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Oklahoma high school baseball: Roff starts strong, holds on to beat Red Oak for Class B state championship

The Roff baseball team was on fire at the plate in the opening two innings of the Class B state title game against Red Oak. 

The Tigers scored three runs in the first frame and four in the next, a surprise considering Red Oak gave up a combined three runs in the quarterfinals and semifinals.

The strong start gave Roff a large cushion and it held on for a 9-3 victory Saturday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. 

“The club that we’re playing across from, they’re just awfully good,” Roff coach Ead Simon said. “We’ve got a special connection with them. We just compete year in and year out. I felt like our kids understood how good we’d have to be today to beat them.” 

Tallen Bagwell earned the win. The sophomore tossed a complete game and allowed five hits against Red Oak, the defending champion. 

Offensively, Roff had the majority of its success early. 

Kagan Huneycutt drove in two runs on a single in the first inning, and Tanner Graves had an RBI single. 

The second frame was highlighted by a two-RBI double from Conner Owens. 

“Honestly, we hadn’t played well all tournament,” Simon said. “Kind of sputtered. We just came out today and got in a good spot early.” 

Roff has won three fall baseball state titles. Its last was in 2018. 

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Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›