TUPELO — Roff and Tupelo prepped for the regional round of the playoffs by taking a glorified batting practice session at Tupelo, but Latta and Byng went at each other tooth-and-nail for the second straight year as they prepped for their respective district tournaments Monday at Latta.

Roff (No. 1 in Class A) left its top three starters — C. J. Stewart, Dearth Parker and Carter Browning — in the barn, and Tupelo ace Randy McCurry — and both teams’ defenses — also took the day off as the two sets of Tigers combined for 34 hits and 11 errors in a wild 23-13 Roff victory, while at Latta, Byng followed its Hill-Prescott Memorial Tournament victory with a 6-5 win that featured three home runs.

Roff 23, Tupelo 13

Parker led off the game with a home run to propel his team to an early 5-0 lead, but Tupelo took advantage of three Roff errors in the second inning to score three times, then took a 7-6 lead with four more runs in a third inning that featured a two-run homer by Chad Woods and a key Roff error.

In the fourth, though, Roff scored six times on five hits — including a two-run single by Browning and RBI hits by Glenn Cornell, Daniel Boss and Stewart — to take the lead for good and used three Tupelo errors to put the game away with 10 runs on just five hits in the seventh.

Browning drove in three runs with a homer to cap the seventh-inning explosion, and Boss (RBI single), Parker (single) and Kile (sacrifice fly) also drove in runs in the inning, which featured the final three of Tupelo’s seven errors in the game.

“We didn’t look sharp on defense, and that’s something we’ll have to fix before the regional,” Tupelo coach Clay Weller said.

Atlee Kile started for Roff and was relieved in the fourth inning by Jason Trimmer, who got the win. Jo Jo Scott pitched the seventh for the Tigers and surrendered four runs, including Cameron Mann’s three-run homer (his fourth hit of the day).

Mann started for Tupelo and surrendered four hits and five runs (three earned) in two innings before giving way to Chad Woods, who will start the Tigers’ regional opener (at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at home against Battiest). Woods pitched the third and fourth, and Jerry Hines finished up.

Mann’s four hits paced a 14-hit Tupelo attack, and Woods (who had four RBIs), McCurry and Casey McCollum (two runs scored, two RBIs) had two hits apiece in the loss. Stewart had four hits — including an RBI single in the fifth — and scored twice, Boss had three hits in five trips and two RBIs, Browning went 3-for-6 and drove in three runs, Jo Jo Scott was 2-for-4 and scored three times, and Trimmer reached base five times and scored four runs for Roff, which pounded out 19 hits.

Byng 6, Latta 5

Cody Wheeler twice led off innings with home runs, and Byng also took advantage of six Latta errors to build an early 6-0 lead, then the Pirates (No. 3 in Class 4A) held off a late Panther rally to improve to 23-5 on the season.

Wheeler led off the game with a solo homer and added another to start the fifth, and Preston Petty stroked a three-run blast later in the fifth inning off Latta reliever Jay Husband. Panther ace Kolbie Brown (5-3) allowed just one earned run over four innings, left trailing 2-0 and took the tough-luck loss.

“We made too many mistakes, and you can’t give that many extra at-bats to a team who swings the bat like they do,” Latta coach Eddie Collins said. “We just have to learn how to finish.”

Byng made it 2-0 in the fourth on an RBI double to Dakota Atkeson, after a Latta error had extended the inning, then, after the Pirates put up four runs in the top of the fifth, Latta staged a five-run rally in the bottom of the inning against winning pitcher Ryan Estes.

A three-run homer by Taylor Whitis and a solo shot by Husband (who had three of Latta’s six hits in the game) were the big blows in the fifth for the Panthers, but Latta left runners at second and third in the bottom of the seventh, as Chad Keefer came on to pitch the final inning and get the save for Byng.

“It was one of those games where they had chances to put us away early in the game, and we came back and had a chance to win it in the seventh,” Collins said. “It had to be frustrated for both coaches.”

The Pirates have a bye in the district round of the 4A playoffs, while Latta (10-11 and ranked No. 3 in 2A) will host Vanoss in district play Thursday, as the Panthers begin their quest for a fourth straight spring championship.