Latta 4, Rock Creek 0
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Tyler Reeves and Ryan Stoup. Ammons and Shelton. WP-Reeves (1-1). LP-Ammons. HR-Dalton Brown (L). 2B-Robert Simpson (L). HL-Brown 2-4, RS, 3 RBIs; Wacey Henderson 1-4, RBI; Reeves 1-3 (L).
NOTEWORTHY: Latta sophomore ace Tyler Reeves shackled the powerful Rock Creek lineup (which had scored 26 runs in three games at last week’s Tupelo Tournament) on just two hits and needed just 74 pitches to post his first victory of the season. Reeves, who lost a tough 2-1 decision to Class A No. 1 Dale in his last start, struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter. Latta second baseman Tyler Gillum accounted for nine of the Mustangs’ 21 outs with seven assists and two putouts. The Panthers will host Olive and Stonewall in a three-way today that will feature the return of former Latta assistant Derek Collins (now the Olive head coach) to face his father, Latta head man Eddie Collins, for the first time.
COACHES QUOTE: “Tyler threw it real well. He was real efficient. Rock Creek is a tough place to play. It was one of those games where you needed to pitch it and catch it, and that’s what we did.” — Latta coach Eddie Collins.
Team Record: Latta 6-2.
Up Next: Latta vs. Olive, 3:30 p.m.; Stonewall vs. Olive, 5:30 p.m.; Latta vs. Stonewall, 7:30 at Latta Festival.
Roff 15, Stonewall 5
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Josh Scribner, J. P. Maples (5), Seth Skokos (5) and Bronson Gore. Caleb Burrows, Aaron Cornell (2) and Colton Lancaster. WP-Cornell (2-0). LP-Scribner. HR-Lancaster 2, Michael Singleton (R). 2B-Michael Albritton, Lancaster (R), Maples (S). HL-Cornell 3-4, 2 RS; Albritton 3-4, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Lancaster 3-4, 2 HR, 7 RBIs; Singleton 1-4, RS, 3 RBIs (R); Gore 1-2, 2 RBIs; Maples 1-2, Scribner 1-3, 2 RBIs (S).
NOTEWORTHY: Senior Colton Lancaster homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs, and Michael Singleton hit a walkoff three-run homer to cap a 10-run fifth inning as Roff turned a close game into a run-rule victory over Stonewall. Lancaster’s three-run blast gave Roff a 3-0 lead in the first, then, after the Longhorns had rallied to take a 5-3 lead with a three-run third that featured a two-run single by Josh Scribner, Lancaster doubled home one run and Dayne Parker singled home another in the Tigers’ two-run fourth. Roff had seven hits in the fifth against three Stonewall pitchers. Winning pitcher Aaron Cornell and senior Michael Albritton — the top two hitters in the Tiger batting order — combined for six hits, five runs scored and two RBIs.
COACHES QUOTE: “We’re still doing a lot of stuff that we’re going to improve on. We’re going to get a whole lot better as we get into the meat of our season.” — Roff coach Ead Simon.
Team Records: Roff 8-3, Stonewall 3-6.
Up Next: Roff at Silo, 4:30 p.m. today; Stonewall vs. Olive, 5:30; Stonewall vs. Latta, 7:30 p.m. today at Latta Festival.
Roff 7, Stratford 0
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Courtney Harris and Emily Readnour. Jodie Byers and Spencer Phillips. WP-Byers (5-4). LP-Harris. HL-Kati Bailey 1-2, 2 RBIs; Catie Tolliver 1-3, 3 RS; Byers 1-3, 2 RBIs (R).
NOTEWORTHY: Roff bounced back from its shutout losses to Tupelo and Coleman at last week’s Coleman tournament with the easy victory over Stratford. Jodie Byers tossed a two-hitter and struck out eight, and she and Kati Bailey had two-run singles in a four-run third inning that broke the game open.
COACHES QUOTE: “We really needed a win coming out of the tournament. It was good to come back and play at home and relax and go play.” — Roff coach Kathy Gregson.
Team Record: Roff 5-4.
Up Next: Roff at Moss, 4 p.m. today.
This Week's Circulars
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- Trio of local girls players named double All-Staters
- ECU's Crutchfield accepts job at Oregon
- Man convicted in beating case set to go free
- Ada Student accepted into Youth Leadership Oklahoma
- State Highway 19 project underway
- Slain pastor's wife, another arrested
- Sections of Crazy Corner will temporarily close
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