PANAMA — The Poteau Outlaws OK Kids Midgets baseball team got to the title game of the 2012 Regional Tournament Saturday afternoon at Willie Darneal Field, but the bad news was they ran into the Stilwell Indians.
The Indians pulled away late to down the Outlaws 10-0 in five innings to win the title, and make this week's state tournament in Elk City.
The Outlaws reached the title game with a 6-1 win over the Asher Indians, then outlasted the host Panama Boomers 15-13 on Friday.
In the title game, the Indians scored twice in the first inning and once in the third for a 3-0 lead, then got the game into run-rule status with a seven-run fifth inning.
The Outlaws had only four hits, a single apiece by Connor Place, Brant Denton, Clay Cross and Rowdy Downs.
Cross' single came in the fourth inning, in which the Outlaws had their only really good scoring threat. He went to second on a passed ball and advance to third on a wild pitch, but was stranded there at the end of inning.
Stilwell's Joe Risley got the win, fanning 12 batters and scattering four hits, while Place suffered the loss for the Outlaws.
In Poteau's win over Panama, a 10-run third inning broke a 2-2 tie to give the Outlaws a 12-2 lead, but the game was in doubt until the final out in the sixth inning.
For the Outlaws, Carson McGee was 2-for-5 with a run scored, Place was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, Jordan Terry was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Bryce Palmer was 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored. Cross got the win.
In defeat, Braden Black was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Knute Dumas was 2-for-3 with a homer and three runs scored, Jacob Mantooth was 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored and Dawson Blair was 2-for-4 for the Boomers.
In Poteau's win over Asher, the Outlaws had a pair of three-run innings, in the second and fifth innings, while pitcher Drew Butler allowed the Indians only a single run in the fifth inning and fanning five Asher batters
Place was 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored, Palmer was 2-for-2 with a run scored and Jace Branscum was 2-for-2 with a run scored.