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Roff finally outlasts Ada in wild softball matchup

Mar. 20—ROFF — The Ada High School softball squad kicked off its slowpitch season by scoring 15 runs in a Monday night road game with Roff.

As it turned out, it wasn't quite enough.

Roff rallied from an early 9-1 deficit and stormed past Ada 17-15 in a wild back-and-forth contest. Coalgate — a late addition to the evening of softball — then pushed past the Lady Cougars 17-4.

The Lady Wildcats completed the festival sweep with a 10-2 win over Roff. Coalgate improved to 8-1 this spring.

Ada was scheduled to host Seminole in its home opener Tuesday night before taking the rest of the week off. Coach Jeremy Strong's bunch hosts Tupelo next Monday and travels to Meeker on March 26.

Roff 17, Ada 15

Ada couldn't have gotten their season off to a better start, scoring six runs in the top of the first inning. Ada tacked on three more in the second to grab an early 9-1 lead.

Roff stormed back and erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the second inning to close the gap to 9-8. The Lady Tigers surged ahead with a five-run outburst in the bottom of the third inning to grab a 13-9 advantage.

Ada answered with three runs in the top of the fifth inning to get within 13-12. However, the Lady Tigers responded with three runs in the bottom of the fifth to increase their lead to 16-12.

Ada scratched for three more runs in the top of the sixth inning to again pull within a single run but the comeback bid stopped there.

Rylynn Truett led Ada's 15-hit attack, going 3-for-3 with a walk, a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored. Kiki Williams also had three hits, drove in two runs and scored a run for the visitors.

Abbey Strong, Ariana Munoz and Brayleigh Stephens all had two hits each. Strong finished 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored; Stephens finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored; and Munoz went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RI and three runs scored for the Lady Cougars.

Sophomore Makenzi Burden blasted a two-run homer for Ada.

Junior Sophie Eldred swung a big stick for Roff. She went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double, four RBIs and four runs scored. Emma Hardison led a potent 21-hit Roff barrage, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored from her spot atop the lineup.

Brianna Bess went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored for the Lady Tigers. Shelby Ensey finished 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, four RBIs and two runs scored for the hosts. Kaylie Cranford, Keela Scott, Madysson Becker and Mallori Rogers all added two hits each for Roff.

Coalgate 17, Ada 4

Coalgate pulled away with nine runs over the final two innings.

Olivia Nelson ripped two home runs and collected five RBIs to lead the CHS offense. Nevaeh Parker finished 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, three RBIs and three runs scored for Coalgate and Jolie House went 2-for-4 and also had two doubles and drove in four runs in the Lady Wildcats' 15-hit performance.

Abbey Strong led Ada at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Kiki Williams hit a solo home run for the Lady Cougars and Josie Morgan and Rylynn Truett both cracked doubles.

Coalgate 10, Roff 2

The Lady Wildcats led just 1-0 before scoring five runs in the top of the third and then pushed across four more runs in the fourth frame to build a 10-0 lead.

Roff scored its lone runs in the bottom of the fourth and final inning.

The Lady Tigers collected eight hits in the contest, led by Shelby Ensey who went 2-for-2. Mallori Rogers went 1-for-2 with an RBI triple and a run scored Keela Scott also drove in a run for Roff.

Jolie House smacked a pair of doubles and drove in a run in Coalgate's 15-hit attack. Myca Farris went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored and Nevaeh Parker finished 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored for the Lady Wildcats.

Olivia Nelson belted a three-run homer for the visitors.