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LEFLORE â€” Garrett Singleterry's grand-slam home run in the fifth inning propelled the Leflore Savages to a 4-1 win over the Pocola Indians on Friday afternoon.
Down 1-0 in the fourth inning, Singleterry's grand-slam homer put the Savages ahead 4-1 after five innings.
Pocola's Tanner Francis put the Indians, losers of two straight, ahead 1-0 in the top of the inning.
Heavener 10, Turpin 2: Saturday at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, the win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Wolves. No more information on the game was reported by press time.
Despite it being April Fool's Day today, I'm not foolin' around when I say that it's LeFlore County Baseball Tournament Week as action got underway at four sites on Monday.
If that's not enough for you, next week will be the 2014 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, which will begin Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. The bracket for next week's tournament will be in Saturday's paper.
The 2014 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament isn't the only tournament going on this week.
The Carl Albert State College softball team celebrated the last weekend of March by getting a home doubleheader sweep of the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks on Saturday.
The Lady Vikings outlasted the Lady Mavericks 13-12 in the opener, then run ruled the visitors 12-4 in six innings in the nightcap.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 2 this afternoon in a road doubleheader against Rose State College in Midwest City.
Day 1 Scores
Heavener 16, Bokoshe 0
Panama 14, Arkoma 0
Heavener 5, Panama 4
Bokoshe 6, Arkoma 3, Arkoma eliminated
Cameron def. Whitesboro
Poteau 14, Cameron 0
Leflore 12, Talihina 11, 9 inn.
Spiro 18, Leflore 6
Wister 2, Howe 0
Pocola 9, Wister 3
Day 2 Schedule
Poteau vs. Pocola, 5 p.m.
Spiro vs. Heavener, 7 p.m.
Wister vs. Bokoshe, 4 p.m.
Talihina vs. Cameron, 6 p.m.
Wister-Bokoshe winner vs. Talihina-Cameron winner, 8 p.m.
Things didn't look good early on for the Poteau Pirates baseball team in Friday's home game at Town Creek Park. The good news was that things ended very well for the Pirates.
A two-run seventh inning rallied the Pirates to down the Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Grizzlies 11-10.
RED OAK â€” The good news for the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team was playing for the title of the Red Oak Tournament on Friday night. The not-so-good news was the Lady Pirates had to get past the tournament-host Lady Eagles, which they couldn't do.
The Lady Eagles flew past the Lady Pirates 21-2 in the title game after beating them 10-3 in the winner's-bracket final.
The Lady Pirates reached the title game with a 12-4 win over Quinton in the loser's-bracket final.
The Wister Lady Wildcats went 2-1 on the final day, beating Cameron 12-2 and McCurtain 9-5, but losing to Quinton 12-8.
WILBURTON â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates track team won the Wilburton Invitational on Thursday with 124 points. The Heavener Lady Wolves were fourth (52 points).
For the Howe Lady Lions, their highest placer was Savannah Smallwood, who won the shot put.
The highest placer for the Pirates was Dylan Fox, who was runner-up in the 800-meter run as he was just edged by champion Talon Woolsey of Arkoma.
As a team, the Pirates were sixth out of 18 schools with 42 points.
The Spiro Bulldogs scored 47 points to place fifth as a team.
ARKOMA â€” The Bokoshe Tigers got their first baseball win in several years Thursday afternoon, beating the Arkoma Mustangs 7-3.
Trailing 2-0 after an inning, the Tigers scored five runs in the second inning, highlighted by Randy Collins' two-run triple as well as four Arkoma errors, to take a 5-2 lead after two innings.
Talihina 5, Leflore 2: In Leflore, the Golden Tigers won their third straight game. Talihina broke a 2-all tie with a two-run fifth inning and a single run in the sixth inning.
RED OAK â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team ended its three-game skid, and in so doing made it to Friday's winner's-bracket final of the Red Oak Tournament.
The Lady Pirates beat Cameron 7-6 and Quinton 12-2 on Thursday.
The Wister Lady Wildcats went 1-1 on opening day, beating Panama 4-2 after losing 5-4 to McCurtain, which beat Spiro 8-1.
The Howe Lady Lions fell to the host Lady Eagles, while Quinton beat Panama 3-1 before losing to Poteau. On Friday, Spiro then knocked Howe out with a 5-4 victory, then the Lady Bulldogs lost to Quinton 6-1 to be knocked out of the tournament.