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April 2nd, 2015
The Wister Wildcats will be the top seed of the 2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament, which will begin Monday at two sites, Howeâ€™s Lions Field and Spiro. Howe is this yearâ€™s host school.
The Wildcats beat the Poteau Pirates on Tuesday afternoon in a contest that likely decided this seasonâ€™s top-seeded team in the LCT.
The Pirates got the No. 2 seed, with Spiro third and Panama fourth. The top four seeds will get byes into the championship quarterfinals.
The 2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament seeding meeting will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday inside the lobby of the Howe Gym as the Lions are this yearâ€™s host school.
Howe coach Jon Sockey said the decision to wait until Wednesday to seed the tournament instead of doing it last week as it likely would have been was due to allowing the teams to get an extra game or two under their belts.
Thursdayâ€™s edition will have the outcome of the seeding meeting, with the bracket appearing in Saturdayâ€™s edition. The tournament will begin Monday.
Due to the rain Wednesday night, practices tonight for the 36th Annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger at Tri-State Speedwayâ€‹ have been canceled.
Drivers and fans traveling from out of town are welcome to park in the parking lot tonight.
Races will start Friday, with pit gates opening at 4 p.m. and grandstands at 5 p.m.
When the top-ranked team in college baseball went down Friday night, there was some LeFlore County connection to the defeat.
Former Heavener Wolf Koda Glover got the win in relief for his current team, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, as the Pokes beat the Texas Christian Horned Frogs 7-6 in 12 innings Friday night at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, which included two strikeouts in the 12th inning to dash any hopes of a TCU comeback.
There will be a plethora of tournaments at the end of this week.
The only one within LeFlore County will be the Leflore Softball Tournament, which takes place Thursday through Saturday.
Three baseball teams, Bokoshe, Leflore and Wister, will be in the Smithville Tournament, while Cameronâ€™s and Panamaâ€™s basebball teams will be at the Crowder Demon Classic the same three days. The Spiro Bulldogs will be in the Bixby Spartan Invitational on Thursday through Saturday.
The 2015 Spring Sports Guide was in Saturday's edition of The Poteau Daily News with the season-preview stories on all the spring high school teams of LeFlore County as well as composite schedules for the county in all five sports â€” baseball, slow-pitch softball, golf, soccer and track.
With some sunshine over the last couple of days, there should be some baseball and softball played this week, although itâ€™s Spring Break.
Thereâ€™s going to be a lot of baseball around here this week, thanks to the Eastern Oklahoma Shootout that will take place Wednesday through Friday at multiple locations in LeFlore County.
Here's the complete weekâ€™s schedule, including next Mondayâ€™s games:
Muldrow at Poteau, 1 p.m.
Keota at Pocola, 4:30 p.m.