Spiro girls split first two games in Class 3A Regional Tournament

TAHLEQUAH — The Spiro Lady Bulldogs softball team was going to have to do things the hard way Thursday afternoon if they were going to be playing in next week's Class 3A State Tournament.In the Class 3A Regional Tournament Wednesday afternoon, the Lady Bulldogs suffered a heart-breaking, nine-inning, 3-2 loss to the Beggs Lady Golden Demons in their first game of the tournament. However, they bounced back with just as thrilling a game, edging the Adair Lady Warriors in eight innings.Spiro (19-9) once more faced Beggs, which lost 2-1 to host Sequoyah-Tahlequah, at noon Thursday, with the winner then having to defeat the Lady Indians twice to win the regional title — and advance to next week's state tournament.