Mother Nature's wrath has already been felt. Due to rain showers Tuesday and today, the 2012 Poteau Wood Bat Festival will not begin until Thursday and end on Saturday.
Besides the host Pirates, several other LeFlore County teams will be in the field — Cameron, Heavener and Panama.
Other familiar teams in the field are Roland, Muldrow, Sallisaw-Central, Stigler, Hartshorne and Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside. A new team coming is Dickson, which is located just east of Ardmore. Dickson Athletic Director David Gardner and Poteau Baseball Coach Ronnie Sockey were college teammates back in the day.
Poteau vs. Dickson, 3 p.m.; Dickson vs. Stigler, 5 p.m.; Poteau vs. Stigler, 7 p.m.
Dickson vs. Hartshorne, 11 a.m.; Roland vs. Dickson or Hartshorne, 1 p.m.; Muldrow vs. Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside, 3 p.m.; Poteau vs. Muldrow, 5 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Panama vs. Sallisaw-Central, 7 p.m.
Cameron vs. Moss, noon; Heavener vs. Moss, 2 p.m.; Heavener vs. Panama, 4 p.m.; Cameron vs. Stigler, 6 p.m.
Poteau vs. Sallisaw-Central, noon; Sallisaw-Central vs. Hartshorne, 2 p.m.; Cameron vs. Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside, 4 p.m.; Stigler vs. Fort Smith Northside, 6 p.m.