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SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs baseball team finds itself one win away from returning to the Class 3A State Tournament.
The Bulldogs weathered, literally, Thursdayâ€™s rainy conditions to post to wins on their home field in the Class 3A Regional Tournament, beating Eufaula 2-0 and Hartshorne 11-0 in a no-hitter by the combination of Frank Solomon and Quaylon Griffith.
The â€™Dogs (25-6) will play for their second straight trip to state at 1 p.m. Saturday in the regional final against Stigler, which must beat Spiro twice to win the regional to make state.
The Panthers staved off elimination twice on Friday, routing Eufaula 18-5 in the completion of Thursday nightâ€™s game, then doubled up Hartshorne 4-2. The Panthers made the decision to play the regional finals Saturday afternoon so they would not have to play three straight games in one day.