Rangers win consolation title at Central Tiger Shootout
Roland defeated host Central 17-4 on Saturday afternoon to win the Central Tiger Shootout consolation championship.
The Rangers topped Braggs 14-0 Friday after losing 7-5 to Westville Thursday in their tournament opener.
Central downed Pocola 13-1 on Friday and the Tigers lost 8-1 to Vian in their first tournament contest Thursday.
Roland 17, Central 4
The Class 3A Rangers (4-14 overall) scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning Saturday at Tiger Field on their way to winning the consolation championship of the Central Tiger Shootout.
Roland led 2-0 at the end of the first frame before adding five in the third and three in the fourth to take a 10-4 advantage to the fifth. The 2A Tigers (8-11) scored two runs apiece in the bottom of the third and fourth innings.
Carson Wiggins’ double in the first inning scored one run and in the fifth Paden Pitts, Michael Taylor, Wiggins and Ross drove in runs for the Rangers.
Pitts, who went 4 for 5 at the plate, drove in four of Roland’s runs in the game.
Roland hit three home runs on the day. Konner Lewis homered in the third frame and Pitts and Wiggins registered four-baggers in the fifth.
Pitts (4 hits), Wiggins (3) and Ashton Peters and Avery Moya (2 each) had multiple hits for Roland and Taylor, Lewis, Ross and Colton Peters added one apiece.
Wiggins and Lewis drove in three runs apiece and Ashton Peters (double) also had an extra-base hit.
Registering hits for Central were Connor Green and Connor Walters (2 hits each) and Hardy Buzzard (1). Green, Walters and Buzzard each drove in a run for the Tigers and one of Green’s hits was a double.
Ashton Peters (3.1 innings) picked up the win on the mound after striking out three and walking one while giving up three hits and three earned runs and in relief Colton Peters (1.2) struck out one and walked none while allowing two hits and one earned run.
For the Tigers, Buzzard (3.0) struck out one and walked one while allowing nine hits and six earned runs and Noah Butler (2.0) struck out five and walked four while giving up six hits and seven earned runs in relief.
Central committed four errors in the five-inning run-rule contest and Roland had three.
Roland 14, Braggs 0
The Rangers erupted for 11 runs in the bottom of the second inning and shut out the Class B Wildcats (2-10 overall) in a consolation semifinal game Friday afternoon at the Central Tiger Shootout.
Roland (3-14) went in front 3-0 in the bottom of the opening inning.
Ashton Peters, Drew Simpson, Carson Wiggins and Avery Moya had a hit apiece and drove in two runs each for the Rangers and Michael Taylor and Jaden Morris added a hit and an RBI apiece. Trenton Ross registered one hit and Colton Peters drove in a run.
Wiggins and Simpson each had an extra-base hit (double) for the Rangers.
Ashton Peters (2.0 innings) struck out four and walked none while allowing no hits and no earned runs and Colton Peters (1.0) struck out one and walked one while giving up one hit and no earned runs.
Neither team committed an error in the contest.
Westville 7, Roland 5
Roland’s seventh-inning comeback fell short Thursday afternoon at Tiger Field as the Yellowjackets hung on to edge the Rangers in a first-round Central Tiger Shootout contest.
The Rangers trailed 7-3 entering the bottom of the seventh and Michael Taylor led off the at-bat with a walk. One out later a pitch hit Konner Lewis to put runners on first and second and Colton Peters’ RBI single to left field scored Taylor to make the score 7-4. Following the second strikeout of the at-bat, Trenton Ross’ base hit to left center field sent Lewis home but Peters was thrown out at third base to end the game.
After a scoreless first inning Westville scored five runs in the top of the second on a pair of singles, a walk and five hit batters.
Taylor tripled to right field to begin the Roland third and scored on a wild pitch as the Rangers trimmed a run off the deficit.
An error and a base hit helped the Yellowjackets go in front 6-1 in the fourth and Westville scored its final run in the fifth.
Paden Pitts’ RBI groundout following Avery Moya’s walk and Ross’ single down the third-base line produced Roland’s second run in the fourth.
In the Rangers’ sixth Moya reached on an error with one out and one out later Desean Cruse walked before Pitts’ RBI base hit to left field sent Moya home with Roland’s third run.
Pitts, Taylor and Ross each registered three hits in the game for the Rangers and Wiggins and Peters had a hit apiece.
Pitts (2 RBIs) and Peters and Ross (1 each) drove in Roland’s runs.
Taylor (4.0) started the game on the mound for the Rangers and struck out seven and walked one while allowing four hits and five earned runs.
In relief Pitts (2.1) struck out three and walked one while giving up one hit and no earned runs and Moya (0.2) struck out one and walked none while allowing one hit and no earned runs.
The Rangers committed four errors in the contest and Westville had two.