By CRAIG HALL
The top four seeds all won Monday in the first day of the 2015 baseball LeFlore County Tournament to advance.
Top-seeded Wister downed Pocola, 12-2, second-seeded Poteau outlasted LeFlore, 9-6, third-seeded Panama outscored Cameron, 9-4, and Spiro got a big effort from T.J. Hayes in a 4-0 win over Heavener.
In other games Pocola won over Howe, 12-2, Heavener blanked Arkoma, 13-0, LeFlore got a shutout over Whitesboro, 8-0, and Cameron took a 9-0 victory over Bokoshe.
Winner’s bracket semifinals pit Wister vs. Panama at 5 p.m. and Spiro against Poteau at 7 p.m. Both games are at Howe.
Loser’s bracket games are at Heavener and Cameron. At Heavener, the Wolves play Howe at 4 p.m. with Pocola meeting Arkoma at 6 p.m. The winners of those two contests play at 8 p.m.
At Cameron, Bokoshe and LeFlore play at 4 p.m. with Cameron and Whitesboro hooking up at 6 p.m. Winners play at 8 p.m.
Jake Sconyers blasted a home run and was 2-4 with two runs scored while Ethan Billings doubled and was 2-3 and Adrian Gonzales also hit a double and was 1-3 and scored twice for Wister in its 12-2 win over Pocola.
Kolton Lynn was the winning pitcher for the Wildcats, striking out eight and allowing three hits in four innings. Breydon Holton took the loss for Pocola.
Britt Ozeroglu was 1-2 for the Indians while Holton was 1-3 and Johnny Satterfield went 1-1.
Poteau and LeFlore were tied at 4 before the Pirates gained the lead and held off the Savages for the win.
Panama broke out a 3-3 tie with three runs in the fourth inning and the Razorbacks sent Cameron to the loser’s bracket with the 9-4 win.
Hayes went the distance for Spiro in the 4-0 win over Heavener, striking out nine and allowing only four hits. The Bulldogs scored a single run in the first, second, fourth and sixth inning.
Justice Wooly was 2-3 at the plate for the Bulldogs with two RBI and a run scored.
Dillion May took the loss for Heavener, also going the distance while striking out four Bulldogs.