Wister boys open with Amber-Pocasset today in Class A State Tournament

For the fourth straight baseball season, dating back to the 2010 spring season, the Wister Wildcats baseball team has ended them at the same place — the state tournament.Last spring, the ’Cats made third time the charm as they won the Class 2A State Tournament. Now, they will look to win the Class A Fall State Tournament this weekend.First up for the Wildcats (21-3) is the Amber-Pocasset Panthers at 5 p.m. today at Edmond Memorial High School in the state quarterfinals.“They're a really good team,” Wister Coach John McAlester said. “They have kids who pitch it well. They're not overpowering pitchers, but they'll be 80 to 82 m.p.h. on the mound and they'll pitch it well. Then, they have several kids who swing the bats well. They have a kid hitting in the No. 7 hole who has been hurt most of the year, and he's just now back in the line-up. Everybody says he's their best hitter. You can't take him for granted because he's hitting in the No. 7 hole.”