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Wister stays alive with forfeited win over Cameron when pitcher throws too many innings in single day

April 2, 2014

CAMERON — It appeared at about the stroke of midnight that the ball was still going to continue for the Cameron Yellowjackets in the 2014 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament.
After they beat the Talihina Golden Tigers 5-4 in 10 innings Tuesday on their home field, it appeared that at midnight, they outlasted the Wister Wildcats 4-2 in 11 innings.
However, it was discovered that Cameron pitcher Samuel Humphries, who pitched the final inning against Talihina, threw too many innings on the day as he threw all 11 innings against Wister. Essentially, when the Yellowjacket junior took the mound in the 10th inning against the ’Cats, the ’Jackets violated the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities rule that a pitcher is allowed to pitch 10 innings on any given day.
Thus, the Wildcats got the win and will play tournament host Heavener in one elimination game at 4 p.m. Thursday in Heavener. The Wister-Heavener winner will play the Pocola-Panama winner at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Poteau High School's Town Creek Park, with the loser finishing fourth — and the winner playing in the loser's-bracket final at 5 p.m. Friday at Heavener for the right to get to the 7 p.m. title game.
The Wildcats eliminated the Bokoshe Tigers 17-1 before playing their marathon game against Cameron.

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