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April 3rd, 2013
CAMERON â€” The Wister Wildcats took the first step in defending their county title Monday night with a 12-4 come-from-behind victory over the Howe Lions on opening-day action of the LeFlore County Tournament.
The Lions opened the day with a comeback 3-2 win over the Leflore Savages.
The last game of the night also saw a comeback as the host Cameron Yellowjackets rallied past the Heavener Wolves 8-6.
However, everyone will have to wait until at least Friday to play their next tournament game as Tuesdayâ€™s slate of games was rained out.
POCOLA â€” On Thursday afternoon, the Pocola Indians came within an eyelash of knocking off the Spiro Bulldogs, only to fall short by the score of 4-3.
The same two teams met Monday afternoon in the winnerâ€™s-bracket quarterfinals of the LeFlore County Tournament. Unfortunately for the homestanding Indians, the outcome was the same.
The Bulldogs downed the Indians 9-2 after the Indians opened the day with a 15-1 rout of the Arkoma Mustangs.
ARKOMA â€” The good news for Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton,:his Mustangs played their best game of the season. Unfortunately for them, they're still seeking their first win.
The Kinta Eagles scored twice in the fifth inning to snatch a 4-3 win away from the Mustangs.
Hackett, Ark., 5, Pocola 1: In Hackett, the Indians committed seven errors on the day, aiding Hackett to its five runs â€” scoring once in the opening inning and twice in the third and fifth innings.
The Cameron Yellowjackets and the Panama Razorbacks were in the middle of their consolation semifinal Friday afternoon in the Crowder Tournament. The game was suspended by rain, tied at 3 in the third inning, but more rain on Saturday totally rained out the tournament. The rained-out games will not be rescheduled.
The â€™Jackets split their first two games of the day, beating the McAlester junior varsity 9-4, but losing to Muldrow 11-3.
The Hogs lost their only game played, falling 8-2 to Hartshorne.
STILWELL â€” The Heavener Wolves soccer team indeed had a Happy Easter weekend.
The Wolves blanked the Tahlequah Tigers 1-0 in Friday night's title game to win the Stilwell Tournament.
The Wolves will return to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Harvey Stadium against the Hugo Buffaloes for their district opener.
The Lady Wolves will look for their first district win in the first game that night as they will face Keys (Park Hill) at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Harvey Stadium.
RED OAK â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates almost did it the hard way to win the Red Oak Tournament on Friday afternoon â€” but the key word was almost.
After winning the first title game 4-3 over the host Lady Eagles, Red Oak beat Poteau 9-1 in the second title game to win its own tournament.
The Lady Pirates lost their first game 8-3 to Wister, but beat Pocola 13-2, Wister 10-2, McCurtain 11-1 and Panama 13-0 to reach the championship game.
Ready for two weeks of county tournaments? The first one is here now as the LeFlore County Baseball Tournament started Monday at three sites â€” tournament-host Cameron, Pocola and Poteau. Due to Tuesday's rain, the tournament's title game will not be until 1 p.m. Sunday at Cameron, with the if-game at 3 p.m.
The LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament will be begin Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex and conclude with the title game on April 11.
Panama 9, Whitesboro 5; Poteau 11, Panama 0
Howe 3, Leflore 2; Wister 12, Howe 4; Cameron 8, Heavener 6.
Pocola 15, Arkoma 1; Spiro 9, Pocola 2
Whitesboro vs. Pocola, noon; Whitesboro-Pocola winner vs. Howe, 2 p.m.; Wister vs. Spiro, 4 p.m.; Poteau vs. Cameron, 6 p.m.; Howe â€” Whitesboro-Pocola winner vs. Poteau-Cameron loser, 8 p.m.
Arkoma vs. Panama, 2 p.m.; Leflore vs. Heavener, 4 p.m.; Arkoma-Panama winner vs. Leflore-Heavener winner, 6 p.m.; 6 p.m. winner vs. Wister-Spiro loser, 8 p.m.
Despite rainy conditions Friday afternoon and early evening, Poteau's three-game festival got to take place at Town Creek Park. Unfortunately, the day and evening were not good for the home team.
The Wister Wildcats got a run in the seventh inning to rally for a 5-4 win over the Pirates, who lost the first game of the day to the Jay Bulldogs by the score of 9-4.
The middle game also went to the Wildcats as Wister pitcher and Seminole State College signee Tyler Gibson struck out 14 Jay batters as the â€™Cats beat the â€™Dogs 8-2.
The good news was the Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team beat Friday's rain to get its home doubleheader played against Rose State College at Ival Goodman Field. Unfortunately, the weather was the only thing the Vikings were able to beat as the Raiders swept Friday afternoon's twinbill by scores of 6-3 and 9-0.
Carl Albert's single, nine-inning game against Connors State College at Ival Goodman Field was rained out, and it has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. April 22. Also, CASC has rescheduled the road doubleheader against Arkansas Baptist for 3 p.m. next Tuesday in Little Rock.