Thursday’s Games

At Rock Creek

Latta 2, Rock Creek 1

LATTA 020 000 0 — 2 4 3

ROCK CREEK 000 010 0 — 1 7 3

Stephanie Priest and Tamra Jackson. Parker and Boyd. WP-Priest (14-8). LP-Parker. 2B-Charissa Smith, Tosha MacCollister (L), Simmons (R).

NOTEWORTHY: Stephanie Priest scattered seven hits and had an RBI single to cap a two-run second inning as Latta — No. 6 in Class 4A — edged 3A No. 8 Rock Creek. Charissa Smith and Tosha MacCollister stroked back-to-back doubles for Latta’s first run in the second, and Priest followed with a single to score MacCollister, but the Lady Panthers managed just one hit the rest of the way.

COACHES QUOTE: “We looked like we were going to hit the ball, then we started hitting it right at them. We hit some shots but didn’t find the gaps.” — Latta coach Jim Foster.

Records: Latta 14-8.

Next up: Latta at Roff Monday, noon.



At Moss Tournament

Loser’s Bracket

Roff 5, Wanette 3

WANETTE 002 100 0 — 3 12 2

ROFF 040 001 x — 5 14 2

Lipsey and Compton. Skylar Logan and Laura Peterson. WP-Logan (13-12). LP-Lipsey. HR-Kayla Balthrop (R). 3B-Jenny Davis, Peterson (R). 2B-Balthrop (R). HL-Balthrop 3-4, 2 RBIs; Jamie Fowler 3-3, C. J. Horton 2-3, RS, RBI; Davis 2-3, RS (R); Sally Wallace 2-4, Morgan Lipsey 2-4 (W).

NOTEWORTHY: Kayla Balthrop and Jamie Fowler had three hits apiece to pace a 14-hit Roff attack as the Lady Tigers — No. 6 in Class 2A — outlasted Wanette. Balthrop’s two-run homer capped a four-run Roff second inning that also featured triples by Jenny Davis and Laura Peterson and an RBI single from C. J. Horton, and the Lady Tigers withstood a 12-hit Wanette attack to snap a three-game losing streak.



Loser’s Bracket

Roff 14, New Lima 0

NEW LIMA 000 — 0 2 1

ROFF 545 — 14 15 1

Wind and Williams. Skylar Logan and Laura Peterson. WP-Logan (14-12). LP-Wind. HR-Kayla Balthrop (R). 3B-Tess Truett 2, Jamie Fowler 2 (R). 2B-Fowler (R). HL-Truett 3-3, 3 RS, 3 RBIs; Fowler 3-3, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Balthrop 2-3, 3 RS, 2 RBIs (R).

NOTEWORTHY: Kayla Balthrop homered for the second straight game, and Roff rode a 15-hit attack to the run-rule rout of Class 2A No. 9 New Lima. Balthrop’s leadoff homer ignited a four-run second inning, after the Lady Tigers scored five times in a first inning. Tess Truett and Jamie Fowler went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs and had two triples apiece in the win, and Fowler also doubled and scored.

COACHES QUOTE: “I had been waiting on the girls to open up and go dominate somebody, and that’s what they did against New Lima. Everybody hit the ball hard all the way through the lineup.” — Roff coach Kathy Gregson.

Records: Roff 15-13.

Next Up: Roff vs. TBA today, 1 p.m. at Moss Tournament.