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Wister boys go back to state once more — but they do it the hard way; Cameron boys miss out on two chances to make state tournament

October 1, 2011

STATE FOUR-PEATERS — The Wister Wildcats baseball team poses with the Class A Regional Tournament consolation championship plaque after beating Cameron Friday afternoon to qualify for the state tournament for the fourth straight baseball season, dating back to the spring of 2010. PDN Staff Photo by David Seeley

WISTER — For two LeFlore County baseball teams, one was a very ecstatic squad and the other was a very somber one.
The Wister Wildcats qualified for state for the fourth straight season, dating back to the 2010 spring season, as they defeated the Cameron Yellowjackets 13-4 in the consolation championship game of the Class A Regional Tournament Friday afternoon.
It capped off a two-game spurt of staving off elimination for the ’Cats (21-3), who were upset by the ’Jackets (21-9) in the very first day of the tournament Thursday afternoon by a score of 9-6.
Before beating Cameron, Wister had to withstand a challenge by the Wright City Lumberjax to win 5-4 to make it to the consolation championship.
While the Wildcats were celebrating Friday afternoon, the Yellowjackets were very heart-broken. The ’Jackets missed out twice in making state. Not only did they lose Friday afternoon's consolation championship to Wister, but they lost Thursday night's championship game 8-7 in eight innings to Rattan (which beat Wright City 8-4 Thursday afternoon) to send the Rams to state.

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