WISTER â€” Three LeFlore County baseball teams found themselves late Friday in the winnerâ€™s bracket semifinals of the Wister Invitational Tournament, with one more win putting them into this afternoonâ€™s title game.
Tournament host Wister had little problem with Hartford, Ark., winning 13-1 in three innings. That put the Wildcats into Friday nightâ€™s semifinal against local rival Whitesboro.
The Bulldogs avenged last weekâ€™s LeFlore County Tournament loss to Panama by downing the Razorbacks 9-5 â€” the same score the Hogs beat the â€˜Dogs by in their opening-round county tournament game.
The â€™Cats and the â€™Dogs met Friday night with the winner playing for the tournament title at 4 this afternoon, while the loser will play for third place at 2 this afternoon.
On the other side of the bracket, Talihina met Red Oak late Friday afternoon with the victor playing the Wister-Whitesboro winner for the tournament title this afternoon.
The Golden Tigers handled the Howe Lions 12-2 in four innings, while the Eagles soared over the Wister junior varsity 10-1 in five innings.
The Talihina-Red Oak loser will play the Wister-Whitesboro loser for third place this afternoon.
The Lions will live to play another day in the event as they bested the Wister JV 9-3 in Friday afternoonâ€™s consolation semifinals.
The Lions will meet the Panama Razorbacks in this afternoonâ€™s consolation championship at high noon. The Hogs blanked Hartford 8-0.