By CRAIG HALL
HOWE—Heavener stayed alive in the 2015 baseball LeFlore County Tournament with a 5-2 win over Panama in the only game played on Thursday as a storm moved through Howe and doused the field with rain.
Because of the storm, the Spiro and Cameron game along with the winner’s bracket final between Wister and Poteau were postponed.
Friday’s schedule now has Spiro and Cameron playing at 3 p.m. with the winner of that game taking on Heavener at 5 p.m. Wister and Poteau play at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, the loser of the Wister and Poteau game plays the winner of Friday’s 5 p.m. game at 3 p.m. with the championship game set for 5 p.m. The “if” game will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Heavener’s win over Panama was the first time this week a lower-seeded team has knocked off a higher-seeded team. The Wolves were seeded sixth while Panama was the third seed.
The Razorbacks took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Andy Burris walked, stole second and scored on a single by Tristan Thompson.
Heavener took the lead for good in the bottom of the second. Connor Place and Corry Duncan walked. Place reached third and scored on a throwing error. With one out, Dillion May walked and Duncan was thrown out trying to steal third.
May eventually scored on a single by Trey Grubbs.
Heavener added three runs in the bottom of the third on three hits. Noah Davis led off with a single up the middle and May beat out a bunt hit. After there were two outs, Grant Shipman got on by an error. Davis scored on a wild pitch and May reached home on the error. Hunter Tiffee walked and a single by Jordan Terry brought in the final run.
Panama scored again in the sixth after back-to-back doubles by Gabe Harp and Ryan Ragan. Jacob Mantooth was hit by a pitch and Shipman was brought in to pitch for May.
The Wolves got out of the inning after an infield fly out where Harp was thrown out at home. Ragan scored on an error, but Heavener escaped further damage.
Panama went down in order in the top of the seventh. May was the winning pitcher for the Wolves with Shipman getting the save.
Zack Timms got the loss for Panama. Harp relieved Timms in the second inning while Kirksey Nixon came on in the fourth and finished up for the Razorbacks.
May was 2-3 at the plate for Heavener. Ragan finished 3-3 for the Razorbacks with a pair of doubles and Thompson had a 2-4 game.
The rain started in the bottom of the sixth. After a slight break, it started coming down harder as the game ended, forcing the delay for the final two scheduled games.