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On Monday, the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association rewarded the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team a Class 4A Regional Tournament, which starts this afternoon. That means the Lady Pirates could celebrate a trip to state Thursday afternoon on their home field. That excited the four senior players.
â€śI was really excited because we always have to go off far away,â€ť senior right fielder Meagan Ryburn said. â€śIt's always harder to play somewhere else. Playing here, we'll get our real fans, and we'll have more people here to support us.â€ť
â€śI'm just excited because we'll have home-field advantage,â€ť senior center fielder Natalee King said. â€śKnowing that we'll have people here supporting us will help us do better and give us more confidence.â€ť
â€śI was just really excited about playing on our own field,â€ť senior left fielder Briley Benson said. â€śI just feel more confident on our field.â€ť
â€śI'm pretty excited about it,â€ť senior reserve player Lauren Solylo said. â€śWe won't have to travel. We won't have to go a long ways to travel, and get back really late. We'll have more people supporting us.â€ť