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Vanoss goes 1-2 Chelsey Kimbrell of Vanoss makes a throw against Dale Thursday during a winner's bracket game at the Stonewall Slowpitch Tournament. Vanoss defeated Allen in the first round before losing to Dale. Stuart eliminated Vanoss in a late loser's bracket contest. Today's schedule involving local teams includes: Coalgate vs. Dale, noon; Asher vs. Colbert-Tushka loser, 2:30 p.m.; Sulphur vs. Silo, 2:30 p.m.; Tupelo vs. Stonewall, 3:30 p.m.

Photo by Richard R. Barron
Ada Evening News

Thursday’s Games

SOFTBALL

At Stonewall Tournament

First Round

Tupelo 18, Weleetka 3

TUPELO    21(15)    —  18  16  1

WELEETKA    030    —    3    4  7

     Landra Nelson and Chesna Henry. Barcenas and Davis. WP-Nelson (9-3). LP-Barcenas. 3B-Nelson, Henry, Samantha Stein (T). 2B-Barcenas, Bencoma (W), Henry, Aspen Collins (T). HL-Nelson 3-3, 3 RS, 4 RBIs; Henry 3-3, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Stein 2-3, 2 RS, RBI; Kate McCoy 2-3, RS, 4 RBIs (T).

NOTEWORTHY: Pitcher Landra Nelson catcher Chesna Henry combined for six hits, five runs scored and seven RBIs, and Tupelo snapped a 3-3 tie with a 15-run third-inning explosion en route to the run-rule victory. Kate McCoy was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and Samantha Stein also had two hits and drove in a row for the Lady Tigers (No. 8 in Class 2A).

Team Records: Tupelo 9-3

Up Next: Tupelo vs. Stonewall today, 3:30 p.m. at Stonewall Tournament.   

First Round

Stonewall 9, Asher 8

ASHER    003    500    —  8    8  2

STONEWALL    240    21x    —  9  13  4

     Summer Wauahdooah and Megan Luman. Amanda Transue and Lyndsay Daffern. WP-Transue (17-4). LP-Wauahdooah. HR-Alesha Huggins (A), Breann Gipson, Daffern (S). 2B-Daffern, Paige Curtis (S). HL-Sara Wauahdooah 2-4, RBI; Jamee McDonald 2-3, 2 RS, 2 RBIs (A); Daffern 2-2, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Kaitlynn Wright 2-3, RS, 3 RBIs; Breann Gipson 2-3, 2 RS, RBI; Bradianne Daniel 2-3 (S).

NOTEWORTHY: Stonewall (No. 3 in Class 2A) wasted a 6-0 lead but scored an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth to edge Asher. Paige Curtis led off the sixth with a double and moved to second on a fly ball, and after Lyndsay Daffern was walked intentionally, Curtis scored on an error for the walkoff victory. Breann Gipson hit a two-run homer in the first and Daffern added a two-run shot in the second to help the Lady Longhorns to their big early lead before Asher (No. 12 in Class A) scored three runs in the third and five in the fourth to take an 8-6 lead. Stonewall tied the score with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. 

Team Records: Stonewall 18-4

Up Next: Tupelo vs. Stonewall today, 3:30 p.m. at Stonewall Tournament.

BASEBALL

At Rock Creek Tournament

Tupelo 12, Boswell

BOSWELL    000    —    0  1  5

TUPELO    (12)0x    —  12  6  0

     Ergan, Phillips (1) and Jenkins. Jake Sanders, H. D. Bullard (3) and Tanner Davis. WP-Sanders (5-0). HL-Brandon Chamberlain 1-2, 2 RBIs; Matt Benedict 1-1, 2 RS; Brandon Maggia 1-1, 2 RS, RBI; Caleb Stallcup 1-2, RBI (T).

NOTEWORTHY: Tupelo (No. 2 in Class B) scored 12 first-inning runs and run-ruled Boswell. Brandon Chamberlain drove in two runs and Brandon Maggia and Caleb Stallcup added RBIs for the Tigers. Jake Sanders pitched two strong innings to earn his fifth straight win.

Team Records: 14-5

Up Next: Tupelo vs. Rock Creek today, 6 p.m. at Rock Creek Tournament.

At Mill Creek

Stonewall 12, Mill Creek 0

STONEWALL    561    —  12  12  1

M. CREEK    000    —    0    1  4

      Marcus Sandy, Tanner Taylor (3) and Jordan Curtis. Smith, Maxwell (3) and Kiddie. WP-Sandy (1-2). LP-Smith. 2B-Dakota McCollum 2, Sandy (S). HL-McCollum 3-3, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Brandon Elmore 2-3, 2 RS, RBI; Curtis 2-2, 2 RS, RBI; Sandy 3-3, 2 RS, 2 RBIs (S).

NOTEWORTHY: Dakota McCollum and winning pitcher Marcus Sandy had three hits and two RBIs apiece to lead Stonewall (No. 14 in Class A) to the run-rule road win. Brandon Elmore and Jordan Curtis added two hits and an RBI each in the victory.

Team Records: Stonewall 8-6

Up Next: Stonewall vs. Stratford, 3 p.m., vs. Roff, 5 p.m. today at Stonewall.

At Wetumka Tournament

Vanoss 2, Carney 0

CARNEY    000    000    0    —  0  1  1

VANOSS    002    000    x    —  2  4  2

     Miller and Graham. Clayton Mulliniks and Jesse Mowdy. WP-Mulliniks (5-2). LP-Miller. 3B-Mulliniks (V). 2B-Mulliniks (V). HL-Mulliniks 2-4, 2 RBIs (V).

NOTEWORTHY: Vanoss hurler Clayton Mulliniks tossed a one-hitter for his fifth win of the season, and he also had two of the Wolves’ four hits — a double and triple — and drove in both runs in the tightly played contest.

COACHES QUOTE: “We have to start swinging the bat better. We are leaving too many runners on base.” — Vanoss coach John Impson.

Team Records: Vanoss 9-4

Up Next: Vanoss (No. 17 in Class 2A) vs. Tulsa Union JV tonight, 5:30 p.m. tonight in semifinals.

At Coleman

Roff 17, Coleman 4

ROFF    330    004    7    —  17  16  1

COLEMAN    001    012    0    —    4    7  2

     Dakota Schafer, Tim Wallen (7) and Brendon Barr. Hunter Evans, Jacob Allred (7) and Cash Miller. WP-Schafer (2-0). LP-Evans. HR-Remington Pope (R). 2B-Mark Bryant, Bryce Antonio, Barr, Wallen, Schafer (R); Miller 2, Evans (C). HL-Bryant 4-5, 3 RS, 3 RBIs; Pope 3-4, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Eddie Lomas 4-5, 2 RS, 2 RBIs;  Antonio 2-3, 3 RS (T); Miller 2-2, 2 RBIs (C).

NOTEWORTHY: Junior Dakota Schafer pitched six-plus strong innings, and Roff (No. 2 in Class A) banged out 16 hits — six for extra bases — in the surprisingly easy road win over Coleman (No. 6 in Class B). Remington Pope had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Mark Bryant and Eddie Lomas had four hits apiece and combined to score five runs and drive in five for the Tigers.

COACHES QUOTE: “Dakota threw it well. He was effectively wild at times, but his velocity was good. He’s given us two good outings in a row.” — Roff coach Ead Simon.

Team Records: Roff 11-3

Up Next: Roff vs. Stonewall today, 5 p.m. at Stonewall Festival.