Heavener girls make state, win regional title

McALESTER — There will be LeFlore County representation at next week's state slow-pitch softball tournament.The Heavener Lady Wolves won the Class 5A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon by outlasting the Henryetta Lady Knights 6-5 in nine innings in the championship game. Earlier in the day, the Lady Wolves beat the Valliant Lady Bulldogs 11-8.The Lady Wolves will play Blanchard at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Class 5A State Tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.In the title game, Tiffany Taylor's bases-loaded, RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Elyssa Turner with the game-winning run to break a 5-all tie.In the victory over Valliant, Heavener trailed 4-0 after an inning, but scored five runs in the second inning to take a 5-4 lead.After the Lady Bulldogs took a 7-5 after four innings, the Lady Wolves scored three runs in the fifth inning to regain the lead at 8-7.After Valliant tied the game at 8-8 after five innings, Heavener took the lead for good with two runs in the sixth inning and once in the seventh.