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April 22nd, 2015
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.
Because of the uncertainty of the weather today through Saturday, the decision has been made to cancel the entire Wister Tournament, which was to have started today and ended Saturday. It will not be rescheduled.
Instead, the host Wildcats will entertain the Howe Lions and the Leflore Savages in a three-way beginning at 3 p.m. today with Wister meeting Howe. Howe and Leflore will play at 5 p.m., followed by Wister and Leflore at 7 p.m.
The Poteau Pirates had a clutch, or more like a Klutts performance â€” as in Ben Klutts, Poteauâ€™s sophomore shortstop and pitcher â€” en route to winning the 2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament on Saturday night at Howeâ€™s Lions Field.
The 2015 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. A new bracket will appear in Thursday's physical edition and e-edition as well as on this website's sports page by no later than Thursday morning.