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Wildcats softball team playing for national title; Stix eliminated from World Series

July 18, 2014

The Wildcats are in the age 10-and-Younger World Series at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla. Team members are Belle Williams, Camryn Harvey and MacKenzie Reid of Pocola, Makayla Abdullah and Emily Myers all of Spiro, Hannah Entrekin of Alma, Ark., Savannah Grandjean of Cabot, Ark., Amanda Rapin of Van Buren, Ark., Kayla Richardson of Greenwood, Ark., Teja Spencer of Fort Smith, Ark. and Ashlynn Flute. Coaches are Pocola's Eric Reid and Randy Harvey. Submitted Photo

The Wildcats softball team based out of Pocola was playing for the national title at the 10-and-Younger USSAA World Series on Friday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla.
The Wildcats, who lost in the winner's-bracket final 8-6 to the Ohio Starz from Newark, Ohio, beat the Starz 4-0 in the first title game to force the winner-take-all game for the national title.
The ’Cats won their first two games in bracket play, beating the Sarasota [Fla.] Heat 5-2 and The Woodlands [Texas] Hotshots 4-0 before losing in the winner's-bracket final to the Starz.
The Wildcats went undefeated in pool-play action earlier this week, beating Tsunami of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., 7-2, the Marietta [Ga.] Titans 5-0 and the Louisville [Ky.] Lady Sluggers 3-0.
At the World Series in Branson, Mo., the Stix softball team saw its season end on Friday with an 8-3 loss to the Arkansas Base Burners.
The Stix stayed alive Thursday night with an 11-1 victory over the Topeka [Kan.] Peaches.

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