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Poteau girls hold off Heavener to win county title once more

April 14, 2012

CHAMPIONS ONCE AGAIN — The Poteau Lady Pirates pose with the championship plaque after winning the 2012 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament Thursday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. It was the fourth straight spring to win the county tournament. PDN Staff Photo by David Seeley

Once again, the Poteau Lady Pirates claimed their fourth straight LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Tournament title, but it didn't come easy.
The Lady Pirates had to hold off a late rally by the Heavener Lady Wolves to win 8-6 in the championship contest Thursday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
It was the second win Poteau got on the final day as the Lady Pirates downed the Lady Wolves 9-5 in the winner's-bracket final.
After losing to Poteau the first time, Heavener came back and posted an 11-7 win in the loser's-bracket final over the Pocola Lady Indians — who fell 18-4 to the Lady Wolves two nights before in the winner's-bracket semifinals.
Pocola was one of four teams who were in loser's-bracket action all day. The Lady Indians beat Spiro 6-4, then defeated Wister 6-3. The Lady Wildcats edged Panama 7-6 to stay alive at least for two games on Thursday.

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