- Ada, Oklahoma


August 30, 2013

Byng, Roff coast to semifinals

Roff —

Top seed Byng and tournament host Roff didn’t exactly turn in dazzling performances, but both teams did enough to advance and set up an interesting semifinal showdown.

Byng — which stayed unbeaten at 10-0 on the year — managed just one base hit in the contest but moved past Oktaha 4-1 in one first-round matchup while Roff (6-4) used a six-run outburst in the bottom of the third and coasted past Moss 9-1 in six innings on the first day of the 34th Annual Roff Fall Tournament Thursday afternoon at Tiger Field. Asher met the Byng Junior Varsity and Latta battled Colbert in the two late first-round gams.

Byng and Roff will do battle in tonight’s 7 p.m. semifinal contest while Moss and Oktaha are scheduled to meet today at 2:30 p.m. The Latta-Colbert winner takes on the Asher-Byng JV winner at 5:30 p.m. in another semifinal showdown.

Roff 9, Moss 1

Moss grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, loading the bases on a pair of walks and a hit batter with just one out. Roff head coach Ead Simon opted to replace starting pitcher C.J. Johnson with Mike Anderson and after an error-aided run score, Anderson shut the door on the Pirates. He struck out 10 in the 6.2 innings he pitched and allowed just three hits.

Roff loaded the bases in the bottom of the first with no outs and ended up having nothing to show for it. Moss hurler Easton Elliott recorded a strikeout and then got Rayce Stephens to ground into a double play to end the inning with the Pirates still leading 1-0.

“I have two different teams and that’s not the good one,” Simon said following the win. “We’re not good enough when you load the bases not to maximize your scoring opportunities.”

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