ROLAND â€” The Howe Lions not only staved off elimination at the 2012 OK Kids PeeWee Regional Tournament once, but twice.
The Lions routed the Stigler Rangers 14-0, then edged the Morris Warriors 5-4 on Thursday to add at least one more day to their season.
The Lions faced the host team, the Roland Cardinals â€” a 9-8 winner over the Okemah Panthers in seven innings on Thursday â€” in Friday night's loser's-bracket semifinal.
The Howe-Roland winner was to meet the loser of Friday night's winner's-bracket final between the Poteau Buccaneers and the Whitesboro Bulldogs.
The Poteau-Whitesboro winner advanced to today's 4:30 p.m. championship game. The if-game, if necessary, will take place at 6:15 p.m. tonight.