Meek blasts grand slam in Tupelo's win over Dale

Mar. 14—DALE — Tupelo senior Taecyn Meek smashed a seven-inning grand slam to help the Tigers pull away from Dale for an impressive 8-1 road win Tuesday evening.

Coach Clay Weller's club, ranked No. 3 in Class B, improved to 2-1 on the young spring season. Due to its extended basketball run, it was the season-opener for Class 2A No. 2 Dale.

Tupelo travels to Maud today and hosts Atoka on Friday.

The Tigers led just 3-1 heading into the seventh inning. Peyton Bills had raced home on an error earlier in the frame before Meek — with two outs — blasted his monster home run over the left field fence with the bases loaded. Meek finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs to pace Tupelo's seven-hit offense.

Davin Weller finished 1-for-2 with a walk and a double for the Tigers, who also got base hits from Cash Wafford, Peyton Bills, Briesan Bastible and Nate Medcalf.

Braylon White doubled and drove in the lone Dale run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Cade Dickinson led the Pirates at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Davin Weller was the winning pitcher for the Tigers. He struck out nine, walked four and allowed just one run in 5.1 innings. Wafford finished up for Tupelo and struck out three of the eight hitters he faced.

Dickinson absorbed the mound loss for the Pirates. He struck out six, walked two and allowed two earned runs in 4.2 innings of work.

Am-Po rallies past Asher Indians

AMBER — Class A No. 6 Amber-Pocasset scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to slip past Asher 8-6 Tuesday.

The Indians ranked No. 7 in Class B, have now lost four straight contests, all to ranked teams, after winning their opener to fall to 1-4. The Panthers stayed unbeaten at 4-0 on the spring season.

Asher joins local teams Latta, Roff and Vanoss at the Battiest Baseball Classic beginning today and running through Saturday. The Indian open pool play at 3:30 p.m. against Cameron at Battiest High School before Vanoss plays Kiowa at 5:30 p.m.

Smithville High School will host Roff versus Caney at 3:30 p.m. and Latta vs. Boswell at 5:30 p.m.

On Friday, Latta faces Idabel at 11:30 a.m. at Battiest, Roff battles the host Panthers at 3:30 p.m.; Asher meets Haworth at 11:30 a.m. at Smithville and Vanoss plays host Smithville at 3:30 p.m.

The championship round features two games at Battiest and Smithville at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Am-Po 8, Asher 6

The Indians trailed 5-1 to start the contest but erupted for five runs in the top of the fifth inning to seize a 6-5 lead.

The Panthers tied the game with a run in the bottom of the fifth before scoring a pair of runs in the sixth to come away with the victory.

Asher out-hit Amber-Pocasset 10-7. Kelby Fowler led Asher at the plate, going 2-fo-r3 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a run scored. Raygan Kuhlman went 2-for-4 and knocked in a run and scored a run and Hudson Skender also had a pair of base hits and scored twice for the Indians.

Lawson Braden went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Panthers. Trace Barry cracked a solo home run for the first Am-Po run with one out in the bottom of the first inning.

Brogan Culwell got the start on the mound for Asher. He struck out five, walked three and allowed two earned runs in four innings but didn't factor into the decision.

Barry was the Am-Po starter. He struck out four, walked one and allowed one earned run in four innings of work and also didn't have a part in the decision.

Vanoss knocks off Colbert club

COLBERT — Creede Booth drove in four runs to help the Vanoss Wolves surge past Colbert 10-6 in a Tuesday road contest.

Vanoss now stands at 2-2 on the year, while Colbert dropped to 1-1. The Wolves meet Class B No. 5 Kiowa at 5:30 p.m. today at the Battiest Baseball Classic.

Vanoss 10, Colbert 6

Vanoss led 8-3 after five innings before the host Leopards scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to get within 8-6. The Wolves scored a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Owen Sheppard finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored to pace a six-hit Vanoss offense. Cole Reeder went 1-for-3 and scored a pair of runs for the Wolves and Tucker Miller also scored twice for the locals.

Booth ended up 1-for-3 with four RBIs, a walk and a run scored.

Jacob McCurty pitched five solid innings of relief for the Wolves. He struck out four, walked two and allowed three earned runs.

Garrett Taylor went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in a five-hit Colbert offense. Ayden Porras and Maverick Lester scored two runs each for the Leopards.