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March 25th, 2014
The last time the Poteau Pirates were home at Town Creek Park, they posted a pair of wins over Wister and Checotah. They returned to their friendly confines Monday night, but the outcome wasn't the same as they lost 4-3 to the Sallisaw Black Diamonds.
It was a case of one team getting hits, the Red Oak Lady Eagles, and the other team, the Poteau Lady Pirates, not when they met Monday afternoon.
The Lady Eagles outhit the Lady Pirates 20 to 5 en route to a 12-1 victory to hand Poteau its first loss this season.
OKARCHE â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team lost identical 10-5 contests to the Anadarko Riverside Braves and the Okarche Warriors on Friday in the final day of the Union City Festival.
RED OAK â€” The Leflore Savages and the Heavener Wolves came up on the short end of their games Friday in the Red Oak Festival.
The Savages lost 14-6 to Tushka, while the Wolves suffered their first loss of the season as they lost a slugfest contest 18-16 to Washington.
I hope you all enjoyed your spring break. I got to spend mine by working on both Saturday's 2014 Spring Sports Guide and our Progress special sections that will come out this upcoming Saturday.
I hope you all will like both special sections, especially the Guide â€” since I'm a little bit biased when it comes to sports, you know.
It is a tournament week for both baseball and softball. The Cameron and Panama teams will be in the Crowder Tournament, while Spiro's boys will be in the Bixby Tournament.
GLEN ROSE, Texas â€” Three Poteau High School golfers made the top five in their respective division in this past weekend's Cleburne Spring Classic, which ended its two-day event Saturday at Squaw Valley Golf Course.
Poteau's Hannah Ward, the two-time defending Class 4A state champion and future Arkansas-Little Rock Lady Trojan, finished second in the event with a 152 after she shot a 75 in Saturday's final round.
Poteau's Cody Shore was third-place medalist and teammate Connor Wheat was eighth in the boys division. Shore, who shot a 69 on Saturday, finished the two-day event with a 143.
It was a rough weekend of baseball for the Carl Albert State College Vikings as they lost three one-run games.
After being swept by identical scores of 5-4 Saturday afternoon against Rose State College in Midwest City, the Vikings lost a 4-3 nine-inning contest to NJCAA Division I's top-ranked Connors State College Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings will return to action Tuesday night in a single, nine-inning game against archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College at 6 p.m. in Wilburton.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets baseball team went 2-2 in last week's Cameron Spring Break Festival, getting wins to open and end the three-day event.
The Yellowjackets ended the event with an 8-6 win over Oktaha on Friday after opening on Wednesday night with a 6-5 victory over Charleston, Ark.
The â€™Jackets suffered losses on Thursday to Seminole (12-1) and Stilwell (10-1).
RED OAK â€” The good news for the Wister Wildcats baseball team had better games in Day 2 in the Red Oak Festival, but they still suffered a pair of losses on Thursday â€” losing 1-0 to the host Eagles and 10-4 to Hilldale.
In the loss to Red Oak, it was a pitching duel between Red Oak's Tyler Parks and Wister's Scotty Gibson.
Parks got the win as he pitched six inning with seven strikeouts. Chase Butcher pitched the seventh inning to get the save. The duo combined to six-hit the â€™Cats.
In defeat, Gibson pitched six innings, fanned seven batters and scattered five hits.