Tupelo 9, Caney 0
CANEY 000 00 — 0 2 3
TUPELO 121 05 — 9 10 1
Spaulding, Ishmael (5) and Daniel. Chad Woods and Cameron Mann. WP-Woods (4-0). LP-Spaulding. HR-Randy McCurry (T). 2B-Woods, McCurry (T). HL-Woods 2-3, 2 RS; McCurry 2-2, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Mann 2-2, RBI; Casey McCollum 2-4, 3 RBIs (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Chad Woods continued his hot start on the mound, striking out nine in a two-hit shutout, and he also had two hits and scored twice as Tupelo — No. 2 in Class B — coasted to the run-rule victory. The Tigers scored five runs in the fifth, and Randy McCurry’s two-run walkoff homer — following a single by Casey McCollum — ended the game on the run rule.
Tupelo 14, Caney 6
CANEY 100 14 — 6 4 7
TUPELO 463 1x — 14 9 4
McBride, Haner (3) and Daniel. Jerry Hines and Cameron Mann. WP-Hines (1-0). LP-McBride. HR-Haner (C). 2B-McBride 2 (C), Jared Griffin (T). HL-Hines 2-2, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Jeremy Stein 2-3, 2 RS; William Boaz 1-2, 2 RBIs; Griffin 1-1, 2 RBIs; Sweeney 1-2, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Cameron Mann 1-3, 3 RS.
NOTEWORTHY: Jerry Hines had a big game at the plate and earned his first victory of the year on the mound to lead Tupelo to the sweep. Hines and Paul Sweeney had RBI singles in a four-run Tupelo first inning, and Hines finished 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Jeremy Stein also had two hits, and Jared Griffin and Jeremy Stein drove in two runs apiece, as the bottom of the Tupelo batting order and leadoff hitter William Boaz combined to drive in six runs and score four times.
COACHES QUOTE: “Our pitching was our dominant point again. I wasn’t quite as pleased with our offensive output, but we managed to put up some runs and get two wins. Jerry Hines really swung the bat well.” — Tupelo coach Clay Weller.
Team Records: Tupelo 13-2.
Up Next: Tupelo vs. Lone Grove, 4:30 p.m; Tupelo vs. Davis, 6 p.m. today at Kingston Wooden Bat Festival.
Stonewall 4, Coalgate 2
STONEWALL 022 000 0 — 4 7 3
COALGATE 002 000 0 — 2 5 0
Jake Munday, Bo Scribner (5) and J. P. Maples. Greg Collins, Luke Palmer (4) and A. J. Acker. WP-Munday (3-0). LP-Collins. HR-Scribner (S). HL-Jared Pharr 1-2, 2 RBIs; Scribner 2-3, RS, 2 RBIs (S); Aaron Guinn 1-3, 2 RBIs; Mitchell Loudermilk 2-3, Collins 1-2 (C).
NOTEWORTHY: Bo Scribner cracked a two-run homer in the top of the third and came on in relief to save Jake Munday’s third win of the season in leading eighth-ranked Stonewall (Class A) to the victory over 2A No. 9 Coalgate. Stonewall took a 2-0 lead in the second on a two-run single by Jared Pharr, and, after Scribner’s blast made it 4-0, Aaron Guinn stroked a two-run single (after Munday hit two batters leading off the inning) to account for Coalgate's runs.
COACHES QUOTES: “Jake Munday threw the ball exceptionally well, and we made some huge defensive plays. Coalgate is a strong hitting ballclub. That’s a big win.” — Stonewall coach Chuck Barton.
“We just didn’t hit. especially with people in scoring position. You have to bear down and hit when you get them in scoring position,” — Coalgate head coach Phil Wilkinson.
Team Records: Stonewall 7-5, Coalgate 8-3.
Up Next: Stonewall at Roff today, 4 p.m.; Coalgate at Valliant today, 4:30 p.m.
Stratford 11, Paoli 1
PAOLI 100 0 — 1 2 5
STRATFORD 103 7x — 11 9 1
G. Brown, K. Brown (4) and Ezell. R.B. Lasater and Chase Devereaux. WP-Lasater (1-0). LP-G. Brown. HR-Derrick Barrett, Spencer Wootten (S). HL-Barrett 2-3, 4 RBIs (S).
NOTEWORTHY: R.B. Lasater allowed just two hits in his first start of the spring and Derrick Barrett went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and four RBIs as the Bulldogs rolled past Paoli.
Stratford 13, Paoli 0
PAOLI 000 0 — 0 1 1
STRATFORD 562 x — 13 15 1
Valencia, G. Brown (2) and Ezell. Jason Coley, Adam Hinkle (4) and Chase Devereaux, Coley (4). WP-Coley (1-0). LP-Valencia. 2B-Devereaux, R.B. Lasater, Garan Qualls, Derrick Barrett, Spencer Wootten 3, Justin Clark (S). HL-Devereaux 2-3, 2 RBIs, Lasater 2-3, Qualls 2 RBIs, Barrett 2-3, 2 RBIs, Wootten 3-3, 2 RBIs, Adam Hinkle 2-3, 2 RBIs, Clark 2 RBIs (S).
NOTEWORTHY: This time it was Jason Coley and Adam Hinkle combining on a one-hit shoutout for the Bulldogs. Six differeent Stratford players had more than one hit in a 15-hit SHS barrage led by Spencer Wootten, who went 3-for-3 with three doubles and two RBIs.
Team Record: Stratford 10-2.
Up Next: Stratford vs. Wilson-Vanoss winner Thursday, 6 p.m. at Calvin Tournament.