The Poteau Pirates won the USSSA 14-and-younger state tournament last weekend in Muskogee. The Pirates also won the Northeast Oklahoma Global State Tournament in Owasso, and will play in the AAA World Series July 3-8 in Gulf Shores, Ala. Team members are Alex Demato, Tristan Thompson, Ben Klutts, Kale Barcheers, Grant Shipman, Grant Buckles, Corry Duncan, Dawson Perry, Rece Ward, Jared Williams and Derek Carroll. Coaches are Steve Smith, Billy Shipman and Ron Ward.
Photo by Suzanne Klutts