Stonewall knocks off Tupelo

Stonewall’s Breann Gipson and her Lady Longhorns beat Pontotoc Conference rival Tupelo 13-1 in a three-inning, run-rule game Tuesday afternoon in a battle of ranked teams. Both Class 2A’s 14th-ranked Lady ’Horns and Class A’s fourth-ranked Lady Tigers will be in action this afternoon at the Stonewall Invitational Tournament.

Photo by Richard R. Barron
Ada Evening News

Tuesday’s Games

SOFTBALL

At Tupelo

Stonewall 13, Tupelo 1

STONEWALL    (11)11    —  13  13  1

TUPELO    100    —    1    4  3

   Amanda Transue and Lyndsay Daffren. Landra Nelson and Chesna Henry. WP-Transue. LP-Nelson (6-3). HR-Breann Gipson, Kaitlynn Wright (S). 2B-Miller, Kim Helms (S); Nelson (T). HL-Cheyenne Miller 2-2, 3 RBIs; Gipson 2-3, 2 RS, RBI; Daffren 2-2, 2 RS, RBI; Transue 2-2; Wright 2-3, RS, 3 RBIs (S). Shanna Davidson 2-2, RS (T).

NOTEWORTHY: Stonewall (No. 14 in Class 2A) got home runs from Kaitlynn Wright and Breann Gipson and cruised to the surprisingly easy victory over Tupelo (No. 4 in Class A). Wright’s three-run home run was the big blow in an 11-run, first-inning explosion by the Lady Longhorns, who outhit the Lady Tigers 13-4. Gipson’s solo shot in the third inning ended the game on the run rule after winning pitcher Amanda Transue retired Tupelo in the bottom of the inning. Wright, Gipson, Transue, Cheyenne Miller and Lyndsay Daffren had two hits apiece for Stonewall, while Shanna Davidson was 2-for-4 and scored Tupelo’s only run in the loss.

COACHES QUOTE: “They hit it pretty well. We had a couple of chances to make plays, but they just hit it where we weren’t.” — Tupelo head coach Jason Goostree.

“We really hit it hard. Even the outs Tupelo made, we put it in play. That’s probably the best we’ve hit it as a team. It was a real good win.” — Stonewall head coach Christie Jennings.

Team records: Tupelo 6-3

Up next: Stonewall vs. Asher, 1 p.m., Tupelo vs. Allen, 2 p.m., today at Stonewall Invitational Tournament.

At Moss

Moss 13, Latta 11

LATTA    404    300    0    —  11  14  3

MOSS    141    016    x    —  13  18  2

   Siera Green and Cheyenne Crews. Moss battery NA. WP-NA. LP-Green (3-6). 3B-Amy Hooser (L). 2B-Keeli Kessinger 2, Devin Lyon 2, Taylor McDonald (L). HL-Sara Miller 2-3, 2 RS, RBI; McDonald 2-4, 2 RS, RBI; Kessinger 3-3, 3 RS, 3 RBIs; Lyon 3-4, RS, 3 RBIs; Hooser 1-3, RS (L).

NOTEWORTHY: Moss (No. 2 in Class A) scored seven runs in its last two at-bats to wipe out an 11-6 Latta lead and steal the victory. The Lady Pirates still trailed 13-7 heading to the bottom of the sixth before scoring six times on seven hits to take their first lead since the second inning. Keeli Kessinger and Devin Lyon had three hits and three RBIs apiece for Latta. Kessinger had a two-run double in a four-run first inning and added an RBI double in the fourth, and Lyon had an RBI single in the first, an RBI double in Latta’s four-run third inning and an RBI double in the third. Sara Miller and Taylor McDonald added two hits apiece in the loss.

COACHES QUOTE: “It was a good, hard-fought ball game. (Moss) just put in play like a quality ballclub should. Our offense kind of sputtered the last three innings.” — Latta head coach Jim Foster.

Up next: Latta vs. Elk City today, 10 a.m. at Washington Lady Warrior Invitational. 

At Coalgate

Sulphur 6, Coalgate 4

(9 Innings)

SULPHUR    000    220    002    —  6  16  1

COALGATE    300    000    100    —  4  15  4

   Sierra McCurry and Taylor Flowers. Tandra Elkins and Haley Williamson. WP-McCurry (5-2). LP-Elkins (1-2). 2B-Chelsea Reeves (S). HL-Reeves 4-5, 2 RS, RBI; Taylor Edgar 2-3, RBI; McCurry 2-4, 2 RS, RBI; Kylie Stout 2-4, RBI; Destiny Rodgers 2-4, RS; Kenzie Ramer 1-5, 2 RBis (S). Jade Ward 2-4, RS, RBI; Leslie Parker 2-3, RBI; Lacy Goldings 2-3, RBI; Miranda Hix 2-3; Kasey Trentham 2-4, Elkins 1-4, RBI; Kyrstan Glasco 2-4, RS (C).

NOTEWORTHY: Chelsea Reeves had four hits, including a tie-breaking RBI double in the top of the ninth, as Sulphur (No. 19 in Class 5A) edged Coalgate. Tandra Elkins scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings after Sulphur had scored two runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth to erase an early 3-0 Coalgate lead. Reeves finished 4-for-5 and scored twice and Taylor Edgar, Kylie Stout, Destiny Rodgers and winning pitcher Sierra McCurry had two hits apiece for Sulphur. Leslie Parker, Lacy Goldings, Miranda Hix, Kasey Trentham and Kyrstan Glasco had two hits apiece to pace Coalgate’s 15-hit attack.

COACHES QUOTE: “This was a pretty good defensive ball game. Both of us made plays when we had to. We stranded way too many runners; only scoring six runs from 16 hits means a lot of scoring opportunities were missed.” — Sulphur head coach Blake Crawford.

Team records: Sulphur 5-2, Coalgate 2-7.

Up next: Sulphur vs. Stuart noon, Coalgate vs. Kiowa 3 p.m., today at Stonewall Invitational Tournament.

At Byng

Game 1

Byng 7, Roff 6

ROFF    300    120    0    —  6  16  1

BYNG    012    000    4    —  7  16  3

   Bianca Ott and Magan Kile. Cheyenne Counts and Brooke Pinson. WP-Counts (1-0). LP-Ott (6-4). 2B-Ott, Tera Otis (R); Counts (B). 3B-Raygn Geiger (B). HL-Otis 2-4, 2 RS; J.J. Stewart 2-4, RS; Taylor Canida 2-3, 3 RBI, RS; Tori Thomas 2-3, RBI; Casey Kelly 2-3, RBI; Jordan Grinstead 2-3; Monica Miller 2-3 (R). Counts 2-4, RBI; Geiger 2-2; Tiffany Owens 2-4, RS; Ashley Scott 2-4, 2 RS, RBI; Presli Manuel 2-3, 2 RBI; Breana Warner 2-3, 2 RS; Stasha Chronister 1-3, GW-RBI (B).

Game 2

Roff 15, Byng 5

ROFF    360    06    —  15  16  2

BYNG    300    02    —    5    9  5

   Bianca Ott and Magan Kile. Stasha Chronister and Brooke Pinson. WP-Ott (7-4). LP-Chronister (4-8). 2B-J.J. Stewart, Catie Tolliver (R); Presli Manuel (B). HL-Tolliver 4-4, 4 RBIs, 3 RS; Stewart 2-4, 2 RBIs, 2 RS; Tera Otis 2-3, 2 RBIs, RS; Kile 2-3, RBI; Skyler Grinstead 2-2, RS (R). Cheyenne Counts 2-3, RS; Taylor Haley 2-2; Chronister 1-2, 2 RBIs (B).

Monday’s Games

At Coalgate Festival

Tushka 5, Coalgate 3

TUSHKA    041    000    0    —  5  8  4

COALGATE    010    020    0    —  3  7  6

   Cops and Moore. Tandra Elkins and Haley Williams. WP-Cops. LP-Elkins (0-1). 2B-Cook (T). HL-Cook 2-4, Wilhite 2-4, Faulkenberry 2-3, RS (T). Cherokee Acker 1-3, RBI; Jessica Luellen 1-3, RBI; Elkins 2-3, RS (C).

NOTEWORTHY: Tushka built an early 4-0 lead and held on for the victory. Tandra Elkins was 2-for-3 for Coalgate in the loss.

Coalgate 4, Wanette 3

WANETTE    003    000    0    —  3  3  3

COALGATE    100    012    x    —  4  6  4

   Brittany Nelson and Brianna Walker. Tandra Elkins and Haley Williams. WP-Elkins (1-1). LP-Nelson. 2B-Miranda Hix (C). HL-Kyrstan Glasco 1-2, RS; Hix 1-3, 2 RBIs; Jessica Luellen 1-2, RBI (C).

NOTEWORTHY: Miranda Hix stroked a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the sixth to give Coalgate the come-from-behind victory. Tandra Elkins tossed a three-hitter for her first victory of the season.

Team records: Coalgate 2-6

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AREA SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 1

Sulphur vs. Stuart, noon; Dale vs. Calera, noon; Stonewall vs. Asher, 1 p.m.; Turner vs. Tushka, 1 p.m.; Allen vs. Tupelo, 2 p.m.; Weleetka vs. Maud, 2 p.m.; Coalgate vs. Kiowa, 3 p.m.; Vanoss vs. Coleman, 3 p.m. at Stonewall Invitational Tournament.

Calvin at Wilson (Henryetta), DH, 4:30 p.m.

Latta vs. Elk City, 10 a.m.; Byng vs. Merritt, 10 a.m.; Roff vs. Valliant, noon; Konawa vs. Arapaho, noon, at Washington Lady Warrior Invitational.

Sasakwa at Strother, 5 p.m.

Wayne vs. Maysville, 9 a.m.; Stratford vs. Dibble, 10:15 a.m.; Wayne vs. Fox, 11:30 a.m.; Dibble vs. Elmore City-Pernell, 12:45 p.m.; Maysville vs. Fox, 2 p.m.; Stratford vs. Elmore City-Pernell, 3:15 p.m., consolation championship, 4:30 p.m.; 3rd-place game, 5:45 p.m.; championship, 7 p.m., Big 8 Conference Tournament at Stratford.

Macomb at Wanette, 4 p.m.

Monday, April 5

Coalgate, Roff at Coalgate Festival, TBA.

Konawa at Maud, 6 p.m.

Wewoka at Latta, 4 p.m.

Sasakwa at Little River Conference Tournament, TBA.

Stonewall at Butner, 4:30 p.m.

Stratford at Elmore City-Pernell, 5:30 p.m.

Wanette at Tupelo, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 6

Allen at Stonewall, 4 p.m.

Asher at Calvin, 4:30 p.m.

Dale at Byng, 5 p.m.

Coalgate, Konawa at Konawa Festival, 4:30 p.m.

Sulphur at Latta, 6 p.m.

Roff at Roff Festival, TBA.

Stratford at Maysville, 5:30 p.m.

Moss at Tupelo, 4 p.m.

Vanoss at Wanette, 4 p.m.

 

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