Record: Roff is 12-3
Up Next: Roff vs. Hinton 12:30 today at Amber-Pocasset Tournament.
Tuesday, April 1
Dale 8, Latta 7
LATTA 002 005 0 — 7 5 3
DALE 214 000 1 — 8 6 2
Parker Henderson, Kade Hayes (2), Brady Johnson (4) and Carter Kessinger (6) and Ty Hoppe (6). Hunter Pinkston and Gage Ross. WP-Pinkston. LP-Kessinger. HR-Skyler Martin, Xavier Lanham (D). 2B-Nick Wilson (L), Hunter Sanford (D). HL-Hayes 1-5, 2 RS, RBI; Henderson 3-4, 2 RBIs; Wilson 1-4, RS (L). Lanham 2-4, 2RS, 2 RBIs; Martin 1-4, RS, RBI. Chase Byndas 1-4, RS; Pinkston 1-4, RS. Sanford 1-4, RS (D).
NOTEWORTHY: No. 5 Latta and No. 2 Dale squared off on Tuesday in what turned out to be another epic battle between the two Class 2A powers. A sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh gave Dale the 8-7 victory. Dale led 7-2 heading into the sixth inning. Latta scored five runs to tie it up. Latta held Dale in the bottom of the sixth, but the Pirates started the seventh with a single by Xavier Lanham. Lanham moved to second after a walk was issued to Martin. Gage Ross laid down a sacrifice bunt to move both runners over. An intentional walk was issued to Dalton Tillison to load the bases with one out. Joe Buckendorff then hit a sac fly to center to end the game. Lanham finished 2-4, with two runs scored and two RBIs to pace Dale. Latta was led by Parker Henderson who finished 3-4 at the plate and had two RBIs.
Up Next: Latta vs. Bridge Creek 1:30 p.m. today at Newcastle Tournament.
Monday, March 31
Latta 12, Tupelo 0
LATTA 305 31 — 12 11 1
TUPELO 000 00 — 0 1 2
Tristen Wood and Ty Hoppe. Caleb Watson and Tyler Daffern. WP-Wood. LP-Watson. HR-Kade Hayes (L), 2B-Hoppe 2 (L). HL-Austin Simpson 2-4, 2 RS; Hayes 1-4, RS, RBI; Brady Johnson 1-3, 2 RS, RBI; Hoppe 3-4, 2 RS; Michael Alexander 1-4, RS; Carter Kessinger 1-4, 2 RS; Tristan Monroe 1-4; Nick Wilson 1-4 (L). Corey McCollum 1-2 (T).
NOTEWORTHY: The Latta Panthers got back in the win column on Monday at Tupelo. The Panthers pounded out 11 hits en route to the 12-0 victory. Kade Hayes led off the game with a solo home run as the Panthers scored three runs in the first. They tacked on five more runs in the third and a single run in the fourth and fifth for the run rule win. Tristen Wood only gave up one hit as he picked up the win on the mound.