benedict went 2-for-2 from the plate with one RBI, two runs scored and a walk. Whitis was 1-for-2 with three RBIs. Roff pounded out eight hits in the game. Trayson Miller drove in two runs, scored once and walked one time in a 1-for-2 effort. Conner Owens (1-for-1) and Talon Rhoten (1-for-1) each knocked in one run. Coleman committed three errors in the contest, while the Tigers had none.

Championship

Roff 8, Calera 3

ROFF 004 000 4 — 8 10 0

CALERA 010 002 0 — 3 7 7

Conner Baldridge and Dayne Bowerman; Dillon Bumgarner, Zach Maynard (7) and Maynard. W – Baldridge. L – Bumgarner. HR – Maynard, Budie Smith (C). 2B – Wil Joplin (R); Maynard (C). HL – Chad Whitis 2-4, 2 RBIs; Joplin 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 RS; Cole Hudson 1-1, 2 RBIs, 1 RS; Talon Rhoten 1-2, 2 RS, 2 BB; Baldridge 1-3, 1 BB (R); Maynard 2-3, 2 RBIs, 1 RS; Smith 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 RS; Ryan Beluin 1-2, 1 RS, 1 BB; Tjun Gibson 1-2 (C).

NOTEWORTHY: Chad Whitis and Wil Joplin each went 2-for-4 from the plate Saturday to help the Roff Tigers (No. 3 in Class B) knock off host Calera (No. 8 in Class A) 8-3 to win the Calera Tournament. Whitis drove home two runs, and Joplin had a double, picked up one RBI and scored once. Cole Hudson also knocked in two runs and scored once while going 1-for-1. Talon Rhoten also scored twice and drew two walks in going 1-for-2 in Roff’s 10-hit attack. Conner Baldridge pitched all seven innings for the victory. He allowed seven hits, struck out eight and walked only two. All three runs he gave up were earned.

Team Records: Roff 15-4; Calera 12-5.

Up next: Roff vs. Varnum, 1:30 p.m. (at Southeastern); Roff vs. Asher, 7:30 p.m (at Murray State) Thursday at Red River Rumble.

At Dale Festival

Game 1

Dale 3, Byng 2

BYNG 002 000 0 — 2 7 1

DALE 110 010 x — 3 4 0

Gage Fuller, Brylen Janda (5) and Ashton Zilem; Cooper Hunt, Dallon Forsythe (7) and Jono Johnson. W – Hunt. L – Fuller. 2B – Parker Presley (B); David Herring (D). HL – Fuller 1-2, 1 RS, 1 BB; Nolan Feazle 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB; Collin O’Grady 1-3, 1 BB; Seth Brecheen 1-3; Carson Capps 1-3 (B); Herring 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 RS; Bryce Crawford 1-3; Tanner Collins 1-3 (D).

NOTEWORTHY: David Herring scored off a passed ball in the bottom of the fifth inning, and that proved to be the difference Saturday as the Dale Pirates (No. 3 in Class A) edged the Byng Pirates 3-2 in the Dale Festival. Herring finished 2-for-3 from the plate as he drove in a run with a double in the second inning. All seven of Byng’s hits came from seven different players. Nolan Feazle (1-for-3) and Tyler Bargas each drove in a run for Byng, and teammate Gage Fuller was 1-for-2 with a run scored and a walk. Fuller (six strikeouts, five walks) suffered the pitching loss after getting relief help from Brylen Janda. Cooper Hunt struck out six, walked two and allowed two earned runs in five innings of work to pick up the pitching win. Ryan Haney tossed the final two scoreless frames for the save. He struck out two, walked two and didn’t give up a hit.

Team Record: Dale 13-5.

Game 2

Oktaha 6, Byng 3

(10 Innings)

OKTAHA 000 210 000 3 — 6 8 1

BYNG 210 000 000 0 — 3 10 4

Brock Rodden, Austin Mann (1), Jakob Blackwell (7) and Hunter Spann; Nolan Feazle, Parker Presley (8) and Aston Zilem. L – Presley. 2B – Collin O’Grady (B). HL – Tyler Bargas 3-5, 1 RBI; O’Grady 3-6, 1 RS; Seth Brecheen 2-5; Parker Presley 1-3, 2 BB (B).

NOTEWORTHY: Back-to-back homers – a two-run blast from Harley Shaffer and a solo shot from Austin Mann in the top of the 10th inning – lifted Oktaha to a 6-3 victory over the Byng Pirates (No. 7 in Class A) Saturday in the Dale Festival. Byng had a 3-0 lead through two innings and out hit the Tigers 10-8 for the game. Tyler Bargas went 3-for-5 with one RBI for Byng, while Collin O’Grady was 3-for-6 with a double and a run scored. Teammate Seth Brecheen finished 2-for-5. Parker Presley, who was 1-for-3 with a pair of walks, took the pitching loss in relief of starter Nolan Feazle. Presley allowed the three earned runs off four hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Feazle struck out two, walked one and allowed one earned run in seven innings. Brock Rodden finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored for Oktaha (No. 2 in Class A), while Shaffer went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Jakob Blackwell pitched the final four innings for the win for the Tigers. He struck out three, walked one and didn’t allow an earned run. Byng went scoreless over the final eight innings after scoring two runs in the first inning and another run in the second.

Team Records: Oktaha 16-3; Byng 11-7.

Up next: Byng at Dale, 4:30 p.m. today; Tupelo at Byng, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.