HOWE — The Leflore Savages and the Wister Wildcats find themselves today two wins away from winning the Howe Wood Bat Tournament after posting opening-round wins Thursday at Lions Field.
The Savages routed the Clayton Bulldogs 13-0, while the Wildcats did likewise to the McCurtain Bulldogs 11-0.
The Savages (9-7) and the ’Cats (9-6) met Saturday afternoon in the championship semifinals, which was followed by the Cameron Yellowjackets and the Smithville Braves in the other semifinal.
The winners played for the title, while the losers met for third place.
Friday was consolation action in the tournament. The host Howe Lions won the consolation title with a 7-4 eight-inning win over the Clayton Bulldogs.
Howe made it to the consolation championship game with an 8-2 win over Whitesboro to eliminate the LeFlore County Bulldogs from the tournament.