SPIRO — The Spiro Mud Dawgs were trying to stave off elimination Wednesday afternoon in the 2012 OK Kids PeeWee Regional Tournament.
The Mud Dawgs lost 12-2 to the Coleman BRW Tuesday night in the last game of Day 2's slate of contests.
Spiro was facing McCurtain with the winner playing at 1 p.m. this afternoon in another elimination contest, while the loser was eliminated.
The other LeFlore County team in the field, the Panama Razorbacks, also suffered a loss on Tuesday, falling 15-0 to the Texoma Diamond Dogs.
The winner's-bracket semifinals will see Coleman meeting the Diamond Dogs at 2:45 p.m. this afternoon, followed by the Atoka Yellowjackets meeting the Silo Rebels at 4:30 p.m. Those two winners will play at 4:30 p.m. Friday for the right to reach the 4:30 p.m. Saturday title game.
The Diamond Dogs are 2-0 to this point, beating the Lane Eagles Monday night, then routing the Hogs.
The ’Jackets defeated the Caddo Bruins 5-2, while the Rebels edged the Shawnee Outlaws 3-2.
The Caddo-Lane winner will play the Outlaws at 11:15 a.m. this morning, followed by the Spiro-McCurtain winner meeting the ’Backs at 1 p.m. The 11:15 a.m. winner will play the Texoma-Coleman loser at 6:15 p.m., while the 1 p.m. winner will meet the Atoka-Silo loser at 8 p.m.
Editor's Note — The Poteau Daily News did not discover until Wednesday that the Meeker Bulldogs, who were originally slated to be in the tournament, dropped out. The Panama Razorbacks took their spot. Because of no knowledge of the team switch, today's physical edition has the Meeker Bulldogs listed in this story. However, from here on, the stories about this regional in the physical edition will have the Panama Razorbacks listed.