Archive - Mar 26, 2013 - Sports Article
CAMERON â€” The Poteau Pirates baseball team was voted the top seed of the 2013 LeFlore County Tournament, which will begin Monday at three sites around the county.
The Spiro Bulldogs, last year's runners-up and the 2011 champions, are the second seed, with the defending county champion Wister Wildcats the third seed and the Heavener Wolves the fourth seed.
Tournament host Cameron is the fifth seed, followed by Leflore, Pocola, Whitesboro, Panama, Howe and Arkoma.
Two teams â€” Bokoshe and Talihina â€” will not be in the tournament field.
An old adage says, â€śGood things come in threes.â€ť For the Poteau Pirates baseball team, it sure did.
The pitching trio of starter Jace Pitchford and relievers Roger Barcheers and Jay Werner combined on a five-inning perfect game as the Pirates blanked the Cameron Yellowjackets 8-0 Tuesday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
RED OAK â€” While it was chilly outside on Monday, the Poteau bats were hot as the Lady Pirates split their two games at Red Oak, routing the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers 26-6 but being outlasted 16-12 by the host Lady Eagles.
Panama 4, Keota 1: In Keota, the Lady Razorbacks got back on the winning track, thanks to a three-run fourth inning to break a scoreless tie.
Kendra Swindle's solo home run in the sixth inning made it 4-0.
Heavener's Trevor Smith and Talihina's Clark Austin were named the Co-Most Valuable Players of the 2012-13 All-Black Diamond Conference Basketball Team.
Talihina's Alan Lockhart and Ethan Sisk, Pocola's Preston Hobbs, Tyler Hutchens, Lance Standridge and Tanner Francis and Heavener's Luke Culpepper and Noah Davis were named to the all-conference team.
Talihina's Logan Hillebrand, Pocola's Omar Qamoun and Heavener's Tyler Hamm were honorable mention.