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Tupelo splits in Konawa Kurston Chamberlain, shown in action earlier this season, and the Tupelo Lady Tigers dropped an 8-0 decision to host Konawa but came back to drill Seminole, 18-0, at Monday’s Konawa Festival. Tupelo will host Latta in a battle of area powers this afternoon.

Photo by Richard R. Barron
Ada Evening News

Monday’s Games

SOFTBALL

At Konawa Festival

Konawa 8, Tupelo 0

TUPELO    000    00    —  0    6  3

KONAWA    115    01    —  8  12  1

     Landra Nelson and Chesna Henry. Chelsey Patterson and Marci Robertson. WP-Patterson (14-7). LP-Nelson (14-6). HR-Chelsea Gillum (K). 2B-Melanie Gladden, Courtney Capps, Gillum (K). HL-Aspen Collins 2-2 (T); Capps 3-3, 2 RS, RBI; Gillum 3-3, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Haley Terry 2-2, RBI (K).

NOTEWORTHY: Chelsea Gillum had three hits, including her first home run of the season, and drove in three runs, and Chelsey Patterson scattered six hits to lead Konawa (No. 2 in Class 4A) to the run-rule victory over 2A No. 6 Tupelo. Gillum led off the second inning with a home run to put Konawa up 2-0, she had an RBI double in a five-run third-inning outburst, and her single in the fifth drove in the run that ended the game. Fellow senior Courtney Capps also had three hits and drove in a run, and Haley Terry was 2-for-2 with an RBI in the win. Aspen Collins had two of Tupelo’s six hits.

Tupelo 19, Seminole 0

TUPELO    204    (13)    —  19  19  0

SEMINOLE    000    0    —    0    2  5

      Landra Nelson and Chesna Henry. Fletcher and Johnson. WP-Nelson (15-6). LP-Fletcher. 3B-Shanna Davidson (T). 2B-Samantha Stein (T). HL-Davidson 4-4, 4 RS; Nelson 3-3, 4 RS, 2 RBIs; Henry 2-3, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Tamara Thompson 3-4, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Stein 2-4, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Aspen Collins 2-4, RS, 3 RBIs; Kate McCoy 2-4, RS, 3 RBIs (T).

NOTEWORTHY: Tupelo bounced back from the loss to Konawa to manhandle Seminole. The Lady Tigers ended the game with a 13-run explosion in the fourth highlighted by Samantha Stein’s two-run double and two-run singles from Aspen Collins and Kate McCoy. Shanna Davidson had four hits, including a triple, and scored four runs for Tupelo, which also got three hits, four runs scored and two RBIs from winning pitcher Landra Nelson and three hits, three runs scored and two RBIs from Tamara Thompson as part of a 19-hit attack.

COACHES QUOTE: “It was pretty tough day to play both ways. It was one of those days you just wanted to get through.” — Tupelo coach Jason Goostree.

Team Records: Tupelo 15-6

Up Next: Latta at Tupelo today, 5:30 p.m.

At Latta

Latta 8, Sulphur 0

SULPHUR    000    00    —  0    6  2

LATTA    400    22    —  8  10  1

     Magruder and Lancaster. Siera Green and Cheyenne Crews. WP-Green (13-5). LP-Magruder. HL-Makenzi Lamb 3-3, 2 RS, RBI; Madison Abney 2-2, RS; Crews 2-3, Kaitlin Hisaw 1-3, RS, 2 RBIs (L).

NOTEWORTHY: In a striking contrast to last year’s 28-23 Sulphur victory (in which the Lady Bulldogs hit 12 home runs), Latta’s Siera Green shut out Sulphur on six hits to lead the Lady Panthers (No. 4 in Class 4A) to the run-rule victory. Makenzi Lamb had three hits, and Madison Abney and Kaitlin Hisaw had two hits for Latta. The news wasn’t all good, however, for Latta coach Jim Foster, who learned that an MRI done Monday on junior slugger Keeli Kessinger — injured in Friday’s loss to Byng at the Washington Tournament — revealed that Kessinger had torn the ACL in her left knee for the second time in less than a year.

COACHES QUOTE: “It was a cold day and the bats were a little bit docile. The wind was hitting us right in the face. Everything in the air was being caught.” — Latta coach Jim Foster.

Team Records: Latta 13-5.

Up Next: Latta at Tupelo today, 5:30 p.m.

At Allen Festival

Roff 11, Vanoss 1

ROFF    623    —  11  12  2

VANOSS    001    —    1    3  3

     Tori Brown and Magan Kile. Shelby Bolin and Georgia McCurdy. WP-Brown. LP-Bolin. HR-Casey Kelley (R). 3B-Skyler Grinstead, Lauren Trimmer (R). HL-Kile 2-2, 2 RBIs, Monica Miller 2-2, 2 RBIs, Kelley 2-2, RBI, Trimmer 1-1, RBI (R); Hannah Harjo 1-1, Annie Wale 1-2, RBI (V).

NOTEWORTHY: The Roff offense scored in every inning, piling up 12 hits in just three frames to roll to the victory. Casey Kelley homered and she, Magan Kile and Monica Miller had two hits apiece. Lauren Trimmer and Skyler Grinstead both belted triples for the Lady Tigers. Annie Wale went 1-for-2 and drove in the only Vanoss run.

Roff 17, Allen 0

ROFF    3(14)    —  17  12  2

ALLEN    00    —    0    2  6

     Tori Brown and Magan Kile. Sandra Howshar and Brooke Kidwell. WP-Brown. LP-Howshar. 2B-Lauren Trimmer (R). HL-Taylor Canida 2-3, 3 RBIs, Trimmer 2-2, 2 RBIs, 2 RS, Skyler Grinstead 2-2, RBI, Casey Kelley 2-2, RBI (R); Erin Warren 1-1, Howshar 1-1 (A).

NOTEWORTHY: The Lady Tigers erupted for 14 runs in the top of the second to power past host Allen. Roff again had 12 more hits, with Lauren Trimmer finishing 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Taylor Canida had two hits and drove in three runs while Skyler Grinstead and Casey Kelley also had two hits apiece for Roff. Allen got singles by Erin Warren and Sandra Howshar.

COACHES QUOTE: “These games got the week off to a good start. I hope we keep it going because playoffs are right around the corner,” — Roff head coach Kathy Gregson.

Up Next: Roff at Konawa Thursday, 4:30 p.m.

BASEBALL

At Tupelo

Tupelo 10, Sulphur 6

SULPHUR    102    030    0    —    6    9  1

TUPELO    051    202    x    —  10  11  2

     McKenzie and Walker. Brandon Maggia, Jake Sanders (6) and Tanner Davis. WP-Maggia (3-1). LP-McKenzie. HR-Williams (S), Maggia (T). 2B-Williams, Halderman (S), Davis, Trey Roberson, H. D. Bullard (T). HL-Roberson 3-4, RBI; Maggia 2-3, 3 RS, 3 RBIs; Sanders 1-3, 2 RS, RBI; Davis 1-3, 2 RBIs; Brandon Chamberlain 1-3, 2 RBIs (T); Williams 2-3, RS, 4 RBIs; Halderman 3-4, RBI (S).

NOTEWORTHY: Brandon Maggia won his third game in four decisions and also hit a three-run homer in a five-run second inning to lead Tupelo (No. 2 in Class B) to the home win over Class 3A No. 11 Sulphur. Trey Roberson had three hits and Maggia finished 2-for-3 for the Tigers, who banged out 11 hits en route to their 14th win in their last 16 games. Ty Williams hit a two-run homer in the third inning and drove in four runs for Sulphur in the loss.

COACHES QUOTE: “It was a pretty tough day defensively in the outfield. Offensively we really picked up our pitching.” — Tuelo coach Clay Weller.

Team Records: Tupelo 17-5

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

At Byng

Byng 18, Asher 2

ASHER    100    1    —    2    4  3

BYNG    756    x    —  18   15  1

     Lemirand, Goodgion (3) and Boles. Brandon Fortner and Joe Nemecek. WP-Fortner (4-1). LP-Lemirand. 2B-Fortner 3, Reid Wall, Ryan Williams, Nemecek (B). HL-Fortner 3-3, RS; Wall 3-3, 2 RS; R. Williams 2-3, 2 RS; Jake Wellington 2-3, 2 RS, Nemecek 2-2, 2 RS (B).

NOTEWORTHY: Brandon Fortner allowed four hits and struck out eight over four innings for his fourth win of the season, and he also doubled three times to lead Byng to the run-rule victory. Reid Walls also had three hits, and Ryan Williams, Jake Wellington and Joe Nemecek added two apiece for the Pirates.

Team Records: Byng 10-8

Up Next: Byng at Holdenville today, 4:30 p.m.

At Roff

Roff 11, Latta 10

LATTA    400    051    0    —  10    9  2

ROFF    205    004    x    —  11  11  3

     Dylan Tinkler, Taylor Dunnigan (6) and Bryce Harris. Remington Pope, Tim Wallen (5) and Brendon Barr. WP-Wallen (2-0). LP-Dunnigan. HR-Barr, Wallen (R), Tinkler, Colton Engle (L). 2B-Barr, Harris, Tyler Pogue (L), Mark Bryant, Wallen, Eddie Lomas (R). HL-Tinkler 2-2, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Deryk Ronk 2-4, 2 RS (L); Wallen 3-4, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Barr 2-4, 3 RS, 6 RBIs; Bryant 2-4, 2 RS (R).

NOTEWORTHY: Brendon Barr hit a grand slam to dead center field with nobody out in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Roff (No. 2 in Class A) the come-from-behind victory over Class 2A No. 3 Latta. Colton Engle’s three-run homer highlighted a four-run Latta rally in the top of the first, and after winning pitcher Tim Wallen hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning, the Tigers took the lead with a five-run third inning. Latta answered with five runs in the fifth and added a run in the sixth on Dylan Tinkler’s tape-measure home run over the light pole in right field to make it 10-7. Barr had a two-run double in the third inning to go with his game-winning blast and finished with six RBIs, and Wallen had three hits to key an 11-hit Roff attack. Tinkler was 2-for-2 and scored three times for Latta, which lost its fourth straight game and its fifth in six tries.

COACHES QUOTE: “It came down to whoever got to bat last. I figure wins will be hard to come by this week, so whatever we can get we’ll take.” — Roff coach Ead Simon.

Team Records: Roff 13-3, Latta 11-6

Up Next: Roff vs. Jenks Wednesday, 10 a.m., vs. Joplin, Mo., 12:30 p.m.  at Owasso Tournament; Latta vs. Edmond Santa Fe Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. at Edmond Tournament at Edmond High School.

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