ROFF — The Roff Tigers baseball team began its postseason play in fine fashion Wednesday at Tiger Field as Class B’s top-ranked Tigers swept the Paoli Pugs by three-inning, run-rule scores of 14-0 and 12-0 to win the Class B District Tournament.
The Tigers (30-1) will find out early next week where they will go and who they will be paired with in the Class B Regional Tournament.
In the opener, a 13-run Roff first inning was highlighted by home runs by Brendan McCurry (his 20th, and career-record home run No. 124), Blake Logan (his 14th), R.T. Stoup (seventh) and Mark Bryant (fourth).
Roff hurlers Bryant (4-0 with the win) and Jordan Scott combined to throw a three-inning, no-hitter. Scott pitched the final inning, and had two strikeouts.
For the game, Stoup was 2-for-2 with five runs batted in, Logan, Bryant and Dalton Day were all 2-for-2 with two RBIs each and Aaron Cornell was also 2-for-2 for Roff.
In the nightcap, the Tigers jumped out to a 10-0 lead after an inning. Paoli again failed to get a hit off the pitching duo of Brendon Barr (1-0 with the win) and Remington Pope. Barr had four Ks in two innings of work, while Pope fanned two in his inning of relief.
The 10-run first inning was highlighted by Jeremy Grinstead’s two-RBI single as he was 1-for-3. Cody Peak was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a double for the Tigers.
The Tigers will return to regular-season action at 6 p.m. Friday with a road game against Class 6A’s second-ranked Edmond Sante Fe Wolves. That will be followed by a match-up with Class 4A’s top-ranked Weatherford Eagles at 4:30 p.m. Monday in El Reno.
Stratford girls fall in
WAYNE — Stratford came within a victory of a huge upset in Wednesday’s Class A District Tournament at Wayne, but the host Lady Bulldogs — ranked No. 4 — took advantage of missed opportunities by the visiting Lady Bulldogs in the final two games of the day and escaped with a district championship that ended Stratford’s season.
Stratford (12-16) blanked Maysville, 12-0, in the first game of the day, then reached the championship game with a 4-1 victory over Wayne before the hosts came back to claim the title with 11-3 and 5-1 victories — although Stratford outhit them, 21-20, in the two games.
“Wayne is No. 4 in the state, so I guess we’re four-and-a-half,” Stratford coach Tony Pritchard said. “We gave them all they wanted. We left too many runners on base, and our two errors really killed us in the last game.”
Wayne 5, Stratford 1
Wayne trailed 1-0 heading to the sixth inning, but the Lady Bulldogs took advantage of Stratford errors in each of their last two at-bats to score two runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh.
Ashley Martin, Becky Dixon and Blake Boles had two hits apiece for Wayne, while Chelsea King had three of Stratford’s 10 hits in the loss. Candace Warren drove in Stratford’s only run with a pinch-hit single in the third, and losing pitcher Amber Mills (10-16) made the run stand up until the sixth. Stratford stranded nine baserunners.
Wayne 11, Stratford 3
Stratford outhit Wayne, 11-10, but the hosts built a 9-1 lead after four innings and cruised to the victory to force the if-necessary game.
Boles was 2-for-3, scored twice and drove in four runs in the victory while Ashley Lawson — who was 8-for-10 on the day — was 2-for-3 and drove in two of Stratford’s three runs. Deamber Barrett and Emily Readnour also had two hits apiece for the visitors.
Stratford 4, Wayne 1
Emily Readnour gave Stratford a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the second inning, and Lawson’s two-run double was the big blow in a three-run sixth-inning rally that also featured an RBI single by Tracy Wells.
Amber Mills scattered 11 hits to earn her 10th win of the season, and Lawson, Barrett and Readnour combined for six of Stratford’s nine hits.
Stratford 12, Maysville 0
The Lady Bulldogs had five doubles among their seven hits, and they took advantage of 12 walks by Erica Taylor to dispose of Maysville in just three innings.
Danielle Bennett had two of Stratford’s five extra-base hits, and Tamara Walling had three RBIs while Teri Ratto added two in the victory. Mills allowed just two hits in her three innings of work.