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.
STILWELL â€” The Heavener Wolves soccer team reached Fridayâ€™s title game in the Stilwell Tournament with a pair of wins on Thursday, beating Collinsville 2-1 in a shoot out and defeating Hilldale 3-1.
The Wolves played Tahlequah late Friday for the title.
Heavenerâ€™s girls suffered three losses over two days to be eliminated from the tournament.
The Lady Wolves, who were undermanned due to injury and a player gone for a family matter, lost 2-0 to Collinsville on Thursday, then lost 3-0 to Hilldale and 1-0 to Porter Consolidated on Friday.
WILBURTON â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates track team made it 2-for-2 in meets this season as they won the Wilburton Invitational on Thursday. Poteau had 147 points, with Vian a distant second (104 points).
The Poteau Invitational will begin at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday at Costner Stadium.
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MIAMI, Okla. â€” The Carl Albert State College softball team dropped two games Thursday afternoon to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, 12-0 and 5-0.
CASC will face Seminole State in Shawnee in a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday.
It makes no difference the level of baseball, a pitcher gets a thrill when throwing a perfect game. Just ask Spencer Wells.
Wells, who pitches for the Poteau Rebels OK Kids baseball team, did just that, throwing a perfect five-inning game as the Rebels defeated the Spiro Muddawgs 5-0 in the title game of the 2013 OK Kids Preseason Tournament on Thursday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Wells faced the minimum 15 batters in five innings with 11 strikeouts.
POCOLA â€” In a three-way baseball festival that was all LeFlore County on Thursday, the Spiro Bulldogs were the big winner on the day.
The â€™Dogs defeated the host Pocola Indians 4-3 and handled the Howe Lions 13-5. The middle game went to the Indians as they rallied past the Lions for a 3-2 victory.
WHITESBORO â€” Wister pitcher Colby Turnipseed pitched a no-hitter as the Wildcats blanked the Leflore Savages 13-0 on Thursday. The â€™Cats then used a five-run fifth-inning to rally past the host Whitesboro Bulldogs 8-4.
The â€™Dogs got past the Savages 6-2 in the other game of the day.
Talihina 17, Coalgate 8: In Talihina, the Golden Tigers, leading 10-8 in the fifth inning, used a seven-run fifth inning to end the game by run rule, since Talihina's lead was at nine runs in the fifth inning.
BUFFALO VALLEY â€” The Howe Lady Lions softball team suffered two losses to begin the two-day Buffalo Valley Festival. The Lady Lions lost 10-8 to the Clayton Lady Bulldogs, while suffering a 10-0 shutout at the hands of the Kiowa Lady Cowgirls.
The Lady Lions did not get as chance to play their final two games in the two-day event as their contests with Buffalo Valley and Battiest were rained out on Friday with no make-up dates set.
Smithville 7, Whitesboro 2: In Smithville, the Lady Braves jumped to a 4-0 lead after an inning, and never trailed.
With the top spot in the Class 4A state soccer poll at stake, the second-ranked Poteau Pirates will likely be the new No. 1 next week after they knocked off No. 1 Fort Gibson 3-2 in a shoot out Thursday night at Costner Stadium.
The Lady Pirates also had a shot at an upset, facing No. 3 Fort Gibson. However, the Lady Tigers prevailed 4-1 in the first game.
Both Poteau soccer teams return to action on Tuesday with district road games. The Pirates will travel to face the Hugo Buffaloes, while the Lady Pirates head north to meet the Keys (Park Hill) Lady Cougars. Both games will begin at 5 p.m.