OKLAHOMA CITY â€” When this run of five straight baseball state tournament appearances began in the spring of 2010 for the Wister Wildcats, that season's 2010 Class 2A State Tournament and the fall 2010 Class A State Tournament, the Wildcats suffered losses to the same team â€” the Silo Rebels. The same ill fate happened to the â€™Cats this past weekend.
The Rebels used a six-run fourth inning, then held off Wister potential rallies, to down the Wildcats 7-5 in the Class 2A State Tournament semifinals on a chilly, drizzly Friday night at Dolese Park.
LeFlore County had two baseball teams â€” the Wister Wildcats (Class 2A) and the Spiro Bulldogs (Class 3A) â€” represent us at this past weekend's state tournaments. The bad news was that either, or both, could not come home with the state championship trophy.
The â€™Cats got beat by Silo in Friday night's state semifinals, while the â€™Dogs suffered a state-quarterfinal loss to Verdigris Thursday night.
BARTLESVILLE â€” The Carl Albert State Vikings lost their second and final game Friday night at the NJCAA Region II Tournament. The Murray State College Aggies beat the Vikings 14-4 at Doenges Ballpark.
The season ended for the Vikings at 37-21.
The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team will have tryouts at 5 p.m. this afternoon at Cameron.
Players who are between the ages of 16 and 19 are eligible to try out.
Players who are age 19 who try out cannot turn age 20 before Jan. 1, and all players must live within a 50-mile radius of Spiro.
For those who try out, there will be a fee to pay to play.
For additional information, call Dave Oliver at (918) 413-1667 or Robert Walden at (918) 649-5316.
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OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Wister Wildcats baseball team is two wins from repeating as Class 2A state champions.
The Wildcats took the first step of repeating as state champs with a 9-4 win over the Oktaha Tigers in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A State Tournament Thursday night at Dolese Park.
The â€™Cats (23-2) were slated to play the Silo Rebels Friday night at Dolese Park, with the winner playing the Dale-Tushka winner at 1 p.m. this afternoon in the state title game at Shawnee's Ed Skelton Field.
EDMOND â€” If there was any group of individuals asking the question â€śWhat if?â€ť it is the Spiro Bulldogs baseball players.
The Bulldogs left the bases loaded twice, and stranded 12 runners on base all total, as they lost a gut-wrenching Class 3A State Tournament quarterfinal contest by a score of 1-0 to the Verdigris Cardinals Thursday night.
The â€™Dogs end the season at 22-12.
Poteau Lady Pirate basketball players Kaitlan Standridge and Colleen Peterson will have an opportunity to go play some summer hoops.
The Lady Pirate duo have been invited to tryout to make the United States Junior National Basketball Team in tryouts which will take place May 20 at Lighthouse Sports Complex in Oklahoma City.
Spiro Reds vs. Spiro L'il Giants, Poteau Bombers vs. Pocola Mudcats, Spiro Dirtbags vs. Wister Wildcats, Heavener Hurricanes vs. Heavener Thunder, Heavener Titans vs. Poteau Drillers, Panama Sooners vs. Spiro Diamondbacks.
Pocola Mudcats vs. Spiro Reds, Wister Wildcats vs. Poteau Bombers, Heavener Thunder vs. Spiro Dirtbags, Poteau Drillers vs. Heavener Hurricanes, Spiro Diamondbacks vs. Heavener Titans, Spiro L'il Giants vs. Panama Sooners.