Tecumseh 13, Byng 12
BYNG 340 003 2 — 12 12 2
TECUMSEH 140 015 2 — 13 17 2
Ryan Estes, Heath Wall (5), Cody Wheeler (6) and Wyatt Fisher, Chad Keefer (6). Kendall Whittington, Corey Rodgers (2) and Lenaburg. WP-Rodgers. LP-Wheeler (2-2). HR-Wheeler, Chad Keefer, Preston Petty, Glen Mitchell (B); Jim MInor, Kendall Whittington, Brady Thorpe, Caron Humphrey (T). HL-Keefer 3-4, 5 RBIs, Wheeler 2-4, 2 RBIs, Petty 2-3, 2 RBIs (B); Minor 3-4, Whittington 4-5, 4 RBIs, Thorpe 3-4, 3 RBIs, Humphrey 2-4 (T).
NOTEWORTHY: The Savages got wind-aided solo home runs from Jim Minor and Kendall Whittington in the bottom of the seventh to stun the Pirates. Byng raced to leads of 7-1 and 10-6 but couldn’t hold on. Tecumseh was an out away from winning the game in the top of the seventh as Byng trailed 11-10. But Ryan Haynes singled and Cody Wheeler followed with a two-run homer of his own to put Byng on top momentarily, 12-11. Chad Keefer paced the Byng offense, going 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs. Preston Petty and Glen MItchell also homered for Byng. There were eight round-trippers hit in the contest as the teams combined for 29 hits.
COACHES QUOTE: “We scored runs early and then we just put it on cruise control. We’ve been doing that all year and we need to get it corrected beforoe the playoffs,” — Byng head coach Kevin Wilson.
Team Records: Byng 16-5; Tecumseh 11-6.
Up Next: Lone Grove at Byng Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
Latta 8, Washington 0
LATTA 021 23 — 8 10 1
WASHINGTON 000 00 — 0 2 1
Kolbie Brown and Taylor Whitis. Mobley, Gordon (4) and Higgins. WP-Brown (4-2). LP-Mobley. 2B-Jay Husband 2 (L). HL-Jay Husband 3-4, 2 RS, 4 RBIs; Dalton 2-3, RS; Whitis 2-3, 2 RS; K. Brown 1-2, 2 RBIs (L).
NOTEWORTHY: Kolbie Brown shackled Class 2A No. 2 Washington on two hits, and Jay Husband had three hits and four RBIs to lead fifth-ranked Latta to the run-rule. Husband had an RBI double in the second inning, an RBI single in the fourth and a two-run double in the fifth, and the Latta defense played well behind Brown, who won for the fourth time in six decisions despite striking out just two.
COACHES QUOTE: “They swung the bat and we caught it. We played well. They have a good team. We’ve seen some good teams the last week, but we need some people to step up and show they can compete against good teams.” — Latta coach Eddie Collins.
Records: Latta 7-8.
Up Next: Latta at Dale today, 4 p.m.
Stonewall 8, Rock Creek 5
ROCK CREEK 000 140 0 — 5 6 3
STONEWALL 043 010 x — 8 6 2
Sheffield and Davis. Jared Pharr, Bo Scribner (6) and J. P. Maples. WP-Pharr (2-4). LP-Sheffield. HR-Williams (R), Pharr, Scribner, Ryan Denson (S). HL-Wendell Taylor 2-3, Pharr 1-3, RS, 4 RBIs; Scribner 1-3, RS, RBI; Denson 1-3, RS, 3 RBIs (S); C. Cartwright 2-4, 2 RS; Williams 1-4, RS, 3 RBIs (R).
NOTEWORTHY: All of Stonewall’s runs scored on homers as the Longhorns — who jumped from No. 12 to No. 6 in Class A this week — upset No. 2 Rock Creek. Winning pitcher Jared Pharr cracked a grand slam in the second inning to give Stonewall a 4-0 lead, Ryan Denson’s three-run shot in the third made it 7-0, and Bo Scribner — who combined with Pharr on a six-hitter — had a solo homer in the fifth.
COACHES QUOTE: “Jared kept us in the ball game offensively and defensively. He threw the ball well, and Bo shut the door on them. That’s a big win for our ballclub, especially this time of year.” — Stonewall coach Chuck Barton.
Records: Stonewall 11-9.
Up Next: Stonewall vs. Ripley at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Stonewall in first round of Roff Spring Invitational.