At Moss Tournament
Tupelo 11, Kiowa 2
KIOWA 000 200 — 2 8 1
TUPELO 202 033 — 11 12 1
Sarah Hall and Candace Wood. Katelyn Roberts and Amanda McClure. WP-Roberts (29-4). LP-Hall. 3B-Katie Campbell 2 (T). 2B-Desiree Bell, Campbell, Roberts, Kylie Curry (T), Brittany Smith (K). HL-Smith 2-3 (K), Campbell 3-3, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Bell 2-3, 3 RS, RBI; Curry 2-3, 2 RBIs; Kendra Pearce 2-4, RS; Ari Rice 2 RBIs (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Katie Campbell started a huge day with three hits — including two triples — to pace a 12-hit attack in the run rule victory over Kiowa. Campbell doubled and scored in the first, had an RBI triple in a two-run third, walked and scored in a three-run fifth and tripled home a run to cap Tupelo’s three-run sixth and end the game on the run rule. Kylie Curry had a two-run double in the fifth and finished 2-for-3, and Kendra Pearce and Desiree Bell also had two hits apiece for the third-ranked (Class A) Lady Tigers.
Tupelo 9, Moss 3
TUPELO 003 110 4 — 9 14 2
MOSS 000 201 0 — 3 10 3
Katelyn Roberts and Kassi Fortner. Croce and Babb. WP-Roberts (30-4). LP-Croce. 3B-Katie Campbell, Kylie Curry (T). 2B-Kendra Pearce, Campbell, Roberts, Ari Rice (T), Crossland 2 (M). HL-Campbell 3-4, 3 RS, RBI; Lindsey Davidson 3-4, RBI; Fortner 2-4; Curry 1-4, RS, 4 RBIs; Roberts 1-2, 2 RS, RBI; Rice 1-2, RS, RBI (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Katelyn Roberts won her 30th game of the season, and Katie Campbell and Kylie Curry wrapped their big afternoons with key triples as Tupelo outslugged fifth-ranked Moss. Campbell had an RBI triple and Ari rice added a run-scoring single in Tupelo’s three-run third inning, Kendra Pearce stroked an RBI double to make it 4-0 in the fourth, Roberts’ RBI double scored Campbell to give Tupelo a 5-2 lead in the top of the fifth, and Curry’s three-run triple broke the game open as Tupelo scored four times in the seventh. The victory lifted Tupelo into Saturday’s title game against No. 1 Coleman.
COACHES QUOTE: “The Moss win was the best team defensive effort we’ve had in awhile. It wasn’t just one person. Everybody did their job. We’re starting to hit the ball a little bit.” — Tupelo coach Brian Davis.
Records: Tupelo 32-4.
Up Next: Tupelo vs. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Thursday, 4 p.m. at the Class A District Tournament in Tupelo.
Roff 10, Holdenville 1
ROFF 006 22 — 10 17 1
HOLDENVILLE 010 00 — 1 3 2
Skylar Logan and Laura Peterson. Brewer and Miller. WP-Logan (15-12). LP-Brewer. HL-Logan 3-3, RS, 2 RBIs; Jennifer Gordy 2-3, RS, 2 RBIs; Katie Bailey 3-4, 2 RS, RBI (R).
NOTEWORTHY: Roff began what became a 40-hit afternoon with 17 hits in the run rule victory over Holdenville. The Lady Tigers took control with six runs in a third inning that featured RBI singles by Katie Bailey, Jamie Fowler, Jennifer Gordy, winning pitcher Skylar Logan, Spencer Phillips and C. J. Horton. Logan scattered three hits for her 15th win of the season.
Roff 18, Varnum-Strother 6
ROFF 000 13(14) — 18 23 5
V-S 203 001 — 6 9 3
Skylar Logan and Laura Peterson. Battery NA. WP-Logan (16-12). 3B-Katie Bailey (R). 2B-Tess Truett (R). HL-Truett 4-5, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Jenny Davis 3-4, RS, 2 RBIs; Peterson 3-4, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Kayla Balthrop 3-5, 3 RS; Tyla Truett 2-2, 2 RBIs (R).
NOTEWORTHY: Roff trailed 5-0 after three innings but exploded for 14 runs on 12 hits in the sixth to post a second straight run-rule victory and stay alive in the loser’s bracket. Tess Truett’s three-run double was the big blow in the sixth, which also featured two hits apiece by Kayla Balthrop (who scored twice), Jenny Davis (who finished 3-for-4) and Tyla Truett (who came off the bench to stroke two singles and drive in two runs). The Lady Tigers, ranked No. 6 in Class 2A, had a season-high 23 hits, including four by Truett and three apiece from Davis, Balthrop and Laura Peterson.
COACHES QUOTE: “We’re really starting to hit the ball. When we hit the ball like this, we can play with anybody.” — Roff coach Kathy Gregson.
Records: Roff 17-13.
Up Next: Latta at Roff, noon; Achille at Roff, 2:30 Monday at Roff Festival.