Roff, Latta secure baseball wins

Mar. 23—ROFF — The Roff Tigers had to hang on tight in a tense 9-8 home win over Antlers Thursday night.

Coach Derek Collins' bunch, ranked No. 6 in Class B, improved to 6-4 on the year, while Class 3A Antlers dropped to 4-3,

The Tigers are scheduled to head to Caddo at 4 p.m. on Monday. The Bruins are 5-1 and ranked No. 9 in Class A.

Roff 9, Antlers 8

This game was close all the way. Antlers jumped out to leads of 3-0 and 5-2 before Roff battled back. The Tigers scored twice in the bottom of the third and pushed across three runs in the fourth frame to surge ahead at 7-5.

The Bearcats knotted the score at 7-7 with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning and Roff answered with two runs of its own in the bottom half of the inning to regain the lead at 9-7.

Antlers tried to rally in the top of the sixth inning when W Vaughan led off with a double and later scored on a passed ball. However, reliever Gavin Wilson recorded back-to-back strikeouts before C Walls was thrown out trying to steal home for the final out of the game.

The contest was called due to a rainstorm after that.

Roff finished with eight total hits in the game. Trey Humphers led the way, going 3-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and three runs scored. He also had two stolen bases.

Lane McCarter and Wilson added two hits apiece. McCarter finished 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored and Wilson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Jaxon Austin hit a double for the hosts.

Kooper Johnson led Antlers at the plate. He finished 2-for-2 with two walks, a solo home run and a double. Zack Brame also had two hits for Antlers. K Kellum finished 1-for-1 with two walks, a double and three runs scored for the Bearcats.

Three Roff hurlers — Mason Dansby, Humphers and Wilson — combined for seven strikeouts and nine walks.

Littlefield twirls

no-hitter in Latta win

STONEWALL — Latta sophomore Reese Littlefield tossed a five-inning no-hitter and the Panthers shut out Stonewall 3-0 Thursday at Gibson Field.

Latta, ranked No. 7 in Class 2A, improved to 4-2 on the year while Class A No. 19 Stonewall fell to 9-2.

Latta has a pair of home games against Christian Heritage on Monday and Plainview on Tuesday.

The Longhorns are scheduled to compete at the Mill Creek Festival beginning at 1 p.m. today and will host Colbert on Monday.

Latta 3, Stonewall 0

Littlefield struck out four and walked just one batter in the impressive five-inning performance. He also led off the game with a double and scored on an RBI single by Deakon Smith to put the Panthers in front early at 1-0.

In the top of the fourth inning, Latta pushed across two more runs — the first on a sacrifice fly from Holden Lee. Another run scored on a Stonewall error during the same play.

The Panthers finished with six total hits from six different players.

Tyler Larsh was the hard-luck losing pitcher for Stonewall. He struck out two, walked two and allowed just one earned run in five innings.