Hunter Larsh fired a three-hit shutout as the fourth-ranked Roff Tigers captured a Class A baseball district crown with a 4-0 victory Friday over Crowder.
Larsh allowed no walks and struck out seven in working all seven innings for the win.
Jacob Jones went 1-for-2 from the plate and knocked in a run, while Mike Anderson and Larsh were each 1-for-2 and scored a run as Roff finished with five hits.
The Tigers advance to regionals, which begin on Thursday. A site and time have yet to be determined.
Reed homers three times
in two district playoff wins for Roff
ROFF — Dalton Reed hit three homers on the day as the Roff Tigers rolled to a pair of Class A district baseball playoff victories Thursday over Vanoss, 12-0 in three innings, and Crowder, 4-1.
Reed launched two three-run homers against the Wolves as he went 2-for-2 from the plate with six runs batted in and three runs scored. Teammate Andy Antonio was 2-for-2 with a solo homer and three runs scored for the Tigers, who compiled nine hits. Zach Lewis went 2-for-2 with a double and scored three times.
C.J. Johnson worked all three innings from the mound as he surrendered just one hit.
Roff scored three runs in the first, added four more in the second and scored five times in the third to end the run-rule contest.
Against Crowder, Reed hit a solo homer and Mike Anderson got the pitching win as he gave up just four hits and struck out seven in working all seven innings.
Cruz Villafranco went 2-for-3 with a double and scored a run, while Lewis also contributed a double in the Tigers’ seven-hit assault.
No. 6 Latta wins district title on the road
AMBER-POCASSET — The sixth-ranked Latta Panthers claimed a Class A District championship on Friday with a 12-2 run-rule win over host Amber-Pocasset 12-2.
On Thursday, Latta defeated Calumet 21-9 and Am-Po 12-0 to work into the district driver’s seat. Latta will move into the regional tournament on Thursday with an 18-7 record.
“That wasn’t an easy district. Both of those teams were pretty good. We pitched it well for the most part, and we caught it well. We did a lot of positive things, but we will have to be better next week,” said veteran Latta head coach Eddie Collins.
Brady Johnson went the distance and got the win on the mound, allowed just one hit in the five-inning affair.
Latta scored six runs in the first to jump out to the early lead. The Panthers had 11 hits in the contest and committed one error.
Parker Henderson finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBIs to lead the LHS offense. Tristan Monroe was also perfect at the plate, as he went 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI. Treston Tully went 1-for-1 with an RBI and scored two runs. Austin Simpson had two hits with an RBI and a run scored. Ty Hoppe was 1-for-2 with two RBIs in the contest.