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Poteau staves off elimination twice to make regional final if-game; Pirates beat Byng, Broken Bow to force second championship game — which has been moved to 4 p.m. Monday at Poteau (NEWLY UPDATED)

May 3, 2013

SAFE! — Poteau base runner Roger Barcheers, center, slides safely into third base as the ball gets away from Broken Bow third baseman Hayden George, right, under the watchful eye of Poteau coach Andy Perdue, left, during the sixth inning of the loser’s bracket final of the Class 4A Regional Tournament on Friday afternoon at Town Creek Park. Broken Bow shortstop Quinten Maness, far right, watches the play. PDN photo by David Seeley

There will be one thing for certain this afternoon at Town Creek Park. The Pirates will be the Class 4A Regional Tournament champion and headed to state. The only question is will it be Poteau High School's Pirates or the Pirates of Byng High School.
Poteau forced the second title game by picking up two wins in the face of elimination.
In the 2 p.m. loser’s bracket final, Poteau came from behind to defeat Broken Bow, 13-7, to earn another shot against Byng.
In that championship battle, Poteau rallied in the sixth inning, then held off Byng for a 6-5 victory to hand Pontotoc County’s Pirates their first regional loss.
The two Pirates teams were slated to play a winner-take-all game at 1 this afternoon at Town Creek Park for the right to play in next week’s Class 4A State Tournament. However, due to rain, the game has been moved to a 4 p.m. Monday start at Town Creek Park.
The game was first scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday in Hartshorne, but no umpires were available.
Then, it was re-rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Town Creek Park, but Byng could not make it on Sunday.
So, the game is now set for 4 p.m. Monday at Town Creek Park.

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