At Nike/Pro Nine Classic
Roff 12, Tulsa Metro Christian 8
METRO CHR. 004 030 1 — 8 11 2
ROFF 401 304 x — 12 12 1
Zander Chonka, Cale Culbreath (4) and Conner Rodich; Jesse Cashman, Mark Bryant (5), Blake Logan (6) and Brendon Barr, R.T. Stoup (6). WP-Cashman (4-0). LP-Z. Chonka. Sv-Logan (1). HR-Logan (9), Stoup (6) (R). 2B-Z. Chonka (TMC); Stoup, Bryant, Aaron Cornell (R). HL-Tucker Chonka 3-4, Z. Chonka 2-3, Mason Mantle 2-3 (TMC). Stoup 3-4, 4 RBI; Logan 2-3, 3 RBI; Bryant 2-4, RBI; Dayne Parker 2-3, 3 RS (R).
NOTEWORTHY: The Tigers, Class B’s top-ranked team, broke a 4-4 tie with a single run in the third inning and three runs in the fourth for an 8-4 lead. After the Patriots, tied for ninth in Class 4A with Lone Grove, cut the deficit to 8-7 with a three-run fifth inning, the Tigers scored four runs in the sixth inning to help preserve the win. Roff got home runs from Blake Logan and R.T. Stoup — who had three hits and four runs batted in for the game. Logan, Mark Bryant and Dayne Parker all had two hits apiece. Jesse Cashman got his fourth win, while Logan got his first save for Roff, which is set to meet Class 6A’s seventh-ranked Jenks Trojans tonight.
COACHES QUOTE: “I don’t know if it was our pitchers not throwing the ball as well, or if it was just them swinging the bats well. But I was impressed with Metro Christian. We shot ourselves in the foot (offensively). We ran ourselves out of some innings. But we finally got some separation in the end (in the sixth inning). We survived.” — Roff head coach Ead Simon.
Team records: Tulsa Metro Christian 14-6, Roff 20-0.
Up next: Roff vs. Jenks tonight, 7:30 p.m., at Nike/Pro Nine Classic in Owasso.
At Sasakwa Tournament
Stratford 10, Seminole JV 0
SEMINOLE JV 000 0 — 0 1 3
STRATFORD 406 x — 10 11 0
Peyton, Taylor (1) and King. Tyler Mills and Chase Chamberlain. WP-Mills (3-0). LP-Peyton. HR-Chamberlain, Randy Brown (St). 2B-Dalen Qualls, Tanner Bennett (St). HL-Qualls 2-3, 2 RBIs; Chamberlain 1-3, RS, 2 RBIs; Brown 2-3, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Bennett 1-1, RBI (St).
NOTEWORTHY: Chase Chamberlain and Randy Brown homered, and every batter in the Stratford lineup had at least one hit as the Bulldogs cruised in the rain-delayed tournament championship game. Eight different players had RBIs for the Bulldogs, who got two apiece from Chamberlain, Brown and Dalen Qualls and outhit the Seminole junior varsity 10-1. Tyler Mills went the distance for his third victory of the season.
COACHES QUOTE: “It’s good to have a team effort. Everybody was in the mix. I was disappointed that the tournament wasn’t a little stronger, but we still had to go take care of business.” — Stratford head coach Mark Qualls.
Team Records: Stratford 15-2.
Up Next: Stratford vs. Ringling, 5:30 p.m., vs. Wayne, 7:30 p.m. today, at Wayne Festival.