ROFF — The Stonewall Longhorns notched arguably their biggest win of the season when they upset Class B powerhouse Lookeba-Sickles 7-5 in a late winner’s bracket game at the 12th annual Roff Spring Invitational Thursday night at Gibson Field.

Earlier in the day, the Longhorns advanced to the showdown with a convincing 13-5 win over Ripley.

Lookeba-Sickles entered the week ranked No. 1 in Class B.

“That’s a big win at the right time,” said SHS head coach Chuck Barton. “Now we get to try and get another one tonight.”

The Longhorns (No. 6 in Class A) will try to knock off another No. 1 in a semifinal game tonight when they meet Dale — Class 2A’s top team — at 5:30 p.m. at Tiger Field in Roff.

Dale advanced via a 14-1 win over Buffalo Valley in an early game at Stonewall. In a loser-out contest at Gibson Field, RIpley whipped Buffalo Valley 13-1.

In games played at Roff on Thursday, the Tigers blasted Vici 18-0; Ft. Towson beat Healdton, 17-9; Healdton got by Vici 8-4; and Red Oak stopped Ft. Towson, 14-6, in a winner’s bracket contest.

Today’s schedule has Ripley meeting Ft. Towson (No. 7 in Class A) at 12:30 p.m., and Lookeba-Sickles taking on Healdton at 3 p.m. in a pair of consolation games. Host Roff (No. 1 in Class A) meets Red Oak (No. 9 in Class B) in the 8 p.m. semifinal nightcap.

Stonewall 7, Lookeba-Sickles 5

Nick Skokos hit an RBI double and Cole Carter added a run-scoring single in the first inning as Stonewall grabbed the early 2-0 lead.

But the Panthers struck for five runs in the top of the fourth to take the lead.

The Longhorns (13-9) answered with five runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth and Bo Scribner pitched two shutout innings of relief to earn the save. Jake Munday (4-1) earned the mound win with five solid innings of work.

“I tell you what, the boys never quit battling. (The Panthers) went up 5-2, but we just kept battling.. Jake kept us in the ballgame for a long time and we finally got some key hits.”

Wendell Taylor led off Stonewall’s big fifth inning by getting hit by a pitch and Jared Pharr singled to put runners at first and second. After a Munday sacrifice bunt, J.P. Maples struck out but reached first on an error by the catcher.

Scribner grounded out but drove in the first run of the inning and then Skokos ripped a two-RBI triple to knot the score at 5-5.

“That was a big hit by Nick,” Barton said.

Skokos scored on an RBI single by Ryan Denson who later raced home on one of just two Lookeba-Sickles errors.

Justin Vincent led Lookeba-Sickles at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double while Patric Tolentino — the losing pitcher in the game — added a pair of singles.

Stonewall 13, Ripley 5

The Longhorns saw Ripley scored four runs in the top of the fifth to cut Stonewall’s lead to 6-5 but the Longhorns scored seven unanswered runs to end the game via the run-rule in the bottom of the sixth.

Carter led a 14-hit SHS barrage, going a perfect 4-for-4 with four doubles and three RBIs. Skokos also had a hot bat once again, finishing 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs. Scribner added a pair of hits while Maples (2-0) contributed an RBI double while also pitching five solid innings for the mound victory.

Roff 18, Vici 0

Logan Lomas had a grand slam and a solo homer to highlight a 15-run second inning as the Tigers — ranked No. 1 in Class A — hammered Vici to advance to tonight’s semifinals.

Roff (23-5) had five home runs in the second, with Jason Trimmer, C. J. Stewart and Jo Jo Scott hitting one apiece, and Dearth Parker continued his recent power surge with a first-inning leadoff blast to ignite a two-run rally that gave the Tigers the lead for good.

The six homers, along with doubles by Colton Lancaster, Carter kBrowning and Trimmer were part of a 17-hit Roff attack.

Browning (6-1) went two innings and combined with Jo Jo Scott on the four-inning two-hitter.