The Lady Pirates won their fourth straight slowpitch championship, rallying late twice to defeat Heavener and once again take the championship trophy.
Poteau used late rallies in both wins of Heavener, winning 9-5 in the early game and wrapping up the championship with an 8-6 win in the finals.
In the final game, Poteau broke a 3-3 tie by scoring five runs in the top of the seventh and then had to hold off a Heavener rally in the bottom half of the inning to win.
Poteau got its first seven batters on base in the inning and scored the five runs. Gabba Wilson let off with a single and after a walk and fielder’s choice, tournament MVP Natalee King singled and Meagan Ryburn followed with another single to bring in a pair of runs.
A Heavener error aided the rally and RaeLynn Caldwell finished off the scoring with an RBI single.
Heavener made things interesting in the bottom half of the seventh, scoring a pair of runs and had the tying runners on base before a pop up to shortstop ended the game.
Earlier in the winners bracket finals, Poteau scored three runs in the first inning and had a comfortable lead at 5-0 before Heavener came back to tie the score. The Lady Pirates rallied for four runs in the sixth inning and advanced to the championship game.
After the first loss to Poteau, Heavener came from behind to defeat Pocola 11-7 behind home runs by Lexi Moody and Amber Holt.
Pocola advanced to meet Heavener after defeating Spiro 6-4 and then Wister, 6-3. Wister won its opener over Panama, 7-6, by scoring a run in the bottom of the seventh.