Thursday split

Stonewall pitcher Amanda Transue and her Lady Longhorn teammates split a pair of games Thursday at the Roff Festival.

Photo by Richard R. Barron
Ada Evening News

Thursday’s Games

At Latta

Moss 9, Latta 3

(8 innings)

MOSS    012    000    06    —  9  13  1

LATTA    000    120    00    —  3  11  4

   Moss battery NA. Siera Green and Cheyenne Crews. WP-NA. LP-Green (8-10). HR-Keeli Kessinger (L). 3B-Taylor McDonald (L). 2B-Makenzi Lamb 2, Taylor McDonald, Amy Hooser (L). HL-Kessinger 1-2, RS, RBI; McDonald 2-4, RBI; Lamb 2-4, Hooser 2-3, RS (L).

NOTEWORTHY: Moss bunched five hits and took advantage of two Latta errors in a six-run, eighth-inning rally that sent the host Lady Panthers, ranked seventh in Class 4A, to their second straight extra-inning defeat. Latta, which lost to Sulphur, 28-24, in eight innings Tuesday, rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the score before the Lady Pirates (No. 2 in Class A) won it in the extra frame. Keeli Kessinger cut the Moss lead to 3-1 with her fifth home run in three games in the fourth inning, and Taylor McDonald doubled home a run in a two-run fifth that tied it. McDonald finished 2-for-4 with a triple and a double, Makenzi Lamb had two doubles, and Amy Hooser was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the loss.

COACHES QUOTE: “We just didn’t stay focused in the eighth. They did a little bit of aggressive baserunning, and we weren’t ready for it.” — Latta head coach Jim Foster.

Team records: Moss 16-4, Latta 8-10.

Up next: Latta at Roff Monday, 4 p.m.

At Sulphur

Tupelo 12, Sulphur 10

TUPELO    224    202    0    —  12  20  2

SULPHUR    012    322    0    —  10  19  3

   Landra Nelson and Chesna Henry. Sierra McCurry and Taylor Flowers. WP-Nelson (13-5). LP-McCurry (9-5). HR-Grace Leland (T); Darsha Reagle 2, Tally Magruder, Chelsea Reeves, McCurry (S). 2B-Nelson 2, Megan Bray, Shanna Davidson, Tiffany Postoak, Henry, Tamara Thompson (T); Kenzi Ramer, Taylor Edgar (S). HL-Bray 3-5, 2 RS, RBI; Davidson 2-4, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Nelson 2-4, RS, RBI; Amber Roberson 3-3, RS, RBI; Henry 2-4, RS, 2 RBIs; Thompson 2-4, RS, RBI; Kelsie Warner 2-4, RS; Kayley Sanders 2-4, RS, RBI (T). Reagle 3-5, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Reeves 2-4, 2 RS, RBI; Ramer 2-4, RS; LaTisha Smith 2-3, 2 RS; Flowers 2-4, RBI; McCurry 1-4, RS, 2 RBIs (S).

NOTEWORTHY: Sulphur, coming off a 12-homer explosion in a 28-24 victory over Latta Tuesday, hit five more against Tupelo, but the visiting Lady Tigers banged out 20 hits and survived a huge threat in the seventh to hold on for the victory. The Lady Bulldogs loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh, but Tupelo hurler Landra Nelson induced a two-strike foul ball off the bat of Darsha Reagle — who had already homered twice in the game — for her second strikeout in the inning. Tupelo built an 8-1 lead before Reagle and Chelsea Reeves went back-to-back in the bottom of the third, and Reagle’s two-run shot (her sixth in three games) highlighted a three-run fourth that also featured a solo shot by Tally Magruder one batter later. Grace Leland’s two-out, two-run homer in the top of the sixth proved to be the game winner, after losing pitcher Sierra McCurry hit a two-out, two-run blast of her own in the bottom of the inning for the game’s final runs.

COACHES QUOTE: “There were still a couple of plays we could have made, but Landra did a great job. She made two great pitches in the last inning to get strikeouts. We’re playing better. I still don’t think we’ve played great, but we’re playing better.” — Tupelo head coach Jason Goostree.

“This is another ball game where our offense showed up but our defense let us down. In two different innings, we missed routine fly balls with two outs costing us two runs each. We have to do a better job making plays.” — Sulphur head coach Blake Crawford. 

Team records: Tupelo 13-5, Sulphur 10-6.

Up next: Sulphur at Colbert today, 4:15 p.m.; Allen at Tupelo, Monday, 5 p.m.

At Coalgate Festival

Game 1

Stratford 12, Coalgate 4

STRATFORD    435    00    —  12  16  1

COALGATE    201    01    —    4    9  1

   Alyssia Brown and Shelby King. Tandra Elkins and Haley Williams. WP-Brown (1-0). LP-Elkins. 3B-Shelby King (S). 2B-Deamber Barrett 2, Ashley Lawson, Tamara Walling (S). HL-Barrett 3-4, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Lawson 2-2, 3 RS, 4 RBIs; Tracy Wells 3-3, RS, 2 RBIs (S). Elkins 2-3, 2 RBIs (C).

NOTEWORTHY: Alyssia Brown won her varsity pitching debut, and Ashley Lawson drove in four runs with a two-run single in the first inning and a two-run double in the second as Stratford run ruled host Coalgate. Deamber Barrett and Tracy Wells had three hits apiece to pace a 16-hit Stratford attack. Tandra Elkins had two hits and drove in two runs in the loss.

Team records: Stratford 8-11, Coalgate 6-11.

Game 2

Stratford 14, Kiowa 2

KIOWA    200    —    2   5  4

STRATFORD    275    —  14  18  3

   Layton and Kelly. Alyssia Brown and Candace Warren. WP-Brown (2-0). LP-Layton. 2B-Ashley Lawson, Tamara Walling, Tiffany Judd (S). HL-Lawson 3-3, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Brown 3-3, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Judd 2-2, RS, RBI; Walling 2-3, 2 RS, RBI; Teri Ratto 2-3, RS, 3 RBIs; Deamber Barrett 2-3, 2 RS, RBI (S).

NOTEWORTHY: Stratford banged out 18 hits, including three from Ashley Lawson and winning pitcher Alyssia Brown, and wrapped up its most productive day of the season with another run-rule victory. Tiffany Judd, Tamara Walling and Teri Ratto added two hits apiece for the Lady Bulldogs, who played their second game of the day without four starters.

COACHES QUOTE: “Overall, these were the best two games we’ve put together all season. We scored a lot of runs, and our defense did well (Thursday) as well.” — Stratford head coach Tony Pritchard.

Team records: Stratford 9-11

Up next: Dibble at Stratford today, 5:30 p.m.

At Roff Festival

Game 1

Roff 17, Stonewall 7

STONEWALL    304    0    —    7    8  4

ROFF    (11)15    x    —  17  16  4

   Amanda Transue and Lyndsay Daffern. Bianca Ott and Magan Kile. WP-Ott. LP-Transue (11-9). HR-Daffern (S); Casey Kelly 2, J.J. Stewart 2, Tera Otis (R). 2B-Kaitlinn Wright (S); Ott, Tori Thomas, Catie Tolliver (R). HL-Daffern 2-2, RS, 3 RBIs; Wright 2-3, RS, RBI (S). Monica Miller 3-3, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Kelly 2-3, 2 RS, 4 RBIs; Stewart 2-3, 3 RS, 6 RBIs (R).

NOTEWORTHY: Freshman Casey Kelly and sophomore J.J. Stewart both homered twice and senior Tera Otis also hit her first home run of the season as Roff (No. 4 in Class 2A) run ruled Class 2A’s No. 13 Stonewall. Stewart, Kelly and Otis all had three-run homers in Roff’s 11-run, first-inning explosion, Kelly added a solo shot in the second, and Stewart wrapped up a huge game with another three-run shot in the third. Monica Miller added three hits and three RBIs for Roff, while Lyndsay Daffern had two hits, including a three-run homer in the third inning, for Stonewall in the loss.

Team records: Stonewall 11-9, Roff 9-9.

Game 2

Stonewall 16, Wanette 14

STONEWALL    437    022    0    —  16  17  1

WANETTE    300    251    3    —  14  19  3

   Amanda Transue and Lyndsay Daffern. Brianna Walker and Brittney Nelson. WP-Transue (12-9). LP-Walker. HR-Tana Middleton 2 (W). 2B-Jana Ray 2, Middleton, Kat Lee (W); Kaitlinn Wright (S). HL-Wright 4-5, 3 RS, 3 RBIs; Cheyanne Miller 3-5, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Brittany Gipson 2-5, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Savannah Burwell 2-4, 2 RS, 2 RBIs (S). Nelson 4-4, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Middleton 3-4, 3 RS, 4 RBIs; Sahara Lambert 3-5, RBI (W).

NOTEWORTHY: Kaitlinn Wright and Cheyanne Miller combined for seven hits and six RBIs as Stonewall bounced back from the loss to Roff to edge Wanette. Tana Middleton had a two-run homer for the Lady Tigers, who trailed 14-7 heading to the bottom of the third inning.

Team records: Stonewall 12-9

Up next: Stonewall vs. Rattan today, 3 p.m.; Stonewall vs. Tushka today, 5 p.m.; Stonewall vs. Coleman Saturday, 1 p.m.; Stonewall vs. Rock Creek Saturday, 3 p.m., at Tushka Festival.

Game 3

Roff 10, Wanette 0

WANETTE    000    0    —    0  2  1

ROFF    208    x    —  10  9  1

   Brianna Walker and Brittney Nelson. Bianca Ott and Magan Kile. WP-Ott. LP-Walker. HR-Jordan Grinstead (R). 2B-Tera Otis (R). HL-Tori Thomas 2-2, RS, 2 RBIs; Grinstead 1-2, RS, 3 RBIs; Otis 1-1, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; J.J. Stewart 1-1, 2 RS (R).

NOTEWORTHY: Bianca Ott allowed two hits over four innings, and Jordan Grinstead hit the sixth home run in two games for Roff — which had had just one all season and had lost five of its previous six games before Thursday. Grinstead’s three-run shot highlighted an eight-run third inning that ended the game by run rule, Tori Thomas had two hits and two RBIs,  and Tera Otis also drove in two runs with a double in the first and a bases-loaded walk in the third. 

COACHES QUOTE: “It was the first day we’ve played all spring without any wind. Everybody was hitting the ball hard, and we strung a lot of hits together. It was a pretty fun day for us.” — Roff head coach Kathy Gregson.

Team records: Roff 10-9

Up next: Wanette at Konawa today, 3 p.m.; Latta at Roff Monday, 4 p.m.

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