At Dickson Festival
Roff 13, Dickson 3
ROFF 354 01 — 13 13 0
DICKSON 101 01 — 3 6 1
Jo Jo Scott, Jason Trimmer (4) and and Atlee Kile, Colton Lancaster (4). Caldwell, Reed (2) and Baker. WP-Scott (3-0). LP-Caldwell. HR-Carter Browning 2, Trimmer (R). 3B-Glenn Cornell (R), Preston (D). 2B-Lancaster (R), Reed 2 (D). HL-Trimmer 2-2, 4 RS, RBI; C. J. Stewart 2-2, 2 RS; Browning 2-2, 2 RS, 6 RBIs; Kile 2-2, Cornell 2-3, 2 RS (R).
NOTEWORTHY: Carter Browning cracked three-run homers in the first and second innings and Roff — No. 1 in Class A — went on the run-rule victory. Browning was one of five Tigers with two hits, joining Jason Trimmer (who scored four runs), C. J. Stewart, Atlee Kile and Glenn Cornell. Jo Jo Scott and Trimmer combined on a six-hitter, with Scott earning his third win in as many decisions.
Roff 7, Madill 0
MADILL 000 000 0 — 0 6 2
ROFF 500 020 x — 7 12 1
Flores and Pearce. Atlee Kile and Colton Lancaster. WP-Kile (5-2). LP-Flores. HR-Kile (R). 2B-Dearth Parker, Carter Browning, Jo Jo Scott (R). HL-Parker 2-3, 2 RS; Browning 3-4, RS, 2 RBIs; Kile 2-4, RS, 3 RBIs; Scott 2-4, RS (R).
NOTEWORTHY: Roff scored five first-inning runs and cruised to the victory behind Atlee Kile’s six-hitter. Kile, who struck out seventh to improve to 5-2 on the season, also had a two-run homer in the first and finished with three RBIs. Carter Browning capped a huge day with a run-scoring double in the first, and Glenn Cornell also had an RBI single in the inning.
COACHES QUOTE: “The second game was about as lackluster a game as I’ve been to in awhile. We just went through the motions. When you have a big win like we did this weekend, it’s hard to stay hooked up.” — Roff coach Ead Simon.
Records: Roff 27-5.
Up Next: Roff vs. Fox Thursday, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Class A District Tournament in Roff.
Stratford 8, Lexington 5
LEXINGTON 200 210 0 — 5 5 5
STRATFORD 200 411 x — 8 14 2
Sukenis, Bugher (4) and Wedel. T. J. Gaines and Chase Devereaux. WP-Gaines (7-1). LP-Sukenis. HR-R. B. Lasater (S). 3B-Lasater (S). 2B-Garriott, Pearson (L), Garan Qualls, Spencer Wootten (S). HL-Devereaux 2-3, 2 RS; Lasater 4-4, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Qualls 1-4, 2 RBIs; Derrick Barrett 3-4, 2 RBIs; Wootten 1-3, 2 RBIs; Justin Clark 2-3, Gaines 3 RS (S).
NOTEWORTHY: Stratford erased a 4-2 Lexington lead with four runs in the bottom of the fourth to make a winner of T. J. Gaines, who went the distance to improve to 7-1 this spring. Garan Qualls stroked a two-run double, Derrick Barrett had a run-scoring single and Spencer Wootten added a sacrifice fly in the pivotal fourth inning, and R. B. Lasater started a huge afternoon at the plate with a solo homer in the first inning and finished the game 4-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Stratford 11, Lexington 3
LEXINGTON 000 03 — 3 4 3
STRATFORD 046 1x — 11 11 5
Wedell, Vansell (4) and King. Spencer Wootten, Garan Qualls (4) and Chase Devereaux, Qualls (3), Jason Coley (4). WP-Wootten. LP-Wedell. HR-R. B. Lasater (S). 3B-Lasater (S), Sukenis (L). 2B-Devereaux (S). HL-Lasater 2-3, RS, 6 RBIs; Qualls 2-3, Gaines 2-3, Coley 2-2, 2 RBIs (S).
NOTEWORTHY: R. B. Lasater wrapped up his big afternoon with two hits and six RBIs in Game 2, and his third-inning grand slam was the big blow in a six-run third inning that blew the game open and gave the Bulldogs the sweep. Lasater also had a two-run triple in the second inning as Stratford took an early 4-0 lead, and he finished the day 6-for-7 with 3 runs scored and eight RBIs. Spencer Wootten got the win for the Bulldogs, who are unranked despite a 23-3 record and open the Class A playoffs against fourth-ranked Stonewall Thursday.
COACHES QUOTE: “Overall we played pretty well. We got a little sloppy in the field. We would have had a shutout in the second game if we make plays. R. B. had a big day, and our hitting was pretty good. The pitchers threw strikes.” — Stratford coach Mark Qualls.
Records: Stratford 23-3.
Up Next: Stratford vs. Stonewall Thursday, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Class A District Tournamnent in Stonewall.
Colbert 9, Stonewall 4
STONEWALL 002 200 0 — 4 3 1
COLBERT 213 120 x — 9 11 2
J. P. Maples, Jake Munday (3), Bo Scribner (5) and Bronson Gore, Maples (3). Butcher and Cameron, Weger (4). WP-Butcher. LP-Maples. 2B-Metcalf (C). HL-Jared Pharr 1-3, Scribner 1-3, RBI; Wendell Taylor 1-3, RBI (S); Metcalf 2-3, 2 RBIs (C).
NOTEWORTHY: Colbert raced to a 6-2 lead after three innings and went on to the easy victory against the fourth-ranked Longhorns in a game that featured the ejection of Stonewall starter J. P. Maples (who was catching at the time of his ejection). The ejection could force Maples to miss the first game of Stonewall’s district playoff with Stratford Thursday.
COACHES QUOTE: “We didn’t play well offensively. We just didn’t hit the ball at all, and our pitchers left the ball in the zone. It’s not the way we want to be playing with the playoffs coming up.” — Stonewall coach Chuck Barton.
Records: Stonewall 14-10.
Up Next: Stonewall vs. Stratford Thursday, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Class A District Tournamnent in Stonewall.