Stratford 9, Vanoss 0
VANOSS 000 00 — 0 2 6
STRATFORD 106 2x — 9 10 1
Sanders, Dew (4) and Scoggins. Spencer Wootten and Chase Devereaux. WP-Wootten (3-2). LP-Sanders. 2B-Devereaux, Garan Qualls. HL-Devereaux 2-3, 2 RS; Jason Coley 2-3; Wootten 1-3, 2 RBIs, Qualls 1-3, RBI (S).
Stratford 7, Vanoss 2
VANOSS 001 00 — 2 3 1
STRATFORD 140 2x — 7 7 3
Dew, Scott (2) and Scoggins. Derrick Barrett, T. J. Gaines (5) and Chase Devereaux. WP-Barrett (3-0). LP-Dew. 2B-R. B. Lasater, Garan Qualls (S), Scott (V). HL-Lasater 3-3, 3 RBIs; Qualls 1-2, 2 RBIs (S), Scott 2-3 (V).
NOTEWORTHY: R. B. Lasater stroked a three-run double in a four-run second inning, and Garan Qualls added a two-run double in the fourth as Stratford completed the sweep of Vanoss. Spender Wootten allowed two hits over five innings and drove in two runs in Stratford’s run-rule victory in the opener.
COACHES QUOTE: “Spencer pitched a good first game, and all of our pitchers threw strikes. We hit the ball hard but right at people sometimes.” — Stratford coach Mark Qualls.
Records: Stratford 19-3.
Up Next: Stratford at Pauls Valley Friday, noon.
Dale 13, Latta 5
LATTA 100 04 — 5 10 4
DALE 251 5x — 13 12 3
Jay Husband, Dalton Brown (3) and Taylor Whitis. Jared Coon, Trevor Nelson (5) and Jarod Palmer. WP-Coon. LP-Husband. HR-Husband (L), Coon, Nelson, Barry Manship 2 (D). 2B-Whitis (L). HL-
NOTEWORTHY: Latta touched Dale ace Jared Coon for 10 hits, but key Panther mistakes and four Dale home runs — including a second-inning grand slam by Coon — were the difference as the No. 1-ranked Pirates run-ruled their old rivals. Latta — No. 5 in 2A — committed four costly errors and managed just one run against Coon before a four-run fifth that featured a homer by losing pitcher Jay Husband but should have beenbigger for the Panthers.
COACHES QUOTE: “We hit the ball pretty good. We just had all kinds of trouble catching it. We had four outfield errors that were just killers. If we catch the ball, we probably would have shaved off five or six runs, and we left the bases loaded and had a base-running mistake in the fifth.” — Latta coach Eddie Collins.
Records: Latta 7-9.
Up Next: Latta at Sulphur Friday, noon.
Byng 16, Lone Grove 2
LONE GROVE 000 02 — 2 4 2
BYNG 306 7x — 16 8 0
Josh Hartman, Eaton Hartman (4), Joe Futch (5) and Jake Welch. Nate Burris and Wyatt Fisher. WP-Burris. LP-J. Hartman. HR-Chad Keefer 2, Preston Petty (B). HL-Keefer 2-2, 3 RBIs, Petty 1-2, 4 RBIs, Ryan Estes 2-3, Burris 7 Ks (B).
NOTEWORTHY: Preston Petty hit a three-run bomb in the bottom of the first to get Byng started off on the right foot and the host Pirates went on to score six more runs in the third and seven in the fourth at Stokes Field. Byng took advantage of wild pitching by three different Lone Grove hurlers who combined to hit six batters and walk seven more.
Team Record: Byng 17-5.
Up Next: Byng at Tuttle Thursday, 5 p.m.
Coleman 6, Tupelo 2
TUPELO 000 002 0 — 2 6 0
COLEMAN 303 000 x — 6 9 1
Katelyn Roberts and Amanda McClure. Devin Holder and Kasey Venegas. WP-Holder. LP-Roberts (27-4). HR-Drea Venegas, Kasey Venegas (C). 2B-Desiree Bell, Brittanie Williams (T). HL-Kasey Venegas 2-3, 3 RBIs; Drea Venegas 1-2, 3 RBIs (C); Williams 2-2, RS; Bell 2-3, RBI; Kendra Pearce 1-2, McClure 1-2 (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Wind-aided three-run homers by Drea Venegas in the first and sister Kasey in the third supplied the offense, and Devin Holder scattered six hits as Coleman won a showdown between the first and third-ranked teams in Class A. Tupelo managed just two hits through five innings before breaking through against Holder in the sixth on singles by Brittanie Williams and Kendra Pearce, Desiree Bell’s RBI double and Katie Campbell’s sacrifice fly, but Bell was thrown out at home to end the threat with clean-up hitter Katelyn Roberts waiting to bat.
COACHES QUOTE: “If the wind hadn’t been blowing out, those home runs would have been outs. They just floated over the fence. They’re a good ball club, but I think if we get them on a big field with the wind not blowing out, I feel real good about our chances. We’re going to have to hit a little better, though. I got Desiree thrown out at home (in the sixth). The ball got away from the catcher, and I thought she could score. It wasn’t real smart on my part.” — Tupelo coach Brian Davis.
Records: Tupelo 29-4.
Up Next: Tupelo vs. Weleetka, 3 p.m. today at Moss Tournament.
Byng 10, Vanoss 0
VANOSS 000 0 — 0 1 1
BYNG 206 2 — 10 14 3
Dobbins and Drake. Logan Needham and Megan Pregler. WP-Needham. LP-Dobbins. 3B-Needham, Kelsey Williamson (B). 2B-Kristina Murray (B). HL-Needham 2-3, 2 RS, Williamson 2-3, 2 RBIs, 2 RS, Kayla Johnson 2-3, 2 RS, Pregler 2-3, 2 RBIs, Murray 2-3, 2 RBIs, Connie Walton 1-1, RBI (B).
Byng 16, Vanoss 8
VANOSS 100 340 — 8 13 1
BYNG 120 742 — 16 17 2
Carson, Sutton (4) and Drake. Logan Needham and Megan Pregler. WP-Needham. LP-Carson. 3B-Needham, Williamson (B). 2B-Needham (B). HL-Kristina Murray 3-4, 2 RBIs, Cila Dunnigan 3-4, 3 RS, Needham 2-3, 4 RBIs, Williamson 2-3, 3 RBIs, 2 RS, Kayla Johnson 2-4, 3 RBIs, 2 RS, Pregler 2-3, Megan Burris 1-1, 2 RBIs (B).
At Claremore Tournament
1. Owasso 28
2. Ada 26
3. Muskogee 24
(tie) Skiatook 24
1. Chase Shires (A) def. Michael Jackson (Grove), 6-4, 6-1 (5th place)
2. Ross Clark (Claremore) def. Brandon Russell (A), 6-4, 7-5 (3rd place)
1. Bickford and Holmes (Owasso) def. Cody Hibbard and Tanner Young (A), 6-1, 6-2 (Championship).
2. Andrew Fowler and Mikey Power (A) def. Hunter Alexander and Paul Trinh (Muskogee), 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (Championship).
NOTEWORTHY: Both Ada doubles teams turned in solid efforts to lead the Cougars to a runner-up finish in an eight-team field that included 4A rivals Claremore, Grove and Skiatook, as well as 5A squads from tournament champ Owasso and from Muskogee. Ada’s No. 2 doubles team of Andrew Fowler and Mikey Power avenged a loss to the Owasso duo of Bickford and Holmes in last weekend’s Ada Tournament with a comeback victory in the championship match, and the Cougars’ No. 1 doubles tandem of Cody Hibbard and Tanner Young lost in the championship match to a tough team from Muskogee.
COACHES QUOTE: “That was a good team that beat Cody and Tanner. T. J. Holmes finished eighth at No. 1 singles in 5A last year, and (Muskogee) decided to put all their strength in doubles this year. We’re getting better.” — Ada coach Skip Griese.
Up Next: Ada at Duncan Tournament April 21-22.
At McAlester Tournament
1. Byng 24
(tie) Henryetta 24
3. Durant 21
4. McAlester 19
1. Jared Walters (McAlester) def. Jordan Johnson (Byng), 6-3, 6-3 (Championship).
2. Ryan Ennis (Byng) def. Corey Rucker (Durant), 6-3, 6-4 (Championship).
1. Clay Thompson and Michael Rosson (Byng) def. Erby and Verill (McAlester), 6-2, 6-3 (3rd Place)
2. Marcus Souza and Luis Monjaraz (Byng) def. Gatson and Kent (Muskogee), 6-3, 6-1 (3rd Place).
1. Justine Poull (Henryetta) def. Kelly Pettis (Byng), 6-1, 6-0 (Championship)
2. Kelsey Forman (Byng) def. Alyssa Lovell (Durant), 6-2, 6-3 (3rd Place).
NOTEWORTHY: Byng’s boys won their fifth straight tournament title this spring on the strength of a championship by No. 2 singles player and a runner-up finish by Jordan Johnson in No. 1 Singles. Both Byng doubles teams finished third, and the only two girls on the squad — Kelly Pettis in No. 1 Singles (2nd) and Kelsey Forman in No. 2 Singles (3rd) — had solid efforts.
Up Next: Byng at Durant Tournament Monday.