Spiro boys win away from returning to state

SPIRO — The Spiro Bulldogs baseball team finds itself one win away from returning to the Class 3A State Tournament.The Bulldogs weathered, literally, Thursday’s rainy conditions to post to wins on their home field in the Class 3A Regional Tournament, beating Eufaula 2-0 and Hartshorne 11-0 in a no-hitter by the combination of Frank Solomon and Quaylon Griffith.The ’Dogs (25-6) will play for their second straight trip to state at 1 p.m. Saturday in the regional final against Stigler, which must beat Spiro twice to win the regional to make state.The Panthers staved off elimination twice on Friday, routing Eufaula 18-5 in the completion of Thursday night’s game, then doubled up Hartshorne 4-2. The Panthers made the decision to play the regional finals Saturday afternoon so they would not have to play three straight games in one day.