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McCarter helps Roff knock off Allen

Mar. 21—ROFF — Sophomore Lane McCarter had a big day at the plate to help the Roff Tigers knock off Pontotoc County rival Allen 6-3 Tuesday at Tiger Field.

Roff, ranked No. 6 in Class B, improved to 6-4 on the year, while the Mustangs slipped to 2-5.

The Tigers invite Antlers and Moyers to town at 3:30 pm. today for a home festival before traveling to Stonewall at 4 p.m. Friday. Allen is scheduled to host Class B No. 5 Kiowa at 4 p.m. today and Savanna is set to visit Allen at noon Friday.

Roff 6, Allen 3

The game was tied at 3-3 before Roff scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take the lead for good.

The Tigers managed just four total hits but McCarter came up with three himself. He went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored for Roff. Trey Humphers had the only other RHS base knock.

Allen finished with six hits, led by Brogan Goodson who went 2-for-2. Alex Hill went 1-for-2 with a double and Gage Lockhart drove in two runs for the Mustangs.

Kaden Darnell earned the pitching win for Roff. He struck out seven, walked none and allowed no earned runs in five innings. Jaxon Austin tossed two innings of scoreless relief for the Tigers with four strikeouts and four walks.

Bodee Garrett absorbed the loss for the Mustangs. He struck out four, walked five and allowed three earned runs in 4.2 innings.

Host Caney shuts down LattaCANEY — Host Caney shut out Latta over the final five innings and edged the Panthers 5-2 in a Tuesday night matchup.

Coach Dillon Atkinson's club, ranked No. 7 in Class 2A, dipped to 3-2 on the year, while Class B No. 9 Caney improved to 6-4.

Latta travels to Stonewall at 4:30 p.m. today and then takes off for Prague at 5 p.m. Friday.

Caney 5, Latta 2

Courtesy runner Carter Freeze scored on a balk and later in the second inning, Landon Fortner drew a bases-loaded walk to force in a run that put Latta ahead 2-1.

The Panthers managed just one hit — a single by Andrew Morrow with one out in the top of the sixth — over the final five frames.

Caney hurler Zach Bagby kept the LHS offense in check. He struck out seven, walked five and allowed just one earned run in a complete-game outing. Jonah Boyington absorbed the mound loss for Latta. He struck out one and walked three in four innings. Ryder Perry was solid in relief for the locals. He struck out four and walked one over the final two innings.

Boyington and Landon Wolfe had the only other Latta hits in the contest.

Nick Keener finished 1-for-2 with a two-run homer for the Cougars. Cooper Willis finished 2-for-3 in Caney's six-hit offense.

Dale turns back Tupelo, 7-6

DALE — The Tupelo Tigers saw a late rally fall just short in a 7-6 loss to Dale in a Tuesday night road game.

Tupelo, ranked No. 3 in Class B, fell to 3-2 on the year while Class 2A No. 4 Dale improved to 2-3. The Tigers had defeated the Pirates 8-1 back on March 12.

"We just didn't throw enough strikes to win," said veteran THS head coach Clay Weller.

The Tigers travel to Class B No 15 Boswell Friday evening.

Dale 7, Tupelo 6

Sophomore Briesan Bastible got things started for Tupelo in the top of the seventh inning when he was hit by a pitch. Ryder Johnson reached on a two-out error to give the Tigers runners at first and second.

Cash Wafford delivered a run-scoring single to get the Tigers within 7-6 but Tupelo stranded two base runners to end the game.

Tupelo out-hit Dale 11-5, led by Colton Bourland who finished 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Both Nate Medcalf and Luke Foreman finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Leadoff hitter Taecyn Meek also went 2-for-4 with a walk and scored two runs.

Jett Higdon led a five-hit Dale offense, going 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Dayton Forsythe went 1-for1 with three walks, an RBI and three runs scored from the top of the Pirates' lineup.

Jaxon Andrews scooped up the pitching win in relief for Dale. He struck out two, walked two and allowed no earned runs in three innings.

Three Tupelo pitchers combined for two strikeouts, seven walks and three hit batters.

Stonewall streak comes to an endSTONEWALL — The Stonewall Longhorns couldn't get the bats going and couldn't overcome five errors in a 10-1 loss to Ripley at home Friday night.

The Longhorns, ranked No. 19 in Class A, had won eight straight games to start the season. The Warriors, ranked No. 6 in Class A, are now 14-0 on the spring.

Coach Dillon Monday's club now hosts a pair of local opponents — Latta at 4:30 pm. today and Roff at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Ripley 10, Stonewall 1

The Warriors led just 2-1 before scoring four runs in the top of the fourth inning and four more in the top of the fifth to pull away.

Stonewall came up with four hits in the contest by four different players — singles by Mika Matt, Taegus Pogue, Tyler Larsh and Gage Brady.

Ripley managed just three hits but took advantage of the SHS errors, five walks and four hit batters.

Blake Clinesmith went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored for Ripley and Luke Lundy finished 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Cashton McIntire had the other base hit for the Warriors and also drove in a run.

Bryce Smith earned the mound win for the visitors. He struck out eight, walked one and allowed just one earned run in five innings.