The Poteau Lady Pirates were the only team to go through the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament undefeated as they claimed their fourth straight title.
The Lady Pirates defeated the Panama Lady Razorbacks 4-1 amid rain sprinkles Thursday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Lady Razorbacks, who were the only team to score on Poteau in this year's tournament, posted a â€śgiftâ€ť â€” and seemingly unlikely â€” rally in the loser's-bracket game against Spiro. Thanks to three Spiro errors, two of which happened with two outs and leading 7-5, in the seventh inning, Panama took advanatge of the â€śgiftsâ€ť to score three runs to rally for an 8-7 victory.
Poteau Gets Bye into Class 4A Regional Tournament
Poteau was expecting to begin the Class 4A playoffs in two weeks. The Lady Pirates will have to wait a week longer.
The Lady Pirates were awarded a bye in the Class 4A District Tournament and automatically will be in the Class 4A Regional Tournament, which will be Oct. 6-8. Poteau will have to wait, in all likelihood, until Oct. 3 before knowing where the Lady Pirates will be sent for their regional tournament as well as the teams with which they will be paired.
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All Tournament Team
Most Valuable Player â€” RaeLynn Caldwell, Poteau.
Brenna Vise, Meagan Ryburn â€” Poteau
Taylor Eaves, Stephanie Barcheers â€” Panama
Kaylee Cox, Braylin Gray â€” Spiro
Bryanna Warren, Katelen Morgan â€” Wister
Amber Holt, Heavener
Sidnee Ward, Gabba Wilson â€” Poteau
Becky Brown, Chansley Coker â€” Panama
Tiffany Woods â€” Spiro
Montana Roll â€” Heavener
Whitney Johnson â€” Howe
Erin Holderfield â€” Pocola
Tara Hawkins â€” Talihina
Shelby Standridge â€” Poteau
Kendra Swindle â€” Panama
Meochea McKesson â€” Spiro
Jordan Kannady, Sadie Watkins â€” Heavener
Kacie Raines â€” Wister
Mikko Robertson â€” Arkoma
Courtney Brown â€” Howe
Madison Lomon â€” Pocola
Cortney Williams â€” Talihina
Molly Young â€” Whitesboro