April 21st, 2012
FORT GIBSON â€” It was a terrific Thursday for the Poteau Pirates baseball team at the opening day of the Fort Gibson Tournament at Carr-O'Dell Park.
Poteau, which outlasted Sperry 7-6 in 10 innings in a battle of Pirates, then got past tournament-host Fort Gibson 7-6.
The Pirates will play at noon today in the championship game. The game was originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m., but was moved up to noon to accommodate Poteau's prom tonight.
In the victory over Sperry, Davey Bullard's sacrifice fly scored Kaydon Evans in the 10th inning to break a 6-all tie.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets took the first step to what they hope is a trip to the Class A State Tournament in a couple of weekend.
Thursday night on their home field, the â€™Jackets went 3-0 to win the Class A District Tournament. They defeated the Howe Lions 16-0, then beat the Gans Grizzlies 6-1 and 12-0.
The season came to an end for the Lions, who lost the first game of the district tournament in heartbreaking fashion â€” losing a one-run decision to the Grizzlies by a score of 8-7.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages assured themselves one more week of baseball.
The Savages defeated the Kinta Eagles 13-3, then beat the Panola Bearcats twice by scores of 8-1 and 9-2 to win the Class B District Tournament on Thursday.
WILBURTON â€” The Carl Albert Lady Vikings softball team split its road doubleheader Thursday afternoon against Eastern Oklahoma State College.
After losing the opener 6-4, the Lady Vikings won the nightcap 5-0.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves captured the Class 5A District Tournament title on Thursday with three wins. After beating Spiro 14-2 to eliminate the Lady Bulldogs, Heavener beat Wilburton twice 13-5 and 13-0 to win the championship.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the day by losing a slugfest to the Lady Diggers by a score of 16-12.
QUINTON â€” The Howe Lady Lions had a strong end to the regular season Monday afternoon when they banged out 23 hits in a 12-4 win over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets. They just carried the offensive onslaught to Thursday's Class 3A District Tournament.
The Lady Lions run ruled the Canadian Lady Cougars 12-2, then beat the host Quinton Lady Savages twice â€” 13-4 and 13-9 â€” to win the district title, and qualify for next week's Class 3A Regional Tournament.
TAHLEQUAH â€” The good news for the Poteau Lady Pirates was that they were not run ruled by the Tahlequah Lady Tigers, as happened on March 27. But the bad news for them was they didn't score any runs as the Lady Tigers prevailed 9-0 on Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Pirates fell behind 3-0 after an inning, and never did recover.
Poteau had nine hits, but could never produce any runs.
PANAMA â€” It was not a good day if you were a LeFlore County slow-pitch softball team from a town beginning with the letter â€śPâ€ť at the Class 4A District Tournament Thursday.
The Pocola Lady Indians got beat by Silo twice, 12-1 and 13-1, as the Lady Rebels from down near Durant claimed the district championship.
Pocola was the only local team to win on the day as the Lady Indians beat their archrivals, the Panama Lady Razorbacks 12-9 in the first game of the day.
The Lady â€™Backs then lost 9-7 to the Lady Rebels to be eliminated.
OAKS â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs went 1-2 in Thursday's Class 2A District Tournament, but it was not enough to keep their season alive.
After Arkoma beat host Oaks 10-8, the Lady Mustangs lost 15-6 to Welch and 9-2 to Oaks to see their season end at 3-8.
One bright spot on the day for the Lady Mustangs was Julia Anderson, who hit three home runs.
KEOTA â€” The Cameron Lady Yellowjackets' softball season came to an end at the Class 2A District Tournament Thursday afternoon. While the Lady â€™Jackets beat Gans 10-4, the win was bookended by losses to Wetumka by scores of 12-4 and 8-7.