Thanks to a complete-game victory by Jarred Williams, the Poteau Pirates OK Kids Midget baseball team lived to play another day in the 2012 Regional Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Williams struck out 10 batters as the Pirates used a big sixth inning to get past the Vian Dawgs 11-6 Thursday night.
The Pirates played the Silo Rebels, who lost Thursday night's winner's-bracket final to the Texoma Lookouts 10-0, in the loser's-bracket final Friday night. The Poteau-Silo winner then faced Texoma for the regional title â€” and a trip to state. If a second title game is necessary, it will be played at 6:15 p.m. tonight at the PARC.
Trailing 2-1 after an inning, the Pirates tied the game in the second inning, then took the lead for good with a four-run third inning for a 6-2 advantage.
After the Dawgs cut the deficit to 6-5 with a three-run third inning, the Pirates then scored once in the fifth inning and four runs in the sixth inning for an 11-5 lead.
For the game, Seth Ryan was 2-for-3 with a run scored, Ben Klutts was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored, Tyler Singleterry was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored and Logan Carroll was 1-for-1 with a two-RBI double to highlight the four-run sixth inning and scored a run.