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OKLAHOMA CITY â€” There's one group of people standing between the Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team and the Class 2A state championship â€” the Oktaha Lady Tigers.
The Lady â€™Backs and the Lady Tigers made it to the Class 2A State Tournament championship game Saturday afternoon.
â€śI went one time for the state title, and got the silver glove,â€ť Panama Coach Grant Ralls said. â€śThis time, we want to go home with the gold glove. We have a shot at it. Oktaha beat us 1-0 with three starters gone. We're going to get after it. We're ready.â€ť
The Lady Razorbacks nipped the Savanna Lady Bulldogs 1-0 in Friday afternoon's state semifinal, right after the Lady Tigers knocked off the Drumright Lady Tornadoes 9-2 in the other state semifinal.
Panama pulled one out of the fire in Thursday's state quarterfinal against No. 1 Colbert. Trailing 2-0 with one out left in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Lady â€™Backs rallied to tie the game to force extra innings, then won the game in the 11th 3-2 over the top-ranked Lady Leopards.