CLASS A DISTRICT
Roff 15, Fox 0
FOX 000 0 — 0 1 4
ROFF 3(11)1 x — 15 15 0
Kyle Smart and Keith Smart. C. J. Stewart and Atlee Kile. WP-Stewart (8-1). LP-Smart. HR-Dearth Parker, Carter Browning, Kile, Daniel Boss (R). 2B-Parker, Stewart, Browning, Jo Jo Scott (R), Chris Galbreath (F). HL-Parker 2-3, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Jason Trimmer 2-3, 2 RS, RBI; Browning 3-3, RS, 5 RBIs; Kile 2-3, RS, RBI; Scott 2-3, Rs; Boss 2-3, 2 RS, 2 RBIs.
NOTEWORTHY: Roff banged out five home runs and used a big second inning to run-rule outmanned Fox. The top-ranked Tigers got round-trippers from Dearth Parker, C. J. Stewart, Carter Browning (who had five RBIs), Atlee Kile and Daniel Boss, and Parker and Browning also doubled in the win. Stewart allowed one hit in four innings to earn his eighth win of the spring.
Roff 20, Fox 0
ROFF 7(12)1 — 20 13 1
FOX 000 — 0 0 4
Carter Browning and Atlee Kile, Michael Singleton (3). Chris Galbreath, Jace Jenkins (2) and Kent Smart. WP-Browning (8-1). LP-Galbreath. HR-C. J. Stewart, Kile, Glenn Cornell (R). 2B-Stewart, Daniel Boss (R). HL-Stewart 2-2, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Boss 3-3, 2 RS, 4 RBIs; Cornell 2-2, 2 RS, 3 RBIs (R).
NOTEWORTHY: Atlee Kile went deep for the second straight game, and Carter Browning didn’t allow a hit in his three innings of work as Roff eliminated the Foxes and advanced to the regional tournament. C. J. Stewart and Glenn Cornell also homered for the Tigers, who got three hits from Daniel Boss to complete a big day (5-for-6, 4 RS, 5 RBIs) for him at the plate.
Records: Roff 29-5.
Up Next: Roff at Tupelo, Monday, 4 p.m.
Class A District
Stonewall 5, Stratford 3
STONEWALL 311 000 0 — 5 7 3
STRATFORD 001 000 2 — 3 9 2
Jared Pharr, Scribner (7) and J. P. Maples. Garan Qualls and Chase Devereaux. WP-Pharr (3-5). LP-Qualls (7-1). 2B-Qualls (Str), Scribner (Sto). HL-Qualls 2-4, R. B. Lasater 1-3, RS, RBI; Adam Hinkle 2-4, 2 RBIs (Str); Scribner 2-3, RS, RBI; Ryan Denson 2-3, 2 RBIs (Sto).
NOTEWORTHY: Fourth-ranked Stonewall built an early 5-0 lead and held on against the stubborn Bulldogs. Bo Scribner came on in relief of starter Jared Pharr with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh and surrendered a two-run single to Adam Hinkle to make it a two-run game, but Jason Coley grounded out for the final out. Scribner and Ryan Denson had RBI singles to highlight Stonewall’s three-run first inning, and the Longhorns added single runs in the second and third against Garan Qualls, who suffered his first loss of the spring after seven straight wins. Qualls struck out nine, but Stratford — which outhit Stonewall, 9-7, left 11 runners on base.
COACHES QUOTE: “We just had people on all game long and couldn’t get the big key hit we needed.” — Stratford coach Mark Qualls.
Stonewall 5, Stratford 3
STRATFORD 002 100 0 — 3 8 2
STONEWALL 200 012 x — 5 9 2
T. J. Gaines and Chase Devereaux. Jake Munday, Scribner (5) and Maples. WP-Scribner. LP-Gaines (7-2). HR-Nick Skokos (Sto). 2B-Ryan Denson (Sto). HL-Adam Hinkle 2-2, RS; Jason Coley 2-3, RBI (Str); Skokos 2-3, RS, 2 RBIs; Munday 2-2, RBI; Denson 1-3, RS (Sto).
NOTEWORTHY: Nick Skokos cracked a leadoff homer in the sixth to break a 3-3 tie, and Stonewall went on to the sweep of Stratford to eliminate the Bulldogs from the Class A playoffs. Skokos, who had an RBI single in Stonewall’s two-run first inning, gave Stonewall the lead for good in the sixth and made a winner of Bo Scribner. Ryan Denson followed the Skokos homer with a double and scored an insurance run on a single by Brandon Ross. Scribner, who relieved Stonewall starter Jake Munday in the fifth inning with Stratford up, 3-2, tied the score with an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth. Justin Clark’s RBI single highlighted a two-run Stratford third-inning rally that tied the score, and the Bulldogs took their only lead of the afternoon on Jason Coley’s RBIsingle in the top of the fourth.
COACHES QUOTE: “We just continually threatened. The frustrating part was that we had people on base all game long. We competed well with them. It’s disappointing, because we felt like we could win. It was a tough district. I’m proud of the kids. They played to win.” — Stratford coach Mark Qualls.
“They’re a good ballclub. It was a battle. Defensively, we didn’t play too well. We hit the ball hard but we’re going to have to play better to keep going.” — Stonewall coach Chuck Barton.
Records: Stonewall 16-10, Stratford finishes season 25-5.
CLASS B DISTRICT
Tupelo 15, Paoli 0
TUPELO 273 3 — 15 13 0
PAOLI 000 0 — 0 2 3
Chad Woods, Cameron Mann (4) and Mann, Jerry Hines (4). Valencia, Arthur (3) and Ezell. WP-Woods (8-1). LP-Valencia. HR-Randy McCurry 2, Mann (T). 2B-Casey McCollum 4, Paul Sweeney (T). HL-McCollum 4-4, 4 RS, 2 RBIs; Sweeney 2-2, 2 RBIs; McCurry 2-4, 2 RS, 5 RBIs; Mann 1-3, 3 RS, 2 RBIs (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Chad Woods won his eighth game of the spring and Randy McCurry, Cameron Mann and Casey McCollum supplied the power as Tupelo — No. 3 in Class B — began a long day for Paoli with the run-rule victory. Woods allowed just two hits, while McCurry cracked two homers and drove in five runs; Mann had a homer and two RBIs; and McCollum cranked out four doubles and scored four runs while driving in two more.
Tupelo 12, Paoli 0
PAOLI 000 0 — 0 1 3
TUPELO 552 x — 12 10 0
Bailey, Hood (2) and Ezell. Jerry Hines, Randy McCurry (4) and Mann, Hines (4). WP-Hines (3-0). LP-Bailey. HR-Mann, McCurry (T). 3B-Casey McCollum (T). 2B-McCollum, Jared Griffin (T). HL-McCollum 2-2, RBI; Paul Sweeney 2-2, Griffin 2-3, Mann 1-1, 2 RBIs; McCurry 1-2, 3 RBIs (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Tupelo completed the sweep with 12 runs in only three at-bats in the nightcap, including homers by Cameron Mann and Randy McCurry and a triple and double from Casey McCollum (who combined for three homers and four doubles in game one). Jared Griffin and Paul Sweeney also had two hits apiece for the Tigers, who will prep for its regional tournament by hosting Class A No. 1 Roff Monday.
Records: Tupelo 24-4.
Up Next: Roff at Tupelo Monday, 4 p.m.