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While the beginning of the Red Oak Eagle Classic started off good for the Wister Wildcats, Day 2's contest was anything but good for them.
After the â€™Cats posted a 9-1 win over Smithville and 8-0 victory over Oktaha on Thursday afternoon at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, they were soundly routed 16-0 by the Rattan Rams in Friday's winner's-bracket finals.
The Wildcats were to have played for third place Saturday afternoon in Red Oak, but Saturday's rain washed out the final day's worth of games. The third-place game has not rescheduled, but John McAlester, Wister's coach, said that the earliest the game would be rescheduled is Monday due to this week's Carl Albert Tournament.
The other LeFlore County baseball team who was alive on the final day was the Cameron Yellowjackets. Conversely to the Wildcats' plight, the â€™Jackets started rough and ended strong. After Cameron lost 11-1 to Stuart Thursday afternoon in Red Oak, the Yellowjackets then posted wins over Howe (9-1) and Preston (14-6) on Friday to get to Saturday's consolation title game â€” which has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
The Whitesboro Bulldogs were 1-2 in the Classic, opening with a 14-1 loss to Rattan Thursday at EOSC, then beating Oktaha 11-6 before being eliminated 9-6 by Smithville on Friday in action at the Wilburton college.
The Lions went 0-2 in the event, falling 10-0 to Red Oak Thursday night in Red Oak before losing to Cameron.