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April 28th, 2015
When the season first started in March, the perception of the Poteau Lady Pirates slow-pitch softball team was that it could possibly be a down year. However, Poteau's two seniors, center fielder Alyssa Kramer and rover Melanie Johnson, would beg to differ. Both of them like their chances to make state, which the Lady Pirates can do Wednesday by winning the Class 6A Regional Tournament in Jenks. The Lady Pirates will face Broken Bow at 11:15 a.m. after host Jenks and Tulsa Washington open the regional at 10 a.m.
Last week saw two county baseball teams and five county slow-pitch softball teams capture district titles to get the playoffs off and running. Now, the playoffs will literally consume the diamond.
All Class 4A, 3A and 2A baseball teams and the Poteau Lady Pirates slow-pitch softball team will begin their playoffs this week, while the aforementioned district champions will be in their regional tournaments this week with the hopes of making state next week.
Here's the complete schedule:
Class 4A District Tournament
Muldrow at Poteau, DH, 2 p.m.
Class B District Baseball Tournament at Buffalo Valley
Whitesboro 11, Bokoshe 3
Buffalo Valley 12, Bokoshe 0, Bokoshe eliminated
Buffalo Valley 10, Whitesboro 0
Buffalo Valley 3, Whitesboro 2, Whitesboro eliminated
Class 5A District Tournament at Valliant
Stigler 13, Spiro 3
Valliant 10, Spiro 0, Spiro eliminated
Class A District Baseball Tournament at Gans
Arkoma 6, Gans 3
Cameron 11, Gans 3, Gans eliminated
Cameron 10, Arkoma 0
Cameron 12, Arkoma 0, Arkoma eliminated, Cameron advances to regional
Class B District Tournament at Leflore's John Ward Field
Leflore 11, McCurtain 0
Leflore 11, Kinta 1
Leflore 6, Kinta 3, Leflore advances to regional.
Class 4A District Tournament at Pocola
Panama 10, Sallisaw-Central 0
Pocola 13, Sallisaw-Central 1
Pocola 8, Panama 0
Pocola 5, Panama 1, Pocola advances to regional.
Class 3A District Tournaments
Wister 7, Gore 1
Wister 16, Gans 0
Wister 10, Gans 0, Wister advances to regional.
At Wright City
Howe 16, Talihina 0
Wright City 12, Talihina 0
Howe 4, Wright City 3
Wright City 8, Howe 0
Heavenerâ€™s Jodie Hill was voted the Most Valuable Player of last weekâ€™s 2015 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament. She went 5-for-11 in the tournament as the Lady Wolves repeated as county slow-pitch champions.
Hill had two teammates make the first-team All-LeFlore County Tournament Team, Jacee Manley and Cheyanne Cranfield. Also making the team were Pocolaâ€™s Madison Hudkins and Brooklyn Morton, Wisterâ€™s Kyla Brown and Sooner Vanhook, Spiroâ€™s Megan Shaw and Bailey Cox, Whitesboroâ€™s Lexey Branscum and Lefloreâ€™s Ayme Warren.
How time flies when you're having fun. It just seems like we just started the spring action on the diamond, and lo and behold, the playoffs are upon us.
The Class A and B baseball district tournaments and all the slow-pitch district tournaments for the non-Poteau teams will begin this week, several of them today.
Here's the complete schedule of action on the diamond this week, playoffs included:
Poteau at Roland, 5:30 p.m.
Panama at Heavener, 4 p.m.
Providence Academy at Arkoma, 4 p.m.
Wilburton at Heavener, 4 p.m.
Several LeFlore County baseball teams in Classes 4A, 3A and 2A got good news from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association on Friday afternoon as they were named district tournament hosts for the upcoming start to postseason play later this month.
In Class 4A, the Poteau Pirates will entertain the Muldrow Bulldogs at Town Creek Park.
Both local Class 3A teams, the Heavener Wolves and the Spiro Bulldogs, were named district hosts. The Wolves will welcome the Idabel Warriors to town, while the Bulldogs will entertain the Wilburton Diggers.
An old adage says, â€śGo west, young man.â€ť However, for Howe baseball player Chase Blake, he'll be going east â€” and in Eastern Oklahoma State College.
The senior pitching ace of the Lions signed a letter of intent with the EOSC Mountaineers in a signing ceremony Friday morning inside the Howe Gym.
â€śI'm very ecstatic about this,â€ť Blake said. â€śI'm looking forward to it, and I have been for about a week now. I've been waiting on this day for a while. What I'm really looking forward to is showing them that I can help them out quite a bit.â€ť
2015 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament Scores
Howe 7, Panama 0
Spiro 11, Talihina 2
Whitesboro 16, Bokoshe 0
Poteau 4, Arkoma 0
Leflore 6, Cameron 2
Heavener 8, Howe 0
Spiro 4, Whitesboro 2
Wister 7, Poteau 0
Pocola 5, Leflore 0
Heavener 15, Spiro 5
Pocola 6, Wister 0
Heavener 12, Pocola 0
Talihina 11, Bokoshe 0, Bokoshe eliminated.
Panama 8, Poteau 4, Poteau eliminated.
Leflore 9, Talihina 0, Talihina eliminated.