Stonewall 5, Tushka 2
TUSHKA 010 10 — 2 4 2
STONEWALL 111 2x — 5 7 2
Copps and K. Chambers. Amanda Transue and Lyndsay Daffern. WP-Transue (34-10). LP-Copps. 3B-Brettney Brady, Kaitlynn Wright (S). 2B-Wright (S), Sinclair (T). HL-Sinclair 2-2, RS (T); Brady 2-2, 2 RS, RBI; Wright 2-2, 2 RS, RBI (S).
NOTEWORTHY: Amanda Transue tossed a four-hitter over five innings, and Kaitlynn Wright and Brettney Brady had RBI triples to lead Stonewall (No. 3 in Class 2A) to the win over 3A No. 6 Tushka. Brady’s three-bagger in the third put the Lady Longhorns up 3-1, and Wright’s triple was the big blow in a two-run fourth. Wright and Brady were both 2-for-2 to key Stonewall’s seven-hit attack. The game was also part of a fundraiser that raised almost $1,000 to aid the Tushka softball and baseball programs trying to recover from the tornado that destroyed the high school and much of the town earlier this month.
COACHES QUOTE: “We played pretty well for our last game before regionals.” — Stonewall coach Christie Jennings.
Team Records: Stonewall 35-10
Up Next: Stonewall vs. Cameron Thursday, 1 p.m. at Class 2A Regional Tournament in Stonewall.
Sulphur 6, Tupelo 3
TUPELO 000 002 1 — 3 8 1
SULPHUR 303 000 x — 6 11 0
Landra Nelson and Chesna Henry. Talley Magruder and Brendiel Sims. WP-Magruder. LP-Nelson (27-9). HR-Nelson (T). 2B-Sierra McCurry, Chelsea Reeves (S). HL-Kaylie Sanders 2-4, Tamara Thompson 2-4 (T), Destiny Rodgers 2-3, 2 RS; McCurry 2-3, 2 RS; Reeves 2-3, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Taylor Edgar 2-3, RBI; Madison Wolf 2-3 (S).
NOTEWORTHY: Sulphur (No. 19 in Class 5A) built a 6-0 lead after three innings and held on to beat Tupelo. Destiny Rodgers, Sierra McCurry, Chelsea Reeves, Madison Wolf and Taylor Edgar had two hits apiece for the Lady Bulldogs, while Kaylie Sanders and Tamara Thompson were both 2-for-4 to pace Tupelo’s eight-hit attack.
COACHES QUOTE: “It was good to see some live pitching and hit and run the bases. We actually hit the ball better than the scores indicated.” — Tupelo coach Jason Goostree.
Team Records: Tupelo 27-9
Up Next: Tupelo vs. Soper Thursday, 2:15 p.m. at Class 2A Regional Tournament in Stonewall.
Sulphur 6, Latta 4
SULPHUR 103 101 0 — 6 14 1
LATTA 100 100 2 — 4 4 6
Talley Magruder and Brendiel Sims. Siera Green and Cheyenne Crews. WP-Magruder. LP-Green (23-8). HR-Sierra McCurry (S). 3B-Lyon (L). 2B-Ashley Reeves (S). HL-Sims 3-3, 2 RS; McCurry 2-4, RS, 3 RBIs; Rodgers 2-4 (S); Green 2-2, RS, RBI; Lyon 1-2, RS, RBI (L).
NOTEWORTHY: Sierra McCurry capped a tie-breaking three-run rally in the top of the third with a home run, and Sulphur went on to beat mistake-plagued Latta. Brendiel Sims had three hits, and McCurry, Destiny Rodgers, Madison Wolfe and Chelsea Reeves added two hits apiece for the surging Lady Bulldogs. Siera Green had two hits and an RBI for Latta in the loss.
COACHES QUOTE: “We wanted to use these games as momentum builders, and it didn’t work. We came out flat and played flat. We’ll have to play a lot better Thursday if we want to play next week.” — Latta coach Jim Foster.
“We played really well again today just like we have been the last few weeks. It is great to be playing this way going into Regionals on Thursday.” — Sulphur head coach Blake Crawford.
Team Records: Latta 23-8; Sulphur 12-18.
Up Next: Latta vs. Warner Thursday, 1 p.m. at Class 4A Regional Tournament in Latta; Sulphur vs. Purcell Thursday, 1 p.m. at Class 5A Regional Tournament in Purcell.