Tough Tuesday for Ada, Latta

Ada shortstop Elizabeth Redman attempts to tag Makenzi Lamb during their game at the Byng Back To School Classic. The Lady Cougars and Lady Panthers both suffered losses Tuesday, and they both return to action today, with Ada hosting Dale and Latta at the Prague Tournament.

Richard R. Barron
The Ada News


Tuesday's Games


At Coalgate

Coalgate 6, Latta 3

LATTA 100 101 0 —  3  9  2

COALGATE 004 020 x —  6  9  0

     Savanna Humphrey and Tyler Whitney. Luci Palmer and Kaci Trentham. WP-Palmer. LP-Humphrey (2-5). 2B-Trentham, Shelby Martindale (C). HL-Chandler Green 2-3, Madison Abney 2-4, RS, RBI; Makenzi Lamb 2-4 (L); Martindale 3-4, RS; Sandmann 2-3, RS (C).

NOTEWORTHY: Luci Palmer scattered nine hits, and she and Kaci Trentham had big hits in a four-run third-inning rally that carried Coalgate past Latta. Trentham had a two-run double and Palmer added an RBI single in the third, after Latta had taken a 1-0 lead in the first. Shelby Martindale was 3-for-4 to pace Coalgate's nine-hit attack, and Chandler Green, Madison Abney and Makenzi Lamb had two hits apiece for the Lady Panthers in the loss.

COACHES QUOTE: "We looked better today. We had opportunities to score runs and never did come up with a hit." — Latta coach Jim Foster.

Team Records: Latta 2-8

Up Next: Latta vs. Prague today, 10 a.m. at Prague Tournament.


At Moss

Stonewall 7, Moss 5

STONEWALL 101 002 3 —  7    5  3

MOSS 310 010 0 —  5  10  7

     Tana Davis and Breann Gipson. Bailey Wingo and Laney Hill. WP-Davis (4-2). LP-Wingo. 3B-Gipson (S). 2B-Tylon Coleman (M). HL-Gipson 1-4, RBI; Davis 1-4, RBI; Lyndsay Daffern 1-4, Allie Denson 1-3, Tameka Hamilton 1-3 (S); Coleman 3-4 (M).

NOTEWORTHY: Winning pitcher Tana Davis delivered an RBI single to highlight a three-run seventh-inning rally as Stonewall came back from late 5-2 deficit to beat Class B No. 8 Moss for the second time in less than a week. Tameka Hamilton started the Stonewall seventh with a single, then an error and a fielder's choice loaded the bases ahead of the hit by Davis to tie the score. Stonewall's other two runs in the inning scored on a passed ball and a fielder's choice. 

COACHES QUOTE: "We did a lot of good things on the basepaths. We just have to get our bats going." — Stonewall coach Brian Davis.

Team Records: Stonewall 4-2 

Up Next: Stonewall vs. Wynnewood or Ripley today, 5:30 p.m. at Asher Tournament. 


At Asher Tournament

Winner's Bracket

Stratford 6, Allen 2

STRATFORD 300 21 —  6  5  0

ALLEN 000 11 —  2  4  2

     Madison Gaines and Deamber Barrett. Sandra Howshar and Erin Warren. WP-Gaines. LP-Howshar (2-2). 2B-Meagan Beavert, Tessa Black, Savannah Brown (A); Lacey Hatter, Teri Hart, Lacy Hillis (S). HL-Meagan Beavert 1-2, RBI (A), Caylee Fulp 1-3, 2 RBIs; Hillis 1-2, 2 RBIs (S).

NOTEWORTHY: Madison Gaines scattered four hits, and Caylee Fulp doubled home two runs in a three-run first-inning rally as Stratford advanced to the winner's bracket semifinals. The Lady Bulldogs outhit Allen just 5-4 but took advantage of six walks in the victory.

Team Records: Allen 3-4, Stratford 8-3. 


Stratford 5, Asher 2

STRATFORD 001 04 —  5  12  2

ASHER 001 10 —  2    9  1

     Madison Gaines and Deamber Barrett. Kasadi Reimers and Alisha Huggins. WP-Gaines (7-2). LP-Reimers. 3B-Barrett (S). 2B-Caylee Fulp (S). HL-Barrett 2-3, RS; Morgan Tice 2-2, RS, RBI; Lacey Hatter 2-3, RS, RBI; Teri Hart 2-3, RBI; Fulp 1-3, 2 RBIs (S).

NOTEWORTHY: Madison Gaines allowed nine hits but just two runs en route to her ninth win of the season, and Caylee Fulp had a two-run double in a four-run fifth-inning rally that carried Stratford to the victory over host Asher. Stratford took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third on a leadoff single by Deamber Barrett and a single by Morgan Tice but trailed 2-1 heading to the fifth. Fulp gave the Lady Bulldogs the lead with her double, and Lacey Hatter and Teri Hart added RBI singles later in the inning. Hatter, Tice, Barrett and Hart each had two of Stratford's 12 hits. 

COACHES QUOTE: "We're playing very confident softball now." — Stratford coach Tony Prichard.

Team Records: Stratford 9-3, Asher 3-2.

Up Next: Stratford vs. Stonewall or Wynnewood Saturday, 2 p.m., in winner's bracket final.


Loser's Bracket

Allen 2, Vanoss 0

ALLEN 200 00 —  2  5  2

VANOSS 000 00 —  0  1  3

     Cheyenne Nickell, Sandra Howshar (5) and Erin Warren. Taylor Smith and Brittany Blankenship. WP-Nickell (2-2). LP-Smith (2-6). 2B-Howshare, Savannah Brown (A). HL-Beyla Skelton 2-2, RS; Savannah Brown 2-2, Howshar 1-1, 2 RBIs (A).

NOTEWORTHY: Sandra Howshar doubled home two first-inning runs and, and she and starting pitcher Cheyenne Nickell combined on a one-hitter as Allen eliminated Vanoss. Beyla Skelton went 2-for-2 and scored a run, and Savannah Brown added two hits for the Lady Mustangs.

COACHES QUOTE: "We're still learning. We've been hitting but we have to get hits with runners in scoring position." — Allen coach Jeremy Strong.

"The girls are working hard and working to get better. I am pleased with our effort." — Vanoss coach John Impson.

Team Records: Allen 4-4, Vanoss 2-6

Up Next: Allen vs. Ripley tonight, 8:30 p.m. in loser's bracket; Vanoss vs. Mill Creek, 4 p.m., Mill Creek vs. Calvin, 5 p.m., Vanoss vs. Calvin, 6 p.m. tonight at Vanoss Festival.


At Roff

Roff 4, Tupelo 0

TUPELO 000 000 0 —  0    1  2

ROFF 110 020 x —  4  10  1

     Phylisha Chamberlain and Kelsie Warner. Taylor Canida and Casey Kelley. WP-Canida (9-0). LP-Chamberlain. 2B-Kelsey Anderson 2 (R). HL-Brittany Sanders 1-3 (T); Anderson 3-4, RS, RBI; Tayler House 2-3, RS; Canida 2-3, RBI; Kaylea Riley 1-3, 2 RBIs (R).

NOTEWORTHY: Taylor Canida tossed her seventh shutout in nine starts, allowing only a fourth-inning single by Brittany Sanders, as Roff remained unbeaten with the win over area rival Tupelo. Kelsey Anderson had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in a run for the host Lady Tigers, who also got two hits from Tayler House, two hits and an RBI from Canida and two RBIs from Kaylea Riley.

COACHES QUOTE: "We played solid defense behind Taylor. Tupelo did a good job of putting the ball in play." — Roff coach Kathy Gregson.

Team Records: Roff 9-0

Up Next: Roff at Davis Friday, 4:30 p.m.


At Pauls Valley

Pauls Valley 7, Ada 2

ADA 011 000 0 —  2    6  2

PAULS VALLEY 400 102 x —  7  13  2

     Leah Huling and Kendal Johnson. Upton and Mars. WP-Upton. LP-Mars. 3B-Upton (P). 2B-Brittney Lee (A), Mars (P). HL-Lee 2-3, RS; Bree Foster 2-3, RBI; Huling 1-2, Johnson 1-3 (A); Upton 3-4, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Mars 3-4, 2 RS, 2 RBIs (P).

NOTEWORTHY: Pauls Valley pounded out 13 hits and took control with a four-run first inning in beating Ada. Brittney Lee and Bree Foster had two hits apiece to key the Lady Cougars' six-hit attack.

Team Records: Ada 9-6

Up Next: Dale at Ada today, 4:30 p.m.



At Roff

Dale 8, Roff 4

DALE 310 040 0 —  8  11  1

ROFF 200 000 2 —  4  7  1

      Hunter Pinkston, Dalton Tillison (7) and Gage Ross. Andrew Anderson, C. J. Johnson (5), Hunter Larsh (5) and Trucker Lee. WP-Pinkston. LP-Anderson. HR-Pinkston, Ross (D), Dalton Reed (R). 2B-Tillison 2, Evan Anderson, Taylor Smith, Tanner Nelson (D), Andy Antonio (R). HL-Pinkston 3-4, RS, 3 RBIs (D); Lee 3-4, RS; Reed 1-3, 2 RS, 2 RBIs (R).

NOTEWORTHY: Dale, the defending Class A fall champion, broke the game open with a four-run fifth-inning rally and held on to beat Roff. Winning pitcher Hunter Pinkston drove in three runs, and he and batterymate Gage Ross both hit two-run homers in the fifth. Roff freshman Dalton Reed hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh for the game's final two runs. 

COACHES QUOTE: "We're getting better. I'm starting to like this club a little more." — Roff coach Ead Simon.

Team Records: Roff 3-5

Up Next: Roff vs. Colbert today, 12:30 p.m. at Roff Fall Tournament.


At Rock Creek

Rock Creek 6, Tupelo 5

TUPELO 104 000 0 —  5  3  4

ROCK CREEK 203 010 x —  6  8  1

     Corey McCollum and Corby Ake. Cook, Hestily (3), Dill (7) and Hammond. WP-Hestily. LP-McCollum (1-2). 2B-Dill 2, Hammond (R). HL-Tyler Daffern 2-3 (T); Dill 2-3, 2 RS; Hammond 2-2, 3 RS (R).

NOTEWORTHY: Rock Creek snapped a 5-5 tie with a run in the bottom of the fifth to beat visiting Tupelo. Tyler Daffern had two of three hits for Tupelo, which committed four errors leading to three unearned runs. Three Rock Creek pitchers issued 12 walks, but the Tigers left 11 runners on base.

Team Records: Tupelo 3-4

Up Next: Dale at Tupelo Friday, 4:30 p.m.


At Latta

Latta 8, Silo 5

SILO 400 010 0 —  5  5  3

LATTA 420 002 x —  8  5  2

     Justin Hendricks and Tanner Clark. Tristen Wood, Kade Hayes (2) and Harris. WP-Hayes (2-0). LP-Hendricks. HR-K.C. Walls (S); Jake Collins (L). 2B-Collins, Hayes (L). HL-Walls 1-4, 3 RBIs, Leonard Sandler 2-3 (S); Collins 2-3, 3 RBIs, Hayes 1-4, 2 RBIs, Brady Johnson 1-3, RBI (L).

NOTEWORTHY: Latta spotted Silo a 4-0 lead in the top of the first before tying the game in the bottom of the first and then outscoring the visitors 4-1 the rest of the way to preserve the win. Kade Hayes pitched six strong innings of relief to earn the mound win. Jake Collins hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the second to put the Panthers on top for good and be finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Hayes had a big two-RBI double in the first while Brady Johnson added an RBI single. K.C. Wells blasted a three-run homer in the top of the first for Silo.

COACHES QUOTE: "It was a nice win. Kade came in and kind of held them at bay. We just have to fix some sloppiness we had along the way," — Latta head coach Eddie Collins.

Team Record: Latta 4-3.

Up Next: Latta vs. Moss tonight, 7 p.m. at Roff Tournament.

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