Asher, Stratford split pair

Stratford’s Tyler Gaines, center, prepares to flip the ball to first baseman Randy Brown, left, as Maysville batter Ben Pigg runs down the first-base line during last month’s Vanoss Spring Wooden Bat Tournament in Vanoss. The Bulldogs and the Asher Indians split a pair of games Tuesday evening in Asher.

Photo by Richard R. Barron
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Tuesday’s Games

At Silo

Silo 13, Tupelo 0

TUPELO    000    00    —    0    1  0

SILO    415    3x    —  13  13  0

   Brandon Maggia, Trevor Walkup (4) and Jacob Beach. Estes and Bowen. WP-Estes. LP-Maggia. HR-Hendricks, Stanley (S). 2B-Carter, Hendricks (S). HL-Maggia 1-2 (T). Dye 3-3, 2 RBIs; Hendricks 2-3, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Ballard 2-3, 3 RBIs; Carter 2-2, 3 RS, RBI (S).

NOTEWORTHY: Silo (No. 1 in 2A) scored early and often and run ruled a highly ranked opponent from another class for the second straight day. The Rebels, who beat Class A No. 1 Soper 8-0 on Monday, outhit Tupelo (No. 5 in Class B) 13-1. Losing pitcher Brandon Maggia had the only hit for the Tigers.

COACHES QUOTE: “Maggia made some good pitches and they did a good job of fighting them off. We hit some balls hard but right at them. Silo is really good.” — Tupelo head coach Clay Weller.

Team records: Tupelo 9-3.

Up next: Tupelo vs. Valliant today, 4 p.m. at Rock Creek Tournament.

At Asher

Game 1

Asher 10, Stratford 2

STRATFORD    010    100    —    2    2  3

ASHER    310    303    —  10  10  0

   Tyler Gaines, Randy Brown (6) and Nick Cosby. Matt Johnson and Fred Oliphant. WP-Johnson. LP-Gaines (3-1). HR-Tyler Mills, Chase Chamberlain (S); Derek Claytor, Johnson, Oliphant, Trent Boles (A). 2B-Dakota Magby (A). HL-Mills 1-3, RS, RBI; Chamberlain 1-2, RS, RBI (S). Zach Fowler 2-4, 2 RS; Claytor 1-2, 2 RS, RBI; Johnson 3-3, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Oliphant 1-3, 2 RS, RBI; Boles 1-4, RS, 3 RBIs (A).

NOTEWORTHY: Matt Johnson tossed a two-hitter and struck out seven, and he hit one of Asher’s four home runs as the Indians cruised to the run-rule victory. Derek Claytor, Johnson and Fred Oliphant hit consecutive home runs in the fourth to put Asher up 7-0, and sophomore Trent Boles cracked a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to end the game on the run rule. 

Game 2

Stratford 8, Asher 3

STRATFORD    200    010    5    —  8  8  2

ASHER    201    000    0    —  3  5  2

   Dalen Qualls and Chase Chamberlain. Dakota Magby, Matt Palmer (7) and Fred Oliphant. WP-Qualls (3-1). LP-Magby. HR-Qualls, Chamberlain (S). 3B-Nick Cosby (S); Fowler (A). 2B-Qualls, Tanner Bennett (S); Johnson 2, Oliphant (A). HL-Cosby 1-3, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Qualls 2-3, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Chamberlain 1-4, RS, 3 RBIs; Tanner Bennett 2-3 (S). Johnson 2-3, 2 RS (A).

NOTEWORTHY: Stratford ace Dalen Qualls scattered five hits and struck out 10, and he also drove in three runs as Stratford scored five runs in the seventh inning to win a game originally scheduled for five innings and salvage the split. Qualls hit a two-run homer in the first and sent the game to extra innings with a two-out RBI double in the fifth. Batterymate Chase Chamberlain had a two-run homer and Nick Cosby added a three-run triple off the wall in center field — both with two outs — in the seventh.

COACHES QUOTE: “We came through with some clutch hits when we had to have them. It was a good win for us. We didn’t hit a lick the first game.” — Stratford head coach Mark Qualls.

Team records: Stratford 8-2, Asher 9-3

Up next: Macomb at Asher today, 4 p.m.

At Vanoss

Latta 8, Vanoss 7

(8 Innings)

LATTA    241    000    01    —  8  12  2

VANOSS    300    010    20    —  7    6  3

   Tyler Reeves, Reed Johnson (1), Wacey Henderson (4), Dylan Tinkler (6) and Bryce Harris. Dillion Childress, Dakota Priest (7), Dexter Priest (8) and Dal Willoughby. WP-Tinkler. LP-Dakota Priest (1-1). HR-Henderson 2 (L); Casey Henry 2 (V). 2B-Colton Engel (L). HL-Henderson 3-5, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Tinkler 2-3, Engel 2-5 (L). Henry 2-4, 2 RS, 3 RBIs (V).

NOTEWORTHY: Freshman Bryce Harris drew a bases-loaded walk to score Colton Engel with the winning run and give Latta a wild 8-7 victory over Vanoss in a battle of the fourth- and sixth-ranked teams in Class 2A. Wacey Henderson hit leadoff home runs in the first and second innings to help the Panthers to an early 7-3 lead, but Casey Henry led the Vanoss comeback with two homers of his own, a solo shot in the fifth and a game-tying, two-run blast in the bottom of the seventh to force the extra frame. Dylan Tinkler, the fourth Latta pitcher, gave up Henry’s second home run but got the win in relief and also had two of Latta’s 12 hits.

COACHES QUOTE: “It was back and forth. We had our chances to win, and our kids just never gave up.” — Vanoss head coach John Impson.

Team records: Latta 6-4, Vanoss 13-3.

Up next: Healdton at Latta today, 4:30 p.m.; Roff at Vanoss Friday, 4 p.m.

Stuart Festival

Game 1

Roff 18, Moss 0

MOSS    000    —    0    2  1

ROFF    747    —  18  14  0

   Moses Isham and Ty Rambo. Mark Bryant and R.T. Stoup. WP-Bryant (3-0). LP-Isham. HR-Bryant (3), Aaron Cornell (8), Dayne Parker (10), Tim Wallen (3) (R). 2B-Wallen (R). HL-Wallen 3-for-3, 2B, HR, 6 RBIs, 3 RS; Parker 2-for-2, HR, 2 RBI, 2 RS; Cornell 2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI; Bryant 2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI, 3 IP, 0 R 2 H; Brendon Barr 2-3; Stoup 2-3 (R).

NOTEWORTHY: After Roff pitcher Mark Bryant, who tossed a two-hit shutout, enduced a double-play ground ball to end a Moss threat in the first inning, Class B’s top-ranked Tigers erupted for seven runs in the first inning, highlighted by Dayne Parker’s two-run home run and Tim Wallen’s three-run shot, for a 7-0 lead — and Roff never looked back. All total, the Tigers hit four homer on the day as a four-run second inning was highlighted by Aaron Cornell’s three-run homer and a seven-run third inning — which ended the game by run rule) was sparked by Bryant’s three-run blast. Wallen was a perfect 3-for-3 with six runs batted in and three runs scored, while Cornell, Parker, Bryant, Brendon Barr and R.T. Stoup all had two hits apiece.

COACHES QUOTE: “Moss has a good ball club. They got two hits early, then we got a double play ball to get out of the inning. But we got runners on base, and we got hits with from the right people in the right spots.” — Roff head coach Ead Simon.

Team record: Roff 15-0

Game 2

Roff 13, Stuart 2

ROFF    131    71    —  13  11  1

STUART    100    10    —    2   3  3

   Jesse Cashman and Brendon Barr. Dalton Little and Zack Mabry. WP-Cashman (3-0). LP-Little. HR-Jesse Cashman 2 (5), Brendan McCurry (10), R.T. Stoup (3)(R). 2B-Jimmy Roberts (S). HL-Cashman 3-3, 2 HR, 2 RS, 2 RBI; Aaron Cornell 2-3, 4 RS; Dayne Parker 2-4 (R).

NOTEWORTHY: The Tigers broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run second inning, highlighted by the first of two solo home runs by Jesse Cashman. After  Cashman’s second solo shot in the third, Roff broke the game open with a seven-run fourth inning, thanks to a two-run homer by Brendan McCurry (which now is his 114th career home run as his record total continues to climb) and a three-run shot by R.T. Stoup. Cashman was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two runs batted in to aid his own cause as he scattered two runs on three hits over five innings of work in the run-rule victory. Aaron Cornell and Dayne Parker each had two hits for Roff.

COACHES QUOTE: “The game was a lot closer. We just had that big inning to break it open.” — Roff head coach Ead Simon.

Team records: Roff 16-0

Up next: Roff at Plainview, today, 4:30 p.m.

At Byng

Durant 7, Byng 4

DURANT    002    001    4    —  7  12  2

BYNG    021    001    0    —  4    3  6

   Kevin Williams, Travis Smith (7) and Keaton Webb. Blake Wheat, Mason Groves (7) and Chaise Haley. WP-Williams (1-0). LP-Wheat. Sv-Smith (1). 2B-Webb 2 (D); Jake Scroggins (B). HL-Webb 3-5, 3 RBIs, RS; Josh Brown 2-5, RS; Robert Ragle 2-3 (D). Scroggins 1-3, RS; Groves 1-2, RBI, RS (B).

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