POTEAU—Heavener’s girls stayed on top of softball in the county on Thursday by capturing another softball LeFlore County Tournament at the PARC.
The Lady Wolves went unbeaten in the 2015 slow-pitch LCT by topping Pocola in the championship game, 11-5. Heavener won the slow-pitch championship last spring and then captured the fast-pitch championship in the fall.
The tournament was crammed into one day instead of the usual three days after rain postponed play on Monday and Tuesday. Games were also played at Poteau High School and Wister with only three fields available at the PARC with one field still too wet to play on.
Heavener advanced to the championship game earlier in the evening with a 12-0 victory over Pocola in the winner’s bracket final. The Lady Wolves opened up with an 8-0 win over Howe at Wister, before moving to the PARC and downing Spiro, 15-5, behind home runs by Lexi Moody, Kendra Davis and Erica Lemay.
The four wins improve Heavener to 24-4 overall. The fifth-ranked Lady Wolves play at Pocola on Monday, host LeFlore on Tuesday and go to Roland on Wednesday for the district tournament against the hosts and Locust Grove.
After losing the first game to Heavener, Pocola clinched a spot in the championship game with a 9-3 win over Wister. The Lady Indians also downed Wister in the winner’s bracket finals earlier, 6-0.
Wister finished third while Spiro was fourth.
Here are the results from the tournament:
Championship: Heavener 11, Pocola 5
Winner’s bracket finals: Heavener 12, Pocola 0
Winner’s bracket semifinals: Heavener 15, Spiro 5; Pocola 6, Wister 0.
Second-round: Heavener 8, Howe 0; Spiro 4, Whitesboro 2; Wister 7, Poteau 0; Pocola 5, LeFlore 0
First round: Howe 7, Panama 0; Spiro 11, Talihina 2; Whitesboro 16, Bokoshe 0; Poteau 4, Arkoma 0; LeFlore 6, Cameron 2.
Loser’s bracket finals: Pocola 9, Wister 3
Loser’s bracket semifinals: Wister 8, Spiro 2
Loser’s bracket quarterfinals: Spiro 5, LeFlore 3; Wister 7, Whitesboro 3
Loser’s bracket third-round: LeFlore 2, Panama 0; Whitesboro 4, Howe 0.
Loser’s bracket second-round: Panama 8, Poteau 4; LeFlore 4, Talihina 0; Howe 5, Arkoma 4; Whitesboro 10, Cameron 3.
Loser’s bracket first round: Talihina 11, Bokoshe 0.